The latest addition to the popluar What-to-Do Guides for Kids series addresses separation anxiety, a common developmental phase. This workbook introduces kids and parents to cognitive-behavioural therapy-based strategies that can help them understand and cope with any type of separation anxiety. Like the other books in this series, it includes activities designed to change kids' perspectives on being separated and includes an introduction for parents and caregivers about how to most successfully use the book. Ages 6-10.
Kristen Lavallee, PhD, is a developmental and school psychologist, and has worked with children in the U.S. and Switzerland. She has coauthored empirical studies and a book chapter on treatment for separation anxiety, and is managing editor of the scientific journal European Psychologist. Silvia Schneider, Dr. rer. nat., is a professor of child clinical psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. She has conducted several studies on childhood separation anxiety disorder (SAD), and authored a treatment manual in German for SAD.