Treatments That Work With Children: Empirically Supported Strategies for Managing Childhood Problems
Parents frequently consult both psychologists and pediatricians about a variety of childhood problems, ranging from sleep disorders to anxiety. But today there are so many theories about which therapies work best that it is hard for practitioners to make informed choices. In this book, psychologists Edward R. Christophersen and Susan L. Mortweet -- both seasoned clinicians -- help the reader assess available treatments that have documented records of success. In many cases, treatment manuals exist to guide clinicians in implementing these approaches. Eight comprehensive and engaging chapters cover the common problems of disruptive behavior, anxiety, sleep disorders, nocturnal enuresis, encopresis, habit disorders (such as tics and thumbsucking), the treatment of pain and, finally, helping children comply with medical regimens. Designed for the busy practitioner, the book describes diagnosis and treatment, with an emphasis on practicality. Summaries and handouts make the material useful for training purposes as well as daily office use. Although written for psychologists and mental health professionals, this book will also be enormously useful to pediatricians who want the latest information on behavioral treatments that really work.
What works? Treatment interventions that work!
By Matthew Hoag, Ph.D. - May 21, 2001
A "must have" for any clinician working with children and adolescents. Christophersen and Mortweet provide a valuable contribution to the literature with this book. They present practical treatment interventions effective in treating a variety of disorders for children and adolescents. The information is presented in a thought provoking and stimulating manner, which generated ideas for me in my practice as I read it. I have used ideas and treatment approaches I gained from this book in my treatment/practice.This book is clearly outlined and I was able to quickly jump to the parts that were most applicable to me as I approached a difficult treatment case. Christophersen and Mortweet provide a myriad of charts and handouts that I can use with my patients. An excellent resource to have at your disposal in working with children and adolescents. Empirically supported treatment interventions are vital in today's managed care environment. This is an important tool to... read more
Proof that Common Sense Works
By A Customer - June 11, 2001
In this book, the authors offer empircal proof -- derived from nearly 30 years of research in this area -- of treatments that work with children. Even better, the treatments, although psychologically valid, have their basis in common sense. For example, a child can't succeed at toilet training until he/she is able to dress himself. Therefore, one of the first steps in toilet training is to teach the child how to pull his/her pants up and down. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I hadn't thought of that before I read this book, and it makes a lot of sense. It's a book that's filled with refreshingly simple -- and proven -- methods for handling common childhood behavior and medical problems.
excellent for parents and therapists
By Kathy Nichols "kathy" - March 7, 2006
This is probably the best book I've read concerning children and childhood problems. Although I am a therapist and gained alot of practice tips while reading, it would be very informative for parents as well.
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