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Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders School-Based Practice

by Edited by Matthew J. Mayer, Richard Van Acker, John E. Lochman, and Frank M. Gresham

Evidence based and practical, this book presents state-of-the-science approaches for helping K-12 students who struggle with aggressive behaviors, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism.

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Evidence based and practical, this book presents state-of-the-science approaches for helping K-12 students who struggle with aggressive behaviors, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism. It explains the fundamentals of cognitive-behavioral intervention and reviews exemplary programs that offer powerful new ways to reach at-risk children and adolescents. Leading authorities thoroughly describe the process of assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and program evaluation. What makes the book unique is its focus on the nitty-gritty of school-based intervention, including how to integrate mental health services into the special education system, overcome obstacles, and provide needed skills to school personnel.

"This book is a prize for clinicians, researchers, and students alike. The editors have assembled valuable chapters that address theoretical, methodological, and clinical issues. Most impressively, the contributors tackle the often harsh realities that confront clinicians doing cognitive-behavioral therapy in real-world settings. Further, they seamlessly integrate pivotal developmental and ethnocultural variables. I am already clearing space on my bookshelf for this much-needed resource."
-Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
"Filling a critical void in the literature, this book illuminates the exciting potential of cognitive-behavioral interventions in school-based practice. The volume is current, comprehensive, and reader friendly. It explores both the theoretical foundations and the many exemplary programs paving the way in schools today. The impressive collection of scholar-authors steers clear of hyerbole in favor of more dispassionate examinations of what the science is saying. Their approach leaves the reader informed, optimistic, and energized."
-Jim Larson, PhD, Coordinator, School Psychology Program, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
"Mayer et al. have done all those who work with children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders a great service by editing a volume about one of our greatest challenges. The book provides better scientific understanding of how young people think about their behavior and how they can be guided to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors more effectively."
-James M. Kauffman, EdD, Curry School of Education (Emeritus), University of Virginia

420 Pages, Size: 6" x 9"

I. Foundations of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

1. Historical Roots, Theoretical and Applied Developments, and Critical Issues in Cognitive-Behavioral Modification, Matthew J. Mayer and Richard Van Acker

2. Intervention Development, Assessment, Planning, and Adaptation: The Importance of Developmental Models, John E. Lochman and Frank M. Gresham

3. Methodological Issues in Research Using Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Frank M. Gresham and John E. Lochman

4. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions and the Social Context of the School: A Stranger in a Strange Land, Richard Van Acker and Matthew J. Mayer

II. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions For Anger/Aggression

5. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Anger and Aggression: Review of Research and Research-to-Practice Issues, Stephen W. Smith, Julia A. Graber, and Ann P. Daunic

6. Managing Anger and Aggression in Students with Externalizing Behavior Problems: Focus on Exemplary Programs, W. M. Nelson III and Janet R. Schultz

III. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions For Anxiety/Phobic Disorders

7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth in School Settings: Advances and Challenges, Adam S. Weissman, Diana Antinoro, and Brian C. Chu

8. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Exemplary Programs, Gretchen Schoenfield and Richard J. Morris

IV. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions For Depression

9. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Meta-Analysis, Promising Programs, and Implications for School Personnel, John W. Maag, Susan M. Swearer, and Michael D. Toland

10. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Depression during Childhood: Exemplary Programs, Kevin D. Stark, Jenny Herren, and Melissa Fisher

V. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Addressing Other Needs

11. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, George J. DuPaul, Lauren A. Arbolino, and Genery D. Booster

12. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Laura Grofer Klinger and Amie Williams

VI. The Future of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

13. The Cognitive-Ecological Model: Paradigm and Promise for the Future, Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Patrick H. Tolan, and Nancy Guerra

14. Future Challenges to Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Practice and Policy, Michael M. Gerber and Emily Solari

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