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Adolescent Volcanoes: Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger. Warwick Pudney & Éliane Whitehouse, $45.95

Some adolescents seem to act as if they have a volcano inside — always on the verge of erupting into anger. They often generate discord and have combative relationships with parents, care givers and other adults who work with them.

ADOLESCENT VOLCANOES is a practical resource for adults working with adolescents and their parents to help them understand, express, and manage their anger. Featuring interactive worksheets and handouts throughout, it explores the causes of anger, focusing not only on the adolescent, but also on styles of parenting and situations at home that can exacerbate these feelings, and suggests ways to tone down confrontations and improve relationships. It describes models that explain the dynamics of arguments, such as 'power analysis' and 'positive intentions'. It also explains anger management tools such as 'escalators', 'time out', 'emotional awareness', 'triggers' and the 'four-part phrase'. By improving emotional management and communication, this resource will help adolescents to understand how to reduce attacking behaviour and turn their anger into something positive.

ADOLESCENT VOLCANOES can be used as the basis of counselling sessions and incident management. It will be invaluable for counsellors, teachers, youth workers and social workers who work with adolescents.


Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: a Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, $33.95

From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome) there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress. This comprehensive, easy-to-read go-to guide will help parents to sort through all the interconnected childhood developmental, neurobiological and psychological disorders and serve as a roadmap to help start the families' journey for correct diagnoses, effective treatment and better understanding of their Alphabet Kids.


The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination. Robin Alter & Crystal Clarke, $23.95

Millions of children suffer from anxiety, which can be extremely limiting, causing kids to miss school, opt out of activities with friends, and refuse to speak or participate in a variety of situations. Focusing on the problem of anxiety can stress kids out and make them feel ashamed. But when the focus is on their strengths and their vivid imaginations, children are empowered to face their anxiety head-on.

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids is a fun and unique workbook grounded in evidence-based CBT and designed to help children understand their anxious thoughts within a positive framework — a perspective that will allow kids to see themselves as the highly imaginative individuals they are, and actually appreciate the role imagination plays in their anxiety. With this workbook, children will learn that, just as they are capable of envisioning vivid scenarios that fuel their anxiety, they are capable of using their imagination to move away from anxious thoughts and become the boss of their own worries.

With engaging CBT-based activities, games, and illustrations — and with a focus on imagination training and developing skills like problem solving, assertiveness, positive thinking, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness — this book will help kids stand up to worry and harness the power of their imagination for good.

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Assessing Children's Well-Being: a Handbook of Measures. Sylvie Naar-King, Deborah Ellis & Maureen Frey, $68.95

Behavioral medicine has now matured as a field to the point where all recognize that different populations are presented with different issues. This practical and comprehensive reference guide is the first to sort, present, and review all the measures that can be used to evaluate the behavioral, cognitive, and emotional aspects of children's health. It organizes the measures under eight general headings, such as quality of life, adherence, pain management, and patient satisfaction. Each chapter begins with a leading authority's overview of the underlying theoretical construct and any concerns about how to measure it. Descriptions and reviews of relevant instruments follow; these include information on administration, scoring, psychometric properties, and ordering, as well as comments by the instruments' developers.

Assessing Children's Well-Being: a Handbook of Measures will be welcomed by all those professionals and scientists who seek to assess and effectively address the complex interactions between physical health and mental health in children.


Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Edited by Liana Lowenstein, $26.95

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families Volume Two. Edited by Liana Lowenstein, $26.95

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families Volume Three. Edited by Liana Lowenstein, $26.95

The valuable therapeutic techniques in these three volumes are presented in an easy-to-use, practical format. The activities are listed under several sections: Engagement and Assessment, Feelings Expression, Social Skills, Coping and Problem Solving, Self-Esteem and Termination. Recommended age range, modality (individual, group, family) and goals are clearly indicated with each activity.


Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enrico Gnaulati, $20.00

In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, a clinical psychologist specializing in childhood and adolescent therapy and assessment, has witnessed firsthand the push to diagnose these disorders in youngsters. Drawing both on his own clinical experience and on cutting-edge research, he has written the definitive account of why our kids are being dramatically over-diagnosed — and how parents and professionals can distinguish between true psychiatric disorders and normal childhood reactions to stressful life situations. 

BACK TO NORMAL reminds us of the normalcy of children’s seemingly abnormal behavior. It will give parents of struggling children hope, perspective, and direction. And it will make everyone who deals with children question the changes in our society that have contributed to the astonishing increase in childhood psychiatric diagnoses. 

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Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $29.95 (ages 10+)

Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook. Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem. Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.


The Big Book of Even More Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula. Lindsey Joiner, $35.95

Following on from The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens, this book provides EVEN MORE imaginative and fun activity ideas, lessons, and projects for use with difficult and challenging children and teens aged 5+.

From ice breakers and group starters to bibliotherapy and monthly character education activities, there are over 90 ideas designed to unleash the creativity of children and teens, and teach social skills, strategies to control anger and anxiety, conflict resolution, positive thinking skills, and more. They make use of art, scientific experiments, expressive arts and books, and many come with photocopiable handouts. The activities can be used in a variety of settings, and they are adaptable for use with both individuals and groups. This is a practical resource bursting with ideas, and it will be invaluable for anyone working with children and teens, including school counselors, teachers, social workers, youth workers, arts therapists, and psychologists.


The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula. Lindsey Joiner, $39.95

For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved.

This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.

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Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice. John Arden & Lloyd Linford, $66.00

Designed for mental health professionals treating children and adolescents, BRAIN-BASED THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is a simple but powerful primer for understanding and successfully implementing the most critical elements of neuroscience into an evidence-based mental health practice.


Brief Coaching with Children and Young People: a Solution Focused Approach. Harvey Ratner & Denise Yusuf, $60.95

Brief Coaching with Children and Young People is the first book of its type to describe the thinking and practice of Solution Focused coaching with these age groups. The approach empowers young people to find their own solutions in the shortest possible time, focusing on where they want to get to rather than the details of the problem they are concerned about. The authors’ emphasis on practical and straightforward techniques and materials will equip all those interested in working with and supporting young people and their families to help them achieve their hopes for the future. The book is illustrated with numerous examples from the coaching practice of the authors in different settings, with a particular emphasis on challenging cases. As a whole, it serves as a key resource for working with children and young people, but each chapter can also be read individually to enhance the reader’s understanding of the topic. Downloadable resources are available online which enhance the practicality of the text.

Ratner and Yusuf have created a practical, jargon-free resource for all those who work with and support children, young people and their families. It will be invaluable for coaches, therapists and counsellors as well as anyone who interacts with children and young people, including social workers, teachers and mentors and foster parents.


Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality: the Buddha's Children. Alexander von Gontard, $29.95

In this book, Alexander von Gontard, a child psychiatrist, uses the language, thought and imagery of Buddhism to explore the spirituality of children.

The book begins by exploring the Buddha's own childhood and the 'divine child' in Buddhism, a key archetype in Jungian psychology. The author defines the spirituality and religiosity of children and adolescents and identifies manifestations of spirituality in children, such as experiences of awe and wonder, and favourable conditions for spirituality, such as silence, nature, extreme conditions and mindfulness. Drawing on his own experience working with children in therapeutic practice, von Gontard discusses the parallels between spontaneous spirituality seen in childhood and the Buddha's teachings.

Revealing how the spiritual insights and experiences of children and adolescents can uncover a deep and wise understanding of human life that is compatible with the Buddha's teachings, this book will be of particular interest to professionals and academics in psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, education and religious studies.

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Case Formulation with Children and Adolescents. Katharina Manassis, $47.50

Highly practical and accessible, this book shows how to synthesize complex information about child and adolescent mental health problems into clinically useful, dynamic case formulations. Strategies and tools are provided for analyzing the biological, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, and developmental factors that may be contributing to the difficulties of clients ages 4-18. Numerous case examples illustrate the steps in crafting a comprehensive formulation and using it to plan effective, individualized treatment. Strategies for overcoming frequently encountered pitfalls in case formulation are highlighted throughout.


CBT for Children & Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Edited by Angela Scarpa, Susan Williams White & Tony Attwood, $42.95

This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD — anxiety and behavior problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy. Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its evidence base, and address practical considerations in treatment. The book also discusses general issues in adapting CBT for this population and provides a helpful framework for assessment and case conceptualization informed by DSM-5.


CBT for Depression in Children and Adolescents: a Guide to Relapse Prevention. Betsy Kennard, Jennifer Hughes & Aleksandra Foxwell, $46.95

Despite the availability of effective treatments for child and adolescent depression, relapse rates in this population remain high. This innovative manual presents an evidence-based brief therapy for 8- to 18-year-olds who have responded to acute treatment but still have residual symptoms. Each session of relapse prevention cognitive-behavioral therapy (RP-CBT) is illustrated in step-by-step detail, including focused techniques for promoting and sustaining well-being, supplemental strategies for tailoring treatment to each individual's needs, and ways to involve parents. In a convenient large-size format, the book features 51 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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CBT Strategies for Anxious and Depressed Children and Adolescents: a Clinician's Toolkit. Eduardo Bunge, Javier Mandil, Andrés Consoli & Martín Gomar, $46.95

Beautifully designed handouts and worksheets are presented for each phase of treating anxiety and depression, organized in a state-of-the-art modular framework that encourages therapeutic flexibility. Introductions to each module offer vital clinical pointers and describe when and how to use the various forms, illustrated with vivid case examples. The authors provide tips for sequencing treatment, troubleshooting common difficulties, and addressing developmental and cultural considerations. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible handouts and worksheets.


Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art. Jeremy Shapiro, et al. $116.95

This comprehensive guide to child therapy provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of psychotherapy with children and adolescents. It provides balanced coverage of child therapy theory, research, and practice. Adopting an integrated approach, the authors bring both the science of evidence-based practice and the art of therapy into each chapter.


Child Anxiety Disorders: a Family-Based Treatment Manual for Practitioners. Jeffrey Wood & Bryce McLeod, $32.00

In CHILD ANXIETY DISORDERS, Wood and McLeod present a clinically-proven treatment protocol based on a collaborative, family-based intervention approach—one that has seen remission rates of 80% in children. Incorporating family therapy strategies and targeted CBT techniques, the authors lay out session-by-session guidelines for implementing the protocol, offering all those who work with and counsel children a hands-on toolkit to effectively resolve childhood anxiety, whether generalized or severe in nature.

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Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives, 2nd Edition. Rosalyn Shute & Phillip Slee, $75.95

Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives provides an engaging and perceptive overview of both well-established and recent theories in child and adolescent psychology. This unique summary of traditional scientific perspectives alongside critical post-modern thinking will provide readers with a sense of the historical development of different schools of thought. The authors also place theories of child development in philosophical and cultural contexts, explore links between them, and consider the implications of theory for practice in the light of the latest thinking and developments in implementation and translational science.

Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives will be essential reading for students on advanced courses in developmental psychology, education, social work and social policy, and the lucid style will also make it accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology.


The Child: an Encyclopedic Companion from Birth through Adolescence. Richard Shweder, Editor, $90.50

THE CHILD: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC COMPANION offers both parents and professionals access to the best scholarship from all areas of child studies in a remarkable one-volume reference. Bringing together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas, The Child contains more than 500 articles—all written by experts in their fields. It is an unparalleled resource for parents, social workers, researchers, educators, and others who work with children.


Child Maltreatment: an Introduction, 3rd Edition. Cindy Miller-Perrin & Robin Perrin, $133.95

Uniquely offering both a psychological and sociological focus, this core text helps students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment. This is an ideal core text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family violence, child maltreatment, family sociology, child welfare, and social work in the departments of Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Criminology, and Education.

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Child Psychotherapy Homework Planner, 5th Edition. Arthur Jongsma, et al, Editors, $66.00

THE CHILD PSYCHOTHERAPY HOMEWORK PLANNER provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

  • 93 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by children, such as academic underachievement, low self-esteem, depression, and separation anxiety
  • A quick-reference format — the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including blended family problems, divorce reaction, ADHD, attachment disorder, social anxiety, language disorders, and unresolved grief and loss
  • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises

The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, 5th Edition. Arthur Jongsma, Mark Peterson, William. McInnis & David Berghuis, $66.00

The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner contains complete prewritten session and patient presentation descriptions for each behavioral problem in The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. The prewritten progress notes can be easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need or treatment situation. This edition:

  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized progress notes
  • Provides an array of treatment approaches that correspond with the behavioral problems and DSM™-5 diagnostic categories in The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition
  • Organized around 35 main presenting problems, including attachment disorder, anger control problems, blended family problems, unresolved grief or loss, ADHD, and negative peer influences
  • Features over 1,000 prewritten progress notes summarizing patient presentation, themes of session, and treatment delivered

The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates, 5th Edition. Arthur Jongsma, Mark Peterson, William McInnis & Timothy Bruce, $66.00

The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans. This new edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including anxiety, attachment disorder, gender identity disorder, and more. Organized around 35 behaviorally based presenting problems, the text includes over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions — plus space to record your own treatment plan options.

Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem.

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Child-Friendly Therapy: Biopsychosocial Innovations for Children and Families. Marcia Stern, $32.00

A treasure trove of creative tools and strategies to engage children in therapy. Now in paperback, CHILD-FRIENDLY THERAPY offers clinicians an array of inventive, multifaceted therapy techniques, from brain-based tips to family-oriented exercises.


Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime and Abuse in the Lives of Young People. David Finkelhor, $38.95

In this persuasive book, David Finkelhor presents a comprehensive new vision to encompass the prevention, treatment, and study of juvenile victims, unifying conventional subdivisions like child molestation, child abuse, bullying, and exposure to community violence. Developmental victimology, his term for this integrated perspective, looks at child victimization across childhood's span and yields fascinating insights about how to categorize juvenile victimizations, how to think about risk and impact, and how victimization patterns change over the course of development. The book also provides a valuable new model of society's response to child victimization — what Finkelhor calls the Juvenile Victim Justice System — and a fresh way of thinking about barriers that victims and their families encounter when seeking help. These models will be very useful to anyone seeking to improve the way we try to help child victims.


Children in Therapy: Using the Family as a Resource. C. Everett Bailey, editor. $34.50

CHILDREN IN THERAPY takes a comprehensive look at the ways therapists can use the family as a resource and draw on the inherent strengths of children and families in order to help children heal. A stellar group of clinicians and researchers describe the benefits and process of involving families in children's therapy and discuss ways therapists can effectively integrate individual family members into the overall treatment of children.

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Children with Multiple Mental Health Challenges: an Integrated Approach to Intervention. Sarah Landy & Susan Bradley, $113.95

Mental health practitioners who work with children are often confronted with complex, difficult-to-treat mental health issues that do not respond to conventional methods of psychotherapy. These children have a web of multiple impairments that are comprised not just of emotional and behavioral issues, but also learning and other cognitive disorders. CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES presents an innovative, evidence-based approach to understanding and treating this difficult population that integrates the child's development and functioning into diagnosis and treatment. It does not rely on diagnostic categories alone, but explores the functioning of children in several dimensions of development and considers multiple levels of influence.

The book builds on an individualized, integrated approach to present a variety of evidence-based strategies for working with children with multiple challenges. It considers children from preschool age to adolescence with a number of severe difficulties. These may include extreme aggression, oppositional defiant behavior, significant anxiety and depression, cognitive and academic challenges, delays in speech and language, problems with attention and concentration, sensory integration problems, and unresolved trauma. The treatment strategies included can be used by various specialists within the intervention team, as well as by parents and teachers.


The Child’s Voice in Family Therapy: a Systemic Perspective. Carole Gammer, $40.00

Comprehensive and imaginative, THE CHILD'S VOICE IN FAMILY THERAPY is an indispensable resource for therapists who wish to respect and fulfill the needs of children within a family therapy setting.


Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents, 2nd Edition: Assessment to Intervention. Stephanie McConaughy, $42.95

This authoritative work offers guidelines for interviewing children of different ages — as well as their parents and teachers — and for weaving the resulting data into multi-method assessment and intervention planning. K–12 school psychologists and other practitioners learn specific strategies for assessing school issues, peer relations, emotional difficulties, family situations, and problem behavior. Stephanie McConaughy is joined by two other leading experts who have contributed chapters on assessing suicide and violence risks. In-depth case illustrations are woven throughout. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over a dozen reproducible interviewing tools. Purchasers also get access to a companion Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children. Edited by Joy Osofsky, $59.95

Presenting crucial knowledge and state-of-the-art treatment approaches for working with young children affected by trauma, this book is an essential resource for mental health professionals and child welfare advocates. Readers gain an understanding of how trauma affects the developing brain, the impact on attachment processes, and how to provide effective help to young children and their families from diverse backgrounds. Top experts in the field cover key evidence-based treatments — including child-parent psychotherapy, attachment-based treatments, and relational interventions — as well as interventions for pediatric, legal, and community settings. Special sections give in-depth attention to deployment-related trauma in military families and the needs of children of substance-abusing parents.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children: a Guide for the Community Practitioner, 2nd Edition.Katharina Manassis, $62.90 

This new edition of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children links together the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) practiced in academic centers as well as the community. This book addresses the challenges community practitioners face when pressured to use CBT with youth who live with mental health disorders, but whose circumstances differ from those in research settings. Practitioners will learn how to overcome therapeutic obstacles. This new edition contains an expanded discussion on cultural considerations relevant to assessment and treatment, as well as a new chapter on training others in CBT for children.


Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings. Torrey Creed, Jarrod Reisweber & Aaron Beck, $51.50

This first concise guide to conducting cognitive therapy (CT) with adolescents in school settings features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors — who include renowned CT originator Aaron Beck — provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques. Strategies are illustrated for engaging adolescents in therapy, rapidly creating an effective case conceptualization, and addressing a range of clinical issues and stressors frequently experienced in grades 6-12. The challenges and rewards of school-based CT are discussed in detail. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book contains 16 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms.

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Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice. Robert Friedberg, Jessica McClure & Jolene Hillwig Garcia, $45.95

Providing a wealth of practical interventions and activities — all organized within a state-of-the-art modular framework — this invaluable book helps child clinicians expand their cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) toolkits. Going beyond the basics, the authors provide effective ways to engage hard-to-reach clients, address challenging problems, and target particular cognitive and behavioral skills. Fun and productive games, crafts, and other activities are described in step-by-step detail. More than 30 reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.


Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: a Casebook for Clinical Practice, 3rd edition. Philip Kendall, $46.95

Thousands of clinicians and students have turned to this casebook — now completely revised to see what cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) looks like in action with the most frequently encountered child and adolescent disorders. Concise and accessible, the book is designed for optimal clinical utility. Leading scientist-practitioners provide a brief overview of each clinical problem and its assessment and management. Chapters are organized around one or more detailed case examples that demonstrate how to build rapport with children and families; plan effective, age-appropriate treatment; and deliver evidence-based interventions using a variety of therapeutic strategies and materials.


Collaborating with Parents to Reduce Children's Behavior Problems: a Book for Therapists Using the Incredible Years® Program. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, $42.95

This important book has a unique approach with two areas of focus. First, it allows parents to tell their stories: sharing what it is like to have a “problem” child as well as the long and painful route to finding support and recovery through parent and child training. The book also elucidates in detail the “collaborative process” of therapists working together with families. This process combines the knowledge and expertise of the clinician with the unique strengths, perspectives, culture and goals of parents.

As active partners in the therapy process, parents learn parenting strategies to cope effectively with their child and strengthen their relationship as well as build support networks. Examples of when and how to add adjunct therapies such as child and teacher training are also discussed, providing a comprehensive guide for the collaborative process for therapists using the Incredible Years programs.

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Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children. Martin Selekman, $43.50

In this engaging guide, Matthew Selekman presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and their families overcome a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges. Vivid case material illustrates how to engage clients rapidly and implement interventions that elicit their strengths. Integrating concepts and tools from a variety of therapeutic traditions, Selekman describes creative applications of interviewing, family art and play, postmodern and narrative techniques, and positive psychology. He highlights ways to promote spontaneity, fun, and new possibilities — especially with clients who feel stuck in longstanding difficulties and entrenched patterns of interaction.


The Colors of Grief: Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood. Janis Di Ciacco, $24.95

THE COLORS OF GRIEF explores strategies for supporting a grieving child to ensure a healthy growth into adulthood. Drawing on the latest research in neurology and psychology, Janis Di Ciacco illustrates the child's grieving process using a model of development that employs 'key stages'. These range from preverbal infancy (0-2 years) through to early adulthood (about 25 years). She shows how a child's progress through these stages can be impaired by an early encounter with loss, which can contribute to cognitive, emotional and social difficulties. Drawing connections between bereavement, attachment issues and social dysfunction, the author suggests easy-to-use activities for intervention at each key stage, including infant massage, aromatherapy and storytelling.

This is a revealing and accessible book for both parents and professionals working with, or caring for, bereaved infants, children or young adults.


Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Encouraging Self-Esteem, Resilience and Well-being in Children and Young People Using CBT Approaches. Laurie Seiler, $43.95

COOL CONNECTIONS is a fun, engaging workbook that provides a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to positively modifying the everyday thoughts and behaviours of children and young people aged 9 to 14. Combining a summary of CBT principles and step-by-step guidelines on how to use the materials appropriately with a mixture of games, handouts, home activities and therapeutic exercises, COOL CONNECTIONS is designed to encourage resilience and self-esteem and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Coping Power: Parent Group Program Facilitator Guide. Karen Wells, John Lochman & Lisa Lenhart, $49.95

Coping Power: Parent Group Workbook (8-Copy Set). Karen Wells, John Lochman & Lisa Lenhart, $105.00

Coping Power: Child Group Facilitator's Guide. John Lochman, Karen Wells & Lisa Lenhart, $71.50

Coping Power: Child Group Program Workbook (8-Copy Set). John Lochman, Karen Wells & Lisa Lenhart, $71.95

THE COPING POWER PROGRAM is an evidence-based behavioral intervention for pre-adolescents (grades 5 and 6) that targets children who are beginning to show signs of severe aggression and social dysfunction at school. By targeting these children before their behavior has become extremely dangerous or unmanageable, this program has been proven to reduce the occurrence of these programs, and to improve functioning in school.

Studies have shown that children who demonstrate aggressive behaviors have maladaptive coping skills and misperceptions of conflict or threat. This program teaches positive strategies for coping with perceived conflict or threat, as well as an understanding of the participant's feelings and motivations behind inappropriate behaviors. THE COPING POWER PROGRAM involves an intervention with aggressive children and a simultaneous program for their parents, to increase positive motivations at home as well as at school. The facilitator's guides include step-by-step instructions for accurately implementing this evidence-based program. The corresponding workbooks for children and parents include worksheets and monitoring forms to track progress and reinforce the skills learned in the group sessions.


The Counseling Workbook: a Resource for Helping Children. Nancy Flood, $44.50

Talking about feelings and practicing communication skills are the heart of this workbook. Activities are designed to understand emotional challenges while increasing their skills in expressing feelings and asking for help. The workbook comes with a CD-ROM of reproducible materials.

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Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities. Bonnie Thomas, $33.95

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. There is something for every child: whether they are dynamic and creative or more cerebral and literal. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. Creative Coping Skills for Children also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines.

This book is full of fun, easy, creative project ideas for parents of children aged 3–12, teachers, counselors, play therapists, social workers, and all professionals working with children.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children: Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-Regulate. Bonnie Thomas, $35.95

This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.


Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children. Liana Lowenstein, $31.95

A uniquely creative compilation of therapeutic games, art activities, and stories to help bereaved children express feelings of grief, learn basic concepts of death, diffuse traumatic reminders, address self-blame, commemorate the deceased, and learn coping strategies. Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children includes special activities for cancer, suicide, and homicide, and tips for caregivers and school personnel. For ages 7-12 in individual, group, and family therapy.

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Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce. Liana Lowenstein, $31.95

An innovative collection of therapeutic games, art techniques, and stories to help children of divorce express feelings, understand marriage and divorce, deal with loyalty binds, parental conflict, and reunification fantasies, address self-blame, and learn coping strategies. Includes tips for parents, and a ten-week group counseling curriculum. For ages 7-12 in individual, group, and family therapy.


Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth. Liana Lowenstein, $26.95; More Creative Interventions, $26.95

This best-selling collection is filled with creative assessment and treatment interventions to help clients identify feelings, learn coping strategies, enhance social skills, and elevate self-esteem. A wealth of innovative tools for practitioners working with children in individual, group, and family counseling. Geared to 4-16 year-old clients.


Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings: a Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children. Fiona Zandt & Suzanne Barrett, $39.95

Help children to stay on top of "big" feelings like anger, sadness and anxiety with this ingeniously easy-to-use therapy toolkit. Focusing on making therapy for children both purposeful and playful, the book provides 47 activities to transform your sessions using everyday materials and a variety of tried-and-tested therapy models.

The authors deliver sage advice on how to work with children, adapting your approach for different age groups and judging how and when to involve parents and teachers. The handy reference table allows you to quickly fish out the perfect activity for the moment, according to the emotion the child is experiencing, or the therapeutic method needed. With its winning mix of creative resources and clinical expertise, all wrapped up in a simple and practical format, this is the ideal companion for both new and experienced therapists working with children aged 4-12.

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DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents. Jill Rathus & Alec Miller, $63.95

From leading experts who have trained thousands of professionals in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this manual provides indispensable tools for treating adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems of any level of severity. Clinicians are guided step by step to teach teens and parents five sets of skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path (a family-based module developed by the authors specifically for teens), Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Designed for optimal clinical utility, the book features session outlines, teaching notes, discussion points, examples, homework assignments, and 85 reproducible handouts, in a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.


Defiant Children, 3rd Edition: a Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training. Russell Barkley, $55.95

This book provides an effective 10-step program for training parents in child behavior management skills (ages 2 to 12). Professionals get proven tools to help parents understand the causes of noncompliant, defiant, oppositional, or socially hostile behavior at home or in school; take systematic steps to reduce it; and reinforce positive change. Comprehensive assessment guidelines are included. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume features numerous reproducible parent handouts and two rating scales (the Home Situations Questionnaire and the School Situations Questionnaire). 


Defiant Teens: a Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention, 2nd Edition. Russell Barkley & Arthur Robin, $52.50

This authoritative manual presents an accessible 18-step program widely used by clinicians working with challenging teens. Steps 1-9 comprise parent training strategies for managing a broad range of problem behaviors, including those linked to oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Steps 10-18 focus on teaching all family members to negotiate, communicate, and problem-solve more effectively, while facilitating adolescents' individuation and autonomy. Practical reproducible handouts and forms are included.

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The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts from Infancy through Adolescence. Claudia Gold, $36.95

The field commonly known as "infant mental health" integrates current research from developmental psychology, genetics, and neuroscience to form a model of prevention, intervention, and treatment well beyond infancy. This book presents the core concepts of this vibrant field and applies them to common childhood problems, from attention deficits to anxiety and sleep disorders.

Readers will find a friendly guide that distills this developmental science into key ideas and clinical scenarios that practitioners can make sense of and use in their day-to-day work. Part I offers an overview of the major areas of research and theory, providing a pragmatic knowledge base to comfortably integrate the principles of this expansive field in clinical practice. It reviews the newest science, exploring the way relationships change the brain, breakthrough attachment theory, epigenetics, the polyvagal theory of emotional development, the role of stress response systems, and many other illuminating concepts. Part II then guides the reader through the remarkable applications of these concepts in clinical work. Chapters address how to take a textured early developmental history, navigate the complexity of postpartum depression, address the impact of trauma and loss on children's emotional and behavioral problems, treat sleep problems through an infant mental health lens, and synthesize tools from the science of the developing mind in the treatment of specific problems of regulation of emotion, behavior, and attention.

Fundamental knowledge of the science of early brain development is deeply relevant to mental health care throughout a client's lifespan. In an era when new research is illuminating so much, mental health practitioners have much to gain by learning this leading-edge discipline's essential applications. This book makes those applications, and their robust benefits in work with clients, readily available to any professional.


Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood, Revised. Zero to Three National Centre for Infants, Toddlers and Families. $93.50

DC:0-5 captures new findings relevant to diagnosis in young children and addresses unresolved issues in the field since DC:03R was published in 2005. DC:0-5 is designed to help mental health and other professionals:

  • recognize mental health and developmental challenges in infants and young children, through 5 years old;
  • understand that relationships and psychosocial stressors contribute to mental health and developmental disorders and incorporate contextual factors into the diagnostic process;
  • use diagnostic criteria effectively for classification, case formulation, and intervention;
  • and facilitate research on mental health disorders in infants and young children.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents: a Practitioner’s Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems. Pat Harvey & Britt Rathbone, $69.95

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY FOR AT-RISK ADOLESCENTS is the first reader-friendly and easily accessible DBT book specifically targeted to mental health professionals treating adolescents who may be dangerous to themselves or others. If you work with adolescents who exhibit at-risk behavior, you know how important it is to take immediate action. However, you may also have trouble “breaking through” the barrier that these young people can build around themselves. This book can help.

The DBT skills outlined in this book are evidence-based, and have been clinically proven to help build emotion regulation skills, which are useful for all age groups, though perhaps especially for the millions of at-risk adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, and the myriad behaviors that can result from these emotions. This book also includes practical handouts and exercises that can be used in individual therapy sessions, skills training groups, school settings, and when working with parents and caregivers.

Adolescents stand at the precipice of the future, and the decisions they make now can have life-long impacts. By showing them how to manage their emotions and deal with the stresses that are common in day-to-day life, you are arming them with the tools they will need to succeed and thrive.

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Direct Work with Vulnerable Children: Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication. Audrey Tait & Helen Wosu, $29.95

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world.


Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Kids: a DBT-Based Skills Workbook to Help Children Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others. Jennifer Solin & Christina Kress, $23.95

Childhood can often be a time of intense emotions. But if your child’s emotions interfere with school, homework, or tests; alienate them from their peers; make it difficult to forge lasting friendships; or cause constant conflicts at home — it’s time to make a change. You need help to calm the chaos now, rather than later.

In this much-needed guide, two dialectical behavior therapists offer an activity-based workbook for kids who struggle with anger, mood-swings, and emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Using the skills outlined in this book, kids will be able to manage their emotions, get along with others, and do better in school. Designed for children ages 7 to 12, this essential guide will help kids manage difficult emotions and get along better with others.

If you are frustrated or worried about your emotional child, the hands-on activities in this book — including child-friendly mindfulness practices — can help. By reading this book, kids will develop their own “skills tool box” for dealing with intense emotions as they arise, no matter where or when.


Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens. Sheri Van Dijk, $23.95

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens can help teens find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. This book offers easy techniques to help you:

  • Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations
  • Effectively manage out-of-control emotions
  • Reduce the pain of intense emotions
  • Get along with family and friends

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DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. American Psychiatric Association, $220.50

This new edition of DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MANUAL OF MENTAL DISORDERS (DSM-5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health, which has yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.

The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings—inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5™ easier to use across all settings:

  • The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis.
  • The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations.
  • The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. 
  • Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders).
  • Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided.

THE DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MANUAL OF MENTAL DISORDERS, FIFTH EDITION, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.


EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation. Ana Gomez, $86.50

This book provides a wide range of leading-edge, step-by-step strategies for clinicians using EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system. The book offers developmentally appropriate and advanced tools for using EMDR therapy in treating children with complex trauma, attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies, and compromised social engagement. The book also presents the theoretical framework for case conceptualization in EMDR therapy and in the use of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model with children.

A unique and innovative feature of this book is the masterful integration of strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as Play therapy, Sandtray therapy, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, Theraplay and Internal Family Systems (IFS), into a comprehensive EMDR treatment maintaining appropriate adherence to the AIP model and EMDR therapy methodology.

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Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: a Practitioner's Guide. Michael Southam-Gerow, $35.50

Emotion regulation difficulties are central to a range of clinical problems, yet many therapies for children and adolescents lack a focus on emotion and related skills. In a flexible modular format, this much-needed book presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and adolescents understand and manage challenging emotional experiences. Each of the eight treatment modules can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies, and includes user-friendly case examples, sample dialogues, and engaging activities and games. Emotion-informed assessment and case conceptualization are also addressed. 


Emotional and Behavioral Problems of Young Children: Effective Interventions in the Preschool and Kindergarten Years, 2nd Edition. Melissa Holland, Jessica Malmberg & Gretchen Gimpel Peacock, $48.50

Presenting interventions that are practical, effective, and easy to implement in educational and clinical settings, this book addresses the most frequently encountered emotional and behavioral problems in 3- to 6-year-olds. Strategies for collaborating with parents are emphasized. Practitioners are taken step by step through assessing and treating conduct problems, anxiety and other internalizing problems, and everyday concerns involving toileting, eating, and sleep. User-friendly features include 36 reproducible parent handouts, assessment forms, and other clinical tools; the print book has a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

  • Reflects over a decade of research advances, plus new assessments and interventions
  • Updated for DSM-5
  • Chapter on intervention within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS)
  • Chapter on referral procedures for complex problems
  • Mindfulness techniques for both parents and children
  • Cutting-edge ways to use acceptance and commitment therapy principles and motivational interviewing with parents
  • 23 new or revised reproducible tools

The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: a Practice Handbook, 2nd Edition. Dorota Iwaniec $71.99

Emotional abuse and neglect are at the core of all types of child maltreatment, and have lifelong effects on the physical and psychological development and well-being of children. Yet they are considered to be the most difficult to deal with by those who have the responsibility to protect and intervene in effective ways. THE EMOTIONALLY ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILD explores the concept of a damaged child, and looks at the different types of injury, ranging from active to passive, physical to emotional, that stop children from reaching their full potential psychologically and physically. Case studies are provided to illustrate the features of emotional abuse, and chapters are devoted to the assessment and prediction of emotional abuse, effects of emotional abuse as the child grows up, intervention and treatment and working with the family as a whole.

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Engaging Boys in Treatment. Craig Haen, Editor, $43.50

Traditional therapy can often be an off-putting experience for boys as it is in direct opposition to the ways they generally interact and connect with others. This book explores a variety of creative approaches that professionals can use to enhance the clinical experience and better reach their young male clients. Chapters discuss the theory behind and implementation of various creative approaches to therapy with boys, such as play therapy, including sports, movement, and gross-motor activity; animal-assisted therapy; the use of video games and computers; the use of superheroes in role play, metaphor, and play therapy; and art therapy. Attention is also given to methods for working with several subgroups of boys that require specialized treatment approaches, including gender variant and sexual minority boys and boys with ADHD. The first book of its kind, mental health professionals will find this a comprehensive and highly valuable text to help them understand, help, and support boys and their development.


Engaging Children in Family Therapy: Creative Approaches to Integrating Theory and Research Into Clinical Practice. Catherine Ford Sori, $63.95

A common question at the initial meeting of a family therapist and a new client(s) is whether or not to include a child or children in the counseling sessions. And yet, although this is such a common experience, many counselors and family therapists are not adequately equipped to advise parents on whether to include a child in therapy sessions. Once the child does make an appearance in the counseling session, the therapist is faced with the challenges inherent in caring for a child, in addition to many concerns due to the unique circumstance of the structured therapy. Counseling a child in the context of a family therapy session is a specific skill that has not received the attention that it deserves.

This book is intended as a guide for both novice and experienced counselors and family therapists, covering a wide range of topics and offering a large body of information on how to effectively counsel children and their families. It includes recent research on a number of topics including working with children in a family context, the exclusion of children from counseling, and counselor training methods and approaches, the effectiveness of filial play therapy, the effects of divorce on children, and ADHD. Theoretical discussion is given to different family therapy approaches including family play therapy and filial play therapy. Central to the text are interviews with leaders in the field, including Salvador Minuchin, Eliana Gil, Rise VanFleet and Lee Shilts. A chapter devoted to ethical and legal issues in working with children in family counseling provides a much-needed overview of this often overlooked topic. Chapters include discussion of specific skills relevant to child counseling in the family context, case vignettes and examples, practical tips for the counselor, and handouts for parents.


Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 2nd Edition. Linda Wilmshurst, $59.00

Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology provides students and professionals with a brief but comprehensive overview of critical conceptual issues in child and adolescent psychopathology. It covers major theories, diagnoses, assessment and best treatment practices, ethical issues, and trends in the field. In addition, you will find coverage of the changes in the way the DSM™-5 conceptualizes disorders in children and adolescents and a new chapter on child abuse, maltreatment, and self-injurious behavior.

This Second Edition provides the same useful features as the previous edition — including Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don't Forget callout boxes — with a revised and up-to-date text. Each concise chapter includes case examples and key concepts, as well as Test Yourself questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

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Family-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Large-Scale Dissemination. Edited by Mark Van Ryzin, Karol Kumpfer, Gregory Fosco & Mark Greenberg, $67.50

In addition to introducing readers to the field of family-based prevention science, this text highlights the distinctive contributions of a set of exemplary programs in terms of their foundational theory, design, delivery mechanisms, performance, and unique opportunities for future research. It is organized into three sections to orient readers to: the existence of different types of family-based programs targeting families with children of different ages; the strategies and challenges that arise when attempting large-scale dissemination of prevention programs; and, the emerging innovations that promise to push the field forward into uncharted territories.

Contributors review the state of the research and then provide a summary of their own program, including research and dissemination efforts. They also discuss take-home lessons for practitioners and policymakers, and provide their view of the future of program development and research in their area. This book is a must-have primary resource for graduate students in developmental or clinical psychology, counseling, family sciences, social work, or health policy, and an essential guide for practitioners and policymakers in the field of family-based prevention, family service delivery, or public health.


The File Factor: Filing Away Disappointment. Terese Dana & Bradford Meisel, $19.50

This unique problem-solving tool helps children make sense of disappointing situations by using repetitive phrasing to easily categorize and record situations where they feel especially disappointed or pleased. Writing down experiences and categorizing why things did not work out as they had hoped, assists the child in finding recognizable patterns in disappointing situations. Understanding these concepts leads to recognizing why they were disappointed and what, if anything, they can do about it.

The child is asked to review and share daily entries with a trusted adult, when they are in a less emotionally charged state. This gives them the opportunity to self-reflect, get feedback and put a plan in place for the next time a similar situation arises. Using a journal format gives the child the opportunity to look back on what they used to get “stuck on”. This provides a way to document personal growth and the tools for learning let go or work through disappointing situations independently of the book.


Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children, Sixth Edition. (includes Resource Guide). Jerome Sattler, $193.95

The newest edition of Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children is a comprehensive guide to behavioral assessment, personality assessment, and child clinical assessment. This edition features new chapters on executive functions, bullying and cyberbullying, and testifying as an expert witness. It also includes semi-structured interviews, DSM-5 forms for ADD/ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, and handouts for parents and teachers containing instructional and behavioral support strategies.

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Guided Imagery Work with Kids: Essential Practices to Help Them Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Build Self Esteem. Mellisa Dormoy, $30.95

Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that uses sensory visualizations to engage the mind and imagination for healing. It is a simple, versatile therapeutic tool that uses “scripts” to help clients focus and guide their imagination, and has been shown to alleviate a host of common emotional issues in kids, from anxiety and insecurity to stress, anger, and the effects of bullying. Easier to practice than meditation or hypnosis, guided imagery allows kids to quickly focus, integrate their thoughts, emotions, and feelings, and practice self-compassion, all without the need for extraordinary discipline or time investment. This concise book lays out all the essential guidelines for using this helpful healing practice in therapy, counseling, and any type of helping work with children.

This rich collection of scripts is organized around the most common issues children present with in therapy, accompanied by helpful notes for working with particular age groups, and illustrated in practice through illuminating case vignettes. Issues addressed include:

  • Anxiety and tension
  • Stress management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Emotional health
  • Difficulty showing empathy
  • Social stress
  • Low energy and lack of motivation

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders and Treatment. Joan Luby, editor, $106.50

Comprehensively exploring the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, this authoritative handbook has been thoroughly revised to incorporate important scientific and clinical advances. Leading researchers examine how behavioral and emotional problems emerge and can be treated effectively during this period of rapid developmental and brain changes. Current knowledge is presented on conduct disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attachment disorders, and sleep disorders in very young children. The volume reviews a range of interventions for preschoolers and their caregivers — including clear descriptions of clinical techniques — and discusses the strengths and limitations of the empirical evidence base. New to this edition:

  • Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest research and empirically supported treatments
  • Heightened focus on brain development and the neural correlates of disorders
  • Section on risk and resilience, including chapters on sensitive periods of development and the early environment
  • Chapters on parent-child interaction therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, attachment-based therapies, and translational approaches to early intervention

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem: a Photocopiable Activities Book. Deborah Plummer, $35.95

HELPING CHILDREN TO BUILD SELF-ESTEEM offers over 100 simple, practical and fun activities specifically aimed at helping children to build and maintain self-esteem. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and groups and with all children including those with special needs or with speech and language difficulties. This unique activities book will be an invaluable resource for anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to build their self-esteem.

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Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness: a Clinician's Guide. Maureen Davey, Karni Kissil & Laura Lynch, $68.95

When a parent or parental figure is diagnosed with an illness, the family unit changes and clinical providers should consider using a family-centered approach to care, and not just focus on the patient coping with the illness. Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness describes theoretical frameworks, common parental illnesses and their course, family assessment tools, and evidence-supported family intervention programs that have the potential to significantly reduce negative psychosocial outcomes for families and promote resilience. Most interventions described are culturally sensitive, for use with diverse populations in diverse practice settings, and were developed for two-parent, single-parent, and blended families.


Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents. Edited by Fadi Haddad & Ruth Gerson, $79.95

Helping Kids in Crisis provides expert guidance to practitioners responding to high-stakes situations, such as children considering or attempting suicide, cutting or injuring themselves purposely, and becoming aggressive or violently destructive. Children experiencing behavioral crises frequently reach critical states in venues that were not designed to respond to or support them — in school, for example, or at home among their highly stressed and confused families. Professionals who provide services to these children must be able to quickly determine threats to safety and initiate interventions to deescalate behaviors, often with limited resources.

The editors and authors have extensive experience at one of the busiest and best regional referral centers for children with psychiatric emergencies, and have deftly translated their expertise into this symptom-based guide to help non-psychiatric clinicians more effectively and compassionately care for this challenging population.


Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: a Comprehensive Developmental Approach to Assessment and Intervention. Stanley Greenspan, & Serena Wieder, $98.50

INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH redefines working with infants, young children, and their families when mental health, developmental, or learning problems occur. Greenspan and Wieder show how mental health and developmental challenges can be classified according to each child's unique emotion, cognitive, language, and sensory processing profile. Most importantly, they demonstrate and present their new data on the most effective ways of intervening with these challenges, demonstrating how even children with the most severe mental health and developmental problems can make more progress than formerly thought possible in learning to relate, communicate, and think meaningfully and adaptively.

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Innovative Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Edited by Christine Lynn Norton, $43.95

INNOVATIVE INTERVENTIONS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH is a unique composite of the literature on various innovative interventions for children and adolescents, and provides a developmental and neurobiological rationale for utilizing innovative interventions with this population. Based on the latest research, this book emphasizes that children and adolescents need more than just talk therapy. These innovative interventions can be applied in a variety of practice settings including schools, juvenile justice, community-based counseling centers, and residential treatment. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides a historical, theoretical, and research-based rationale, as well as a helpful case study, for each type of intervention being discussed.


Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents, 2nd Edition. Laura Mufson, Kristen Pollack Dorta, Donna Moreau & Myrna Weissman, $27.50

Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this manual provides a complete guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A). IPT-A is an evidence-based brief intervention designed to meet the specific developmental needs of teenagers. Clinicians learn how to educate adolescents and their families about depression, work with associated relationship difficulties, and help clients manage their symptoms while developing more effective communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills. The book includes illustrative clinical vignettes, an extended case example, and information on the model's conceptual and empirical underpinnings. Helpful session checklists and sample assessment tools are featured in the appendices.


Interviewing Children and Adolescents: Skills and Strategies for Effective DSM-5 Diagnosis, 2nd Edition. James Morison & Kathryn Flegel, $75.95

Fully updated for DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM, this instructive clinical resource has given thousands of clinicians and students essential skills for evaluating infants through adolescents with any type of mental health issue. Principles for conducting age-appropriate clinical interviews with children of varying ages and their parents — including the use of toys, drawing, dolls, and other forms of play — are illustrated with annotated sample transcripts. The book provides crucial information for accurately diagnosing a wide range of mental and behavioral disorders. User-friendly features include concise explanations of diagnostic criteria, coding notes, interview pointers for specific disorders, vivid vignettes, and a sample written report.

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Let's Be Friends: a Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills & Make Great Friends. Lawrence Shapiro & Julia Holmes, $23.95

Building positive friendships is a critical part of a child's development. When adults look back on their childhoods, they rate their friendships as one of the most important factors in their happiness. But researchers report that half of children have difficulty making and keeping friends. These problems predispose them to lifelong relationship challenges. What's more, parents report that they rarely know what to do to help their children make friends. Social problems in childhood may lead to more serious problems in adolescence and adulthood, so it's wise to help children with these skills now.

The activities in this book offer you effective tools for helping a child become a better friend-maker. The activities in Let's Be Friends teach kids a wide variety of social skills including the making and keeping of new friends, finding friends with common interests, ways of coping with rejection, and tips for developing give and take in relationships. With practice, the skills in this book can help youngsters locate support during transitions, build self-esteem, and develop into healthy, resilient adults.


Living Alongside a Child's Recovery: Therapeutic Parenting with Traumatized Children. Billy Pughe & Terry Philpot, $33.95

LIVING ALONGSIDE A CHILD'S RECOVERY asserts that a good understanding of child development and attachment theory is essential to effective therapeutic parenting of a traumatized child, and the book details the roots of trauma as well as the impact this has on a child's ability to maintain normal family bonds, whether with birth parents, foster parents or with staff in a residential setting. It also explains the practicalities of carrying out effective therapeutic parenting, including how to design a therapeutic physical environment, the importance of routine and security, how to approach issues of hygiene and organizing mealtimes. The authors examine individual and group work settings, and also explore transitions; how to manage a child's move to a permanent placement while at the same time ensuring that their needs are prioritized.


Mental Health for the Whole Child: Moving Young Clients from Disease & Disorder to Balance & Wellness. Scott Shannon, $39.50

Every child possesses enormous untapped potential, and yet the number of kids suffering from mental illness today seems to creep ever upward. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, oppositional defiant disorder, anger issues — you name it — are increasingly prevalent, leaving clinician’s offices packed with worried parents and caregivers, wondering how they can help their children. In this book, child psychiatrist Scott Shannon offers a refreshing new path for practitioners who are eager for a more optimistic view of children’s mental health, one that emphasizes a child’s inherent resilience and resources over pathology and prescriptions. 

“What is mental health?” Shannon explores the fundamental question, showing that an innate desire for balance — a wholeness — between brain-body-mind lies at the heart of wellness. Such a balance can’t be achieved by medication alone, but requires a broad, full-spectrum understanding of children’s lives: their diet, social skills, sleep habits, their ability to self-regulate, to find meaning and purpose in life, and their family relationships. Stress, trauma, and poor nutrition are some of the most common barriers to wholeness in kids’ lives, and Shannon carefully examines these and other barriers, and what the latest discoveries in neuroplasticity and epigenetics tell us about their ability to overcome them. Readers will learn how to perform a different sort of assessment — one that identifies patterns of imbalance and obstacles to health in a child’s life — as well as how to build a meaningful, effective treatment plan around these deficits, and how clinicians can best position themselves to respond effectively.

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Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression: a Clinician's Guide to Individualized Treatment. Katherine Nguyen Williams, Brent Crandal, $69.95

Guided by innovative research and best practices, this book provides practical steps for creating a personalized treatment approach for each client that incorporates safety needs, symptoms presentation, etiology, cultural and spiritual background, and family factors. You will also find tools to create a pragmatic conceptualization that can be coupled with the specialized treatment interventions of modular CBT. If you are looking for a detailed, session-by-session treatment program that includes specific instructions on how to use the modular approach to meet the individualized needs of your clients, this book will be your guide.


Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Edition. Scott Henggeler, et al, $69.50

This book explains the principles of MST and provides clear guidelines for clinical assessment and intervention with delinquent youth and their families. Practitioners are guided to implement proven strategies for engaging clients and helping them to address the root causes of antisocial behavior, improve family functioning and peer relationships, enhance school performance, and build meaningful social supports.


101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects. Dawn D'Amico, $31.95

Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice.

This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

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Parenting the Whole Child: a Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom On Behavior, Brain Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Family Life, Peer Relationships, School Life, Trauma, Medication, and More. Scott Shannon, $24.00

Complementing his book for professionals, here Scott Shannon equips parents and caregivers with a better way to understand the mental health challenges their children face, including how cutting-edge scientific concepts like epigenetics and neuroplasticity mean new hope for overcoming them. Readers learn how the most common stressors in kids — inadequate nutrition, unaddressed trauma, learning problems, family relationships, and more — are often at the root of behavioral and emotional issues, and what steps can be taken to restore health and wholeness, without immediately turning to medication.


Pills Are Not for Preschoolers: a Drug-Free Approach for Troubled Kids. Marilyn Wedge, $17.00

Family therapist Marilyn Wedge offers a much-needed alternative to the labels and potentially harmful medications that so often are given to children whose behavior is deemed problematic. In her provocative new book, Wedge explains why addressing family problems with prescriptives — not prescriptions — can achieve longer lasting and better results for the entire family. PILLS ARE NOT FOR PRESCHOOLERS demonstrates why family therapy can be a successful alternative to medications in alleviating the symptoms of childhood ADHD, depression, anxiety and behavioral issues.


Positive Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion for Aggressive Kids. Kathleen McConnell & Katherine Synatschk, $74.00

With aggressive students, effective, research-based interventions by school personnel are critical for the safety of students and adults. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES TO RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION FOR AGGRESSIVE KIDS is a system for referral, assessment, planning, and intervention.

Based on current research, the interventions provided are practical, positive approaches for use by teachers, counselors, behavior specialists, psychologists, social workers, and administrators. The Student Intervention Plan included is a perfect supplement to a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) in a student’s IEP, or a pre-referral and RTI team plan. A CD-ROM with documentation and planning forms is included.

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Problem Solving in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: a Skills-Based, Collaborative Approach. Katharina Manassis, $36.95

This highly accessible book presents clear steps for helping children and adolescents to develop and test out new solutions to specific social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. The author demonstrates how therapists of any orientation can implement problem solving as a stand-alone intervention or in combination with other therapeutic techniques. Extensive clinical examples illustrate what the approach looks like in action with kids of different ages; how it increases their confidence, independence, and resilience; and ways to involve parents. Strategies for overcoming frequently encountered obstacles to problem solving are highlighted throughout.


Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children: Dimensional and Categorical Approaches. Randy Kamphaus & Jonathan Campbell, $97.99

An unparalleled resource for accurately diagnosing an array of childhood problems. PSYCHODIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN explains dimensional (e.g., classification methods that emphasize quantitative assessment measures such as behavior rating scales) and categorical (e.g., classification methods that emphasize qualitative assessment measures such as clinical observation and history-taking) methods of assessment and diagnosis. It then highlights assessment interpretation issues related to psychological assessment and diagnosis. The remainder of the text covers constructs and core symptoms of interest, diagnostic standards, and assessment methods, interpretations of findings, and case studies for all of the major childhood disorders.


Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. Mary Fristad, Jill Goldberg Arnold & Jarrod Leffler, $53.95

Packed with ready-to-use clinical tools, this book presents the first evidence-based psychosocial treatment for school-age children with bipolar disorder or depression. Leading clinician/researcher Mary Fristad and her colleagues show how to integrate psychoeducational strategies with cognitive-behavioral and family therapy techniques. They provide nuts-and-bolts information for implementing the approach with individual families or groups. Kids learn to identify and manage mood states while parents learn essential skills for problem solving, crisis management, improving family functioning, and collaborating with schools and mental health systems. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book features nearly 100 reproducible handouts and children's activities.

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Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment. Alicia Lieberman & Patricia Van Horn, $50.50

This eloquent book presents an empirically supported treatment that engages parents as the most powerful agents of their young children's healthy development. Child-parent psychotherapy promotes the child's emotional health and builds the parent's capacity to nurture and protect, particularly when stress and trauma have disrupted the quality of the parent-child relationship. The book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework together with practical strategies for combining play, developmental guidance, trauma-focused interventions, and concrete assistance with problems of living. Filled with evocative, "how-to-do-it" examples, it is grounded in extensive clinical experience and important research on early development, attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.


Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: a Profesisonal's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support. Steven Walker, $28.95

Self-harm is a growing problem in children and young people but it can be hard to understand and difficult to recognize.

RESPONDING TO SELF-HARM IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS will help professionals to understand self-harm and respond appropriately. It covers what the risk factors are, including social exclusion, and who is most likely to self-harm. Information on what self-harm is and what causes it, including mental health issues, problems in childhood and trauma, is included. The book also covers how to recognize self-harm and how to immediately respond in an emergency, and different intervention methods are explored. Finally, the author discusses means of support, including how parents and friends can help.

This accessible guide provides clear and easily digestible information and practical advice to any professional working with a child or young person who is suspected of, or actually self-harming.


Rhythms of Relating in Children's Therapies: Connecting Creatively with Vulnerable Children. Edited by Stuart Daniel & Colwyn Trevarthen, $49.95

This multidisciplinary book shows how to foster meaningful relationships between therapists and vulnerable children, through exploring the concept of communicative musicality and creating rhythms of connection.

It includes broad and in-depth contributions from leading therapists from diverse backgrounds — including Peter Levine, Daniel Hughes, Stephen Porges, Dennis McCarthy and many more. Contributors reflect on their own experiences, providing insights from the fields of music therapy, trauma, dance and movement therapy, psychobiology, dramatherapy, counselling, play therapy, and education. Contemporary theory is woven in with case stories to highlight the emotional realities of working with highly vulnerable children, and to present proven examples of how therapists can improve the quality of connectedness. Full of original and innovative ideas for working with attachment issues, trauma, communication difficulties, autism, learning disabilities, aggression and anxiety, this is inspiring reading for professionals who work with vulnerable children in creative therapies.

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SmartHelp for Good 'n' Angry Kids: Teaching Children to Manage Anger. Frank Jacobelli, Lynn Ann Watson, $47.95

SMART HELP FOR GOOD 'N' ANGRY KIDS provides an innovative tool for determining a child’s individual learning strengths, and for pairing this information with specific, carefully crafted activities that teach the child about anger and its appropriate expression. A vital supplement to standard psychotherapeutic approaches such as play therapy, cognitive behavioural, family therapy and traditional anger management techniques.


The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Steven Walker, $40.95

THE SOCIAL WORKER'S GUIDE TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH provides a comprehensive reference for working with children and young people who are experiencing mental health problems. The book equips the reader with the knowledge and skills to provide the best service to these vulnerable young people. Case examples, reflective activities and practical exercises are included to underpin theory and research.


Some Bunny to Talk To: a Story about Going to Therapy. Cheryl Sterling, Paola Conte, Larisa Labay & Tiphanie Beeke, $13.50 (ages 4-8)

Some Bunny To Talk To presents therapy in a way that is simple, direct, and easy for young children to understand. Children will hear about what to expect from therapy and how therapists are very good at helping kids to solve problems. They will learn about the ins and outs of therapy and that therapy can be a positive and helpful experience! Included is a Note to Parents and Caregivers that outlines how best to support children in therapy and what to do to pave the way for a positive therapy experience.


Somebody Cares: a Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect. Susan Farber Straus, illustrated by Claire Keay, $13.50 (ages 6-11)

Somebody Cares explores the feelings and thoughts many kids have when they've had to look out for themselves or be alone much of the time. A useful book to read with a caring adult — such as a parent, foster parent, kinship parent, or therapist — Somebody Cares reassures children who have experienced neglect that they are not to blame for what happened in their family, and that they can feel good about themselves for many reasons. It takes time for kids to get used to changes in their family or living situation, even when they are good changes. This book will help kids learn some ways to feel safer, more relaxed, and more confident.

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The STAR Detective Facilitator Manual: a Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention to Develop Skilled Thinking and Reasoning for Children with Cognitive, Behavioral, Emotional and Social Problems. Susan Young, $49.95

The STAR Program is designed to teach children and those involved in their care psychological techniques to improve self-control and pro-social competence. The program employs cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and uses a child-centered approach to teach attention skills, emotional control, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills to children aged 8-12 who have cognitive, behavioral, social or emotional difficulties.

This manual includes designated group sessions to be delivered by healthcare practitioners alongside individual coaching sessions to be provided by a family member or individual carer between each group meeting. Extra materials include PowerPoint presentations, and a Thinking Tools resource, which are available to download from the JKP website.

Also available: Becoming a Star Detective: Your Detective's Notebook for Finding Clues to How You Feel. Susan Young, $17.95

This workbook is given to the child upon joining the program with sections for each group session and individual exercises to be completed between meetings. With games, helpful tips, activities and extra space to personalize the workbook with notes and drawings, this is an essential companion for children participating in the STAR Program.


A Still Quiet Place: a Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions. Amy Saltzman, $69.95

Teaching kids stress management skills early in life will help them to grow into happy and healthy adults. And if you work with children or adolescents, you know that kids today need these skills more than ever. The pressures they face in the classroom, on the playground, in their extracurricular activities, and at home can sometimes be overwhelming. So how can you help lay the groundwork for their success?

A STILL QUIET PLACE presents an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program that therapists, teachers, and other professionals can use to help children and adolescents manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacities for emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. The program detailed in this book is based on author Amy Saltzman's original curriculum, which has helped countless children and adolescents achieve significant improvements in attention and reduced anxiety.

One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness-paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents' attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within.

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Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Interventions for Families Impacted by Trauma. Laurel Kiser, $53.95

Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members.

Strengthening Family Coping Resources will help you reduce the symptoms of traumatic stress disorders and increase coping resources in children, adult caregivers, and the family system. It also provides a novel approach to addressing co-occurring traumatic reactions in multiple family members by including developmentally appropriate skill-building activities that are reinforced with family practice. For anyone working with families in a therapeutic capacity, this manual is a must-have resource.


Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens & Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression & Trauma. Janina Scarlet, illutrated by Wellinton Alves, $24.95

A hero’s journey always begins with a struggle — what’s yours? For the first time ever, psychologist Janina Scarlet and Marvel and DC Comics illustrator Wellinton Alves join forces to create Superhero Therapy — a dynamic, illustrated introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you vanquish your inner monsters, explore your unique superpowers, and become a Superhero questing for what matters to you.

This fun, unique, and “outside-the-box” self-help guide provides everything you need to begin your very own superhero training using evidence-based ACT and mindfulness skills. Within these colorful pages, you’ll team up with a group of troubled heroes — inspired by both fictional characters and real-life people — enlisted at the Superhero Training Academy. By learning to face up to their inner villains and monsters, these characters will inspire you to overcome your problems as well. When you’re finished, you’ll have a slew of new tools you can use — like mindfulness, self-compassion, and values — to help you conquer whatever life throws your way.

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Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do about It. Eric Jensen, $38.95

Although every educator knows firsthand about the effects that poverty can have on students, here at last is a book that makes it crystal clear why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen helps you understand what poverty does to children’s brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance. The book explores how the effects of poverty can be reversed when educators employ the practices of turn-around schools and schools that have a history of high performance among students raised in poverty. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Jensen explains what educators everywhere can do to improve the achievement of economically disadvantaged students:

  • How to recognize the signs of chronic stress caused by poverty.
  • Why to assess low performing students for core skills that are affected by poverty, such as attention, focus, and problem solving.
  • How to change school and classroom environments to alleviate the stress caused by chronic poverty.
  • Ways to empower students and increase their perception of control over their environments.
  • Which school-wide factors lead to success and which are always achievement killers.
  • How enriching learning environments that include the arts and highly engaging instruction can change students’ brains and improve their lives.

Teens in Therapy, Making It Their Own: Engaging Adolescents in Successful Therapy for Responsible Lives. Richard Bromfield, $33.50

Filled with rich case material, TEENS IN THERAPY focuses on the stories and perspectives of adolescents themselves, arming therapists with a clearer sense of purpose and strategy, and giving them the tools necessary to effectively engage their teenage clients in therapy and help them to assume greater responsibility for their treatments and futures.


Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence. Kenneth Hardy & Tracey Laszloffy, $33.50

TEENS WHO HURT presents a framework and specific strategies for working with violent youth and their families. Looking at the complex interplay of individual, family, community, and societal forces that lead some adolescents to hurt others or themselves the authors discuss effective ways to address each of these factors in clinical and school settings. The book provides essential guidance on connecting with aggressive teens and their parents and managing difficult situations that are likely to arise.

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Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues. Robyn Hart & Judy Rollins, $72.00

Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. This book is the only one of its kind with more than 200 therapeutic activities specifically designed for working with children and teenagers within the healthcare system. It provides evidence-based, age-appropriate activities for interventions that promote coping. The activities target topics such as separation anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, death, isolation, and pain. Mental health practitioners will appreciate its “cookbook” format, with quickly read and implemented activities.


Therapeutic Exercises for Children: Guided Self-Discovery Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Robert Friedberg, Barbara Friedberg & Rebecca Friedberg, $40.95

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES FOR CHILDREN is an empirically-supported program for helping anxious and depressed children ages 8 to 11. The guide provides specific recommendations for implementing this cognitive-behavioral program including suggestions for selecting and individualizing the workbook exercises to meet the specific needs of different children and groups of children. Theoretical and clinical issues related to the treatment of anxious and depressed children including indications and contra-indications for using these techniques, and cultural adaptations. This program makes therapy fun for children by balancing the teaching of new coping skills with coaching to help them experientially apply these skills to highly personalized events in their day-to-day lives. Also includes suggestions for working with parents, conducting school-based groups, and numerous references.


A Therapist's Guide to Child Development: the Extraordinarily Normal Years. Edited by Dee Cray, $62.50

A Therapist's Guide to Child Development gives therapists and counselors the basics they need to understand their clients in the context of development and to explain development to parents. The chapters take the reader through the various physical, social, and identity developments occurring at each age, explaining how each stage of development is closely linked to mental health and how that is revealed in therapy. This ideal guide for students, as well as early and experienced professionals, will also give readers the tools to communicate successfully with the child’s guardians or teachers, including easy-to-read handouts that detail what kind of behaviors are not cause for concern and which behaviors mean it’s time to seek help. As an aid to practitioners, this book matches developmental ages with appropriate, evidence-based mental health interventions.

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Therapy to Go: Gourmet Fast Food Handouts for Working with Child, Adolescent and Family Clients. Clare Rosoman, $52.95

This convenient collection of handouts provides a wide range of ready-made activities for all kinds of therapists working on a professional level with child and adolescent clients and their families. The handouts provide creative approaches to a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety, anger, depression and family issues. The age-range appropriate to each activity is indicated on the handouts. Fully photocopiable, the tools can be used to complement or expand upon a young client's treatment plan by selecting the activities that will help them best to meet their therapeutic goals.


Therapy with Infants: Treating a Traumatised Child. Inger Thormann & Inger Poulsen, $56.95

When a child without fully developed language experiences physical or psychological stress that exceeds the child's capacity to cope, the experience can leave lasting marks. Infant Therapy, inspired by the work of the French pediatrician and psychoanalyst Francoise Dolto and her student Caroline Eliacheff, offers treatment for these early traumas.

The method developed by the book's authors can be applied both with infants and with older children. While Infant Therapy is primarily a therapeutic intervention aimed at traumatized infants, the method can also be applied in daily educational practices by preschool teachers, nurses, teachers, day care providers and parents.

Respectful, compassionate, and innovative, this book offers a deeply healing experience for traumatized infants and children.


Think Good — Feel Good: a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People. Paul Stallard, $80.99

The materials in THINK GOOD — FEEL GOOD cover the basic theory and rationale behind CBT and how the workbook should be used. The lively workbook covers the core elements used in CBT programmes but conveys these ideas to children and young people in an understandable way and uses real life examples familiar to them. The concepts introduced to the children can be applied to their own unique set of problems through the series of practical exercises and worksheets.

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The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children. Anne Alvarez, $40.95

How do we talk about feelings to children who are cut off from feeling? How do we raise hope and a sense of safety in despairing and terrified children without offering false hope? How do we reach the unreachable child and interest the hardened child?

THE THINKING HEART uses detailed and vivid clinical examples of different interactions between therapist and client, and explores the reasons why one type of therapeutic understanding can work rather than another. It also addresses what happens when the therapist gets it wrong.

The book offers a structured schema designed to help the therapist to find the right level of interpretation in work with clients and, provides particular help with the unreachable child. It will be of use to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, clinical and educational psychologists, child psychiatrists, social workers, special needs teachers and carers of disturbed children.


Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and Practice. Jill Ehrenreich-May & Brian  Chu, $64.95

This volume presents cutting-edge advances in case conceptualization and intervention for children and adolescents, who typically present for mental health treatment with multiple, overlapping problems. Leading clinician-researchers examine common processes — including stress and coping, attention and interpretation biases, avoidant behaviors, and peer and family interactions — that underlie the development and maintenance of diverse forms of psychopathology. They describe exemplary treatments that target these processes and can be used across diagnostic categories. Chapters on specific treatment protocols address the theoretical foundations, clinical strategies used, which patient populations each treatment is suitable for, and the status of the empirical evidence base.


Transforming Troubled Children, Teens, and Their Families: an Internal Family Systems Model for Healing. Arthur Mones, $41.50

In Transforming Troubled Children, Teens, and Their Families, Dr. Mones presents the first comprehensive application of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy model for work with youngsters and their families. This model centers diagnosis and treatment around the concept of the Functional Hypothesis, which views symptoms as adaptive and survival­ based when viewed in multiple contexts. The book provides a map to help clinicians understand a child’s problems amidst the reactivity of parents and siblings, and to formulate effective treatment strategies that flow directly from this understanding. This is a non-pathologizing systems and contextual approach that brings forward the natural healing capacity within clients. Dr. Mones also shows how a therapist can open the emotional system of a family so that parents can let go of their agendas with their children and interact in a loving, healthy, Self-led way.

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The Transgender Child: a Handbook for Families and Professionals. Stephanie Brill & Rachel Pepper, $24.95

Covering developmental, medical, social, school and legal issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that families face when raising a child who steps outside of the “pink or blue box”.


Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications. Edited by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino & Esther Deblinger, $37.50

Featuring a wealth of clinical examples, this book facilitates implementation of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) in a range of contexts. It demonstrates how assessment strategies and treatment components can be tailored to optimally serve clients' needs while maintaining overall fidelity to the TF-CBT model. Coverage includes ways to overcome barriers to implementation in residential settings, foster placements, and low-resource countries. Contributors also describe how to use play to creatively engage kids of different ages, and present TF-CBT applications for adolescents with complex trauma, children with developmental challenges, military families struggling with the stresses of deployment, and Latino and Native American children.


Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents. William Steele & Cathy Malchiodi, $68.50

TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICES WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is a sourcebook of practical approaches to working with children and adolescents that synthesizes research from leading trauma specialists and translates it into easy-to-implement techniques.

The book addresses the sensory and somatic experiences of trauma within structured formats that meet the "best practices" criteria for trauma-informed care: safety, self-regulation, trauma integration, healthy relationships, and healthy environments. Each chapter contains short excerpts, case examples, and commentary relevant to the chapter topic from recognized leaders in the field of trauma intervention with children and adolescents. In addition to this, readers will find chapters filled with easily applied activities, methods, and approaches to assessment, self-regulation, trauma integration, and resilience-building. The book's structured yet comprehensive approach provides professionals with the resources they need to help trauma victims not just survive but thrive and move from victim thinking to survivor thinking using the current best practices in the field.

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Treating Child and Adolescent Depression. Joseph Rey & Boris Birmaher, $85.50

TREATING CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION is a practical and authoritative guide to diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent depression in various clinical settings, health care systems, and cultures.


Treating Child & Adolescent Mental Illness: a Practical, All-in-One Guide. Jess Shatkin, $43.50

The number of practitioners trained in treating children and adolescents falls far short of what’s needed to treat the staggering numbers of young people with mental illness. As a result, first-line practitioners, school counselors, therapists, and social workers — whether medically trained or not — are often called upon to be familiar with psychopathology in kids. With the types of presenting mental health issues in kids growing rapidly, this accessible handbook — organized around a range of common disorders for easy reference — uses evidence based practices to clearly explain to a range of practitioners how to understand, diagnose, and treat them.


Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: a Clinician's Guide. David Brent, Kimberly Poling & Tina Goldstein, $38.50

Grounded in decades of research and the clinical care of thousands of depressed and suicidal teens, this highly accessible book will enhance the skills of any therapist who works with this challenging population. The authors describe the nuts and bolts of assessing clients and crafting individualized treatment plans that combine cognitive and behavioral techniques, emotion regulation interventions, family involvement, and antidepressant medication. Illustrated with many clinical examples, each chapter includes a concise overview and key points. Reproducible treatment planning forms and client handouts can also be downloaded and printed by purchasers in a convenient full-page size.

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Treating Explosive Kids: the Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach. Ross Greene & J. Stuart Ablon, $57.95

The first comprehensive presentation for clinicians of the groundbreaking approach popularized in Ross Greene's acclaimed parenting guide, The Explosive Child, this book provides a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant behavior, remediate these factors, and teach children and their adult caregivers how to solve problems collaboratively.


Treating PTSD in Preschoolers: a Clinical Guide. Michael Scheeringa, $48.95

Adapting cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to meet the needs of 3- to 6-year-olds with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this book provides an evidence-based framework for assessment and treatment. Step-by-step instructions are provided for conducting graduated exposure in a safe, developmentally appropriate fashion. Case examples and sample dialogues illustrate how to implement each component of therapy, engage both children and parents, and motivate them to complete treatment successfully. The treatment is suitable for children exposed to any type of trauma. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book contains dozens of reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.


Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families. John Sprinson & Ken Berrick, $50.50

This clinician-friendly guide presents a model for engaging the most challenging children and families who are served by the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and special educations systems. These children are among the most troubled clients that treatment providers will ever encounter. They have been failed by every adult, every treatment modality, and every system of care that they have encountered.

UNCONDITIONAL CARE, a breakthrough guide from the founder and clinical director of California's Seneca Center for Children and Families, offers both a theoretical model and practical guidelines for working with this most difficult group of children. The approach weaves together attachment theory and learning theory into a coherent relationship-based intervention strategy built around a no-fail policy: a child can never be discharged from a program for exhibiting the behaviors that resulted in the placement. The concept of unconditional care allows, for the first time, a safe space for youth to reconstruct their perceptions of themselves and those who care for them.

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Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health. Edited by Anne Claveirole & Martin Gaughan, $64.99

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH explores the mental health challenges that children and young people face, and how we as adults can work alongside them to help them face and overcome such challenges.

This book provides comprehensive information on the theory and practice of particular mental health difficulties including self-harm, depression, suicide, child abuse, eating disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, substance misuse, and early onset psychosis. UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH is essential reading for health and social care practitioners who work with children and youth.


What Have I Done? A Victim Empathy Programme for Young People.  Pate Wallis, $73.95

WHAT HAVE I DONE is a photocopy-ready handbook and DVD designed to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. The course is flexible and interactive, and can be used on an individual basis or with small groups, and is suitable for young people with limited literacy. The exercises are challenging and aim to be engaging through the use of creative arts, film, role-play and discussion. Clear guidance is provided for the course leader, and evaluation is built into the course, including a psychometric test. A DVD to help stimulate discussion is also included.

This comprehensive resource can equally be used in schools, children's homes, youth groups and any context with young people. The programme is measurable, featuring pre- and post-programme empathy scales, and is suitable for young offenders subject to a youth rehabilitation order.


What is a Thought? A Thought is a Lot! Amy Kahofer & Jack Pranksy, $30.95 Grades K-5

This poetic and engaging book introduces children to the amazing, creative power within us all: thought. It is not a book about changing thoughts or changing behaviors, but rather a story to help children (and adults!) see how their own thinking creates their lives, moment to moment, day to day.

Wonderfully illustrated, this children's book not only introduces young readers to the concept of thought but also the amazing power of their own thoughts. Authors Amy Kahofer and noted prevention specialist Jack Pransky tell a simple yet profound message: that our thinking creates our feelings and behavior, and when our minds are calm we have access to natural wisdom and healthy feelings.

Lesson plans and activities on the enclosed CD-ROM transform a story into a teaching tool that can be used with regular and special education students alike to explore social thinking concepts such as perspective taking, abstract language, empathy and human relatedness.


What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherapy: Interventions to Facilitate Communication. Edited by Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw, $37.50

Therapists who work with children and adolescents are frequently faced with nonresponsive, reticent, or completely nonverbal clients. This volume brings together expert clinicians who explore why 4- to 16-year-olds may have difficulty talking and provide creative ways to facilitate communication. A variety of play, art, movement, and animal-assisted therapies, as well as trauma-focused therapy with adolescents, are illustrated with vivid clinical material. Contributors give particular attention to the neurobiological effects of trauma, how they manifest in the body when children "clam up," and how to help children self-regulate and feel safe. Most chapters conclude with succinct lists of recommended practices for engaging hard-to-reach children that therapists can immediately try out in their own work.

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What Works When with Children and Adolescents: a Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques. Ann Vernon, $66.95 (Grades 1-12)

This practical handbook is designed for counselors, social workers, and psychologists in schools and mental health settings. The book’s activities and strategies address problems such as anger, anxiety/worry, depression, underachievement, procrastination, perfectionism, and acting out. The interventions, which are based on the principles of rational emotive behavior therapy, can be used for helping students with normal developmental issues as well as for helping those with more serious emotional or behavioral problems. Dr. Vernon provides strategies for establishing a therapeutic relationship with students who are sometimes apprehensive or opposed to counseling. The book also includes a chapter on working with parents and teachers.

More What Works When with Children and Adolescents: a Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques. Ann Vernon, $65.95

This second volume provides additional creative counseling strategies, expanded coverage of developmental applications, and over 80 entirely new interventions. The book addresses both internalizing and externalizing disorders, such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, low frustration tolerance, anger, bullying, and acting out. It also covers self-defeating behaviors such as self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior. The interventions teach behavioral and emotional self-control by helping young people understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Numerous reproducible worksheets, checklists, and illustrations are included throughout.


When Children Don’t Sleep Well: Interventions for Pediatric Sleep Disorders — Parent Workbook. V. Mark Durand, $30.95

If your child suffers from sleep problems, you are aware of the toll it can take on your child and your family. This workbook describes different problems and options for treating them. Bedtime disturbances, night waking, sleep terrors, nightmares, and other sleep-related issues are all addressed in this workbook. It also includes a module on bedwetting. Working with your therapist you can follow the step-by-step instructions for carrying out the appropriate intervention. This workbook is easy-to-use and complements the program described in the corresponding therapist guide (see below).

Also available: Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Therapist Guide. V. Mark Durand, $42.95


When Children Refuse School: a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach — Parent Workbook. Christopher Kearney, $43.00; When Children Refuse School: a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach — Therapist's Guide, $60.50

This program is a unique prescriptive model for the treatment of school refusal behavior of children ages 5 to 17. Using a two-component program, this model divides the school refusal behavior into four basic groups based on the reasons why children refuse school: avoidance of school situations that provoke general negative affectivity; escape from aversive social/evaluative situations; attention; and positive tangible reinforcement. Use it with children who are completely absent from school, who attend but then leave school during the day, who go to school following intense morning behavioral problems, or who display unusual distress during school days leading to pleas to parents or others for future non-attendance.

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Why Do I Hurt Myself? Written by Susan Bowman, $21.95 (ages 5-12)

Recent research has shown that an average of 8% of children as young as third-graders are engaging in self-injuring behaviors. This book provides a first-of-its-kind, story-based tool for helping these young people. Elisa, a sixth grader, has started purposely hurting herself. No one understands why she wants to do these things, not even her mother. When her self-injuring becomes more noticeable, a teacher takes her to speak with the school counselor. Elisa eventually is helped by the counselor and by a therapist, with her mother involved. With support, Elisa learns about self-injury and how to use more healthy ways to deal with her sad feelings and “negative thinking." Included is Elisa’s story, discussion questions, tips for parents, & the following 8 hands-on activities:

  • My Butterfly
  • Self-Alarm
  • Comfort Kit
  • My Feelings Wall
  • Hope Floats
  • I Am Able
  • Healthy Coping Chart
  • Re-Frame

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches: Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential. Judith Milner & Jackie Bateman, $35.95

Solution focused approaches offer proven ways of helping children overcome a whole range of difficulties, from academic problems to mental health issues, by helping them to identify their strengths and achievements.

Based on solution focused practice principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health, learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture children's views, wishes and worries, and can assist them in identifying their strengths and abilities. The approach encourages positive decision-making, and helps children to overcome challenges, achieve their goals and reach their full potential. The book is packed with case examples, practical strategies, and practice activities.

This valuable text will be of great use to a range of practitioners working with children and young people, including social workers, youth workers, counsellors, teachers and nurses.


Young People in Love and in Hate. Nick Luxmoore, $25.95

Using dozens of recognizable vignettes, psychotherapist and school counselor Luxmoore movingly explores the dramatic conflict between young people's loving and hating as they move from the intimacy of relationships with parents to relationships with boyfriends and girlfriends, frantically negotiating sex and sexuality, the meaning of love, faithfulness and unfaithfulness and many other issues vital to the adults these young people will become.

The book will be essential reading for professionals and parents struggling with the ferocity of young people's feelings where 'I love you!' and 'I hate you!' are never far apart.

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Complete Booklist

Adolescent Volcanoes: Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger. Warwick Pudney & Éliane Whitehouse, $45.95

Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: a Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals. Robbie Woliver, $33.95

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination. Robin Alter & Crystal Clarke, $23.95

Assessing Children's Well-Being: a Handbook of Measures. Sylvie Naar-King, Deborah Ellis & Maureen Frey, $68.95

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Edited by Liana Lowenstein, $26.95

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families Volume Two: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Edited by Liana Lowenstein, $26.95

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families Volume Three. Edited by Liana Lowenstein, $26.95

Assessment & Treatment of Childhood Problems: a Clinician’s Guide. C. Schroder & B. Gordon, $90.50

Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enrico Gnaulati, $20.00

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $29.95 (ages 10+)

The Big Book of Even More Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula. Lindsey Joiner, $39.95

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula. Lindsey Joiner, $39.95

Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice. John Arden & Lloyd Linford, $66.00

Brief Coaching with Children and Young People: a Solution Focused Approach. Harvey Ratner & Denise Yusuf, $60.95

Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality: the Buddha's Children. Alexander von Gontard, $29.95

Case Formulation with Children and Adolescents. Katharina Manassis, $47.50

CBT for Children & Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Edited by Angela Scarpa, Susan Williams White & Tony Attwood, $42.95

CBT for Depression in Children and Adolescents: a Guide to Relapse Prevention. Betsy Kennard, Jennifer Hughes & Aleksandra Foxwell, $46.95

CBT Strategies for Anxious and Depressed Children and Adolescents: a Clinician's Toolkit. Eduardo Bunge, Javier Mandil, Andrés Consoli & Martín Gomar, $46.95

Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art. Jeremy Shapiro, et al. $150.00

Child Anxiety Disorders: a Family-Based Treatment Manual for Practitioners. Jeffrey Wood & Bryce McLeod, $32.00

The Child Clinician’s Report Writing Handbook. Ellen Braaten, $50.50

Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives, 2nd Edition. Rosalyn Shute & Phillip Slee, $75.95

Child Maltreatment: an Introduction, 3rd Edition. Cindy Miller-Perrin & Robin Perrin, $133.95

Child Psychotherapy Homework Planner, 5th Edition. Arthur Jongsma, et al, Editors, $66.00

The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, 5th Edition. Arthur Jongsma, Mark Peterson, William. McInnis & David Berghuis, $66.00

The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates, 5th Edition. Arthur Jongsma, Mark Peterson, William McInnis & Timothy Bruce, $66.00

Child Therapy Activity and Homework Planner. Natalie Sufler Bilynsky, $64.99

Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime and Abuse in the Lives of Young People. David Finkelhor, $38.95

Children in Therapy: Using the Family as a Resource. C. Everett Bailey, editor. $34.50

Children with Multiple Mental Health Challenges: an Integrated Approach to Intervention. Sarah Landy & Susan Bradley, $113.95

The Child’s Voice in Family Therapy: a Systemic Perspective. Carole Gammer, $40.00

Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents, 2nd Edition: Assessment to Intervention. Stephanie McConaughy, $42.95

Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children. Edited by Joy Osofsky, $59.95

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children: a Guide for the Community Practitioner, 2nd Edition. Katharina Manassis, $62.90

Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings. Torrey Creed, Jarrod Reisweber & Aaron Beck, $51.50

Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice. Robert Friedberg, Jessica McClure & Jolene Hillwig Garcia, $45.95

Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: a Casebook for Clinical Practice, 3rd edition. Philip Kendall, $46.95

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Collaborating with Parents to Reduce Children's Behavior Problems: a Book for Therapists Using the Incredible Years® Program. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, $42.95

Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children. Martin Selekman, $44.50

The Colors of Grief: Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood. Janis Di Ciacco, $24.95

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Encouraging Self-Esteem, Resilience and Well-being in Children and Young People Using CBT Approaches. Laurie Seiler, $43.95

Coping Power: Parent Group Program Facilitator Guide. Karen Wells, John Lochman & Lisa Lenhart, $49.95

Coping Power: Parent Group Workbook (8-Copy Set). Karen Wells, John Lochman & Lisa Lenhart, $105.00

Coping Power: Child Group Facilitator's Guide. John Lochman, Karen Wells & Lisa Lenhart, $71.50

Coping Power: Child Group Program Workbook (8-Copy Set). John Lochman, Karen Wells & Lisa Lenhart, $71.95

The Counseling Workbook: a Resource for Helping Children. Nancy Flood, $44.50

Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities. Bonnie Thomas, $33.95

Also available: More Creative Coping Skills for Children: Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-Regulate. Bonnie Thomas, $35.95

Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children. Liana Lowenstein, $31.95

Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce. Liana Lowenstein, $31.95

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth. Liana Lowenstein, $26.95; More Creative Interventions, $26.95

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings: a Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children. Fiona Zandt & Suzanne Barrett, $39.95

DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents. Jill Rathus & Alec Miller, $63.95

Defiant Children, 3rd Edition: a Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training. Russell Barkley, $55.95

Defiant Teens: a Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention, 2nd Edition. Russell Barkley & Arthur Robin, $52.50

The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts from Infancy through Adolescence. Claudia Gold, $36.95

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood, Revised. Zero to Three National Centre for Infants, Toddlers and Families. $93.50

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents: a Practitioner’s Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems. Pat Harvey & Britt Rathbone, $69.95

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children: Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication. Audrey Tait & Helen Wosu, $29.95

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Kids: a DBT-Based Skills Workbook to Help Children Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others. Jennifer Solin & Christina Kress, $23.95

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens. Sheri Van Dijk, $23.95

DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. American Psychiatric Association, $220.95

EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation. Ana Gomez, $86.50

Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: a Practitioner's Guide. Michael Southam-Gerow, $35.50

Emotional and Behavioral Problems of Young Children: Effective Interventions in the Preschool and Kindergarten Years, 2nd Edition. Melissa Holland, Jessica Malmberg & Gretchen Gimpel Peacock, $48.50

The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: a Practice Handbook, 2nd Edition. Dorota Iwaniec $71.99

Engaging Boys in Treatment. Craig Haen, Editor, $43.50

Engaging Children in Family Therapy: Creative Approaches to Integrating Theory and Research Into Clinical Practice. Catherine Ford Sori, $63.95

Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 2nd Edition. Linda Wilmshurst, $59.00

Facilitating Developmental Attachment: the Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children. Daniel Hughes, $54.50

Family-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Large-Scale Dissemination. Edited by Mark Van Ryzin, Karol Kumpfer, Gregory Fosco & Mark Greenberg, $67.50

Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children, Sixth Edition. (includes Resource Guide). Jerome Sattler, $193.95

Guided Imagery Work with Kids: Essential Practices to Help Them Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Build Self Esteem. Mellisa Dormoy, $30.95

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders and Treatment. Joan Luby, editor, $106.50

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem: a Photocopiable Activities Book. Deborah Plummer, $35.95

Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness: a Clinician's Guide. Maureen Davey, Karni Kissil & Laura Lynch, $68.95

Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents. Edited by Fadi Haddad & Ruth Gerson, $79.95

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: a Comprehensive Developmental Approach to Assessment and Intervention. Stanley Greenspan, & Serena Wieder, $98.50

Innovative Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Edited by Christine Lynn Norton, $43.95

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents, 2nd Edition. Laura Mufson, Kristen Pollack Dorta, Donna Moreau & Myrna Weissman, $27.50

Interviewing Children and Adolescents: Skills and Strategies for Effective DSM-5 Diagnosis, 2nd Edition. James Morison & Kathryn Flegel, $75.95

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Let's Be Friends: a Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills & Make Great Friends. Lawrence Shapiro & Julia Holmes, $23.95

Living Alongside a Child's Recovery: Therapeutic Parenting with Traumatized Children. Billy Pughe & Terry Philpot, $33.95

Mental Health for the Whole Child: Moving Young Clients from Disease & Disorder to Balance & Wellness. Scott Shannon, $39.50

Modular CBT for Children and Adolescents with Depression: a Clinician's Guide to Individualized Treatment. Katherine Nguyen Williams, Brent Crandal, $69.95

More What Works When with Children and Adolescents: a Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques. Ann Vernon, $65.95

Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Edition. Scott Henggeler, et al, $69.50

101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects. Dawn D'Amico, $31.95

Parenting the Whole Child: a Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom On Behavior, Brain Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Family Life, Peer Relationships, School Life, Trauma, Medication, and More. Scott Shannon, $24.00

Pills Are Not for Preschoolers: a Drug-Free Approach for Troubled Kids. Marilyn Wedge, $17.00

Positive Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion for Aggressive Kids. Kathleen McConnell & Katherine Synatschk, $74.00

Problem Solving in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: a Skills-Based, Collaborative Approach. Katharina Manassis, $36.95

Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children: Dimensional and Categorical Approaches. Randy Kamphaus & Jonathan Campbell, $97.99

Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. Mary Fristad, Jill Goldberg Arnold & Jarrod Leffler, $53.95

Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment. Alicia Lieberman & Patricia Van Horn, $50.50

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: a Profesisonal's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support. Steven Walker, $28.95

Rhythms of Relating in Children's Therapies: Connecting Creatively with Vulnerable Children. Edited by Stuart Daniel & Colwyn Trevarthen, $49.95

SmartHelp for Good 'n' Angry Kids: Teaching Children to Manage Anger. Frank Jacobelli, Lynn Ann Watson, $47.95

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Steven Walker, $40.95

Some Bunny to Talk To: a Story about Going to Therapy. Cheryl Sterling, Paola Conte, Larisa Labay & Tiphanie Beeke, $13.50 (ages 4-8)

Somebody Cares: a Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect. Susan Farber Straus, illustrated by Claire Keay, $13.50 (ages 6-11)

The STAR Detective Facilitator Manual: a Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention to Develop Skilled Thinking and Reasoning for Children with Cognitive, Behavioral, Emotional and Social Problems. Susan Young, $49.95; Also available: Becoming a Star Detective: Your Detective's Notebook for Finding Clues to How You Feel. Susan Young, $17.95

A Still Quiet Place: a Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions.  Amy Saltzman, $69.95

Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Interventions for Families Impacted by Trauma. Laurel Kiser, $53.95

Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens & Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression & Trauma. Janina Scarlet, illutrated by Wellinton Alves, $24.95

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Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do about It. Eric Jensen, $38.95

Teens in Therapy, Making It Their Own: Engaging Adolescents in Successful Therapy for Responsible Lives. Richard Bromfield, $33.50

Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence. Kenneth Hardy & Tracey Laszloffy, $33.50

Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues. Robyn Hart & Judy Rollins, $75.00

Therapeutic Exercises for Children: Guided Self-Discovery Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Robert Friedberg, Barbara Friedberg & Rebecca Friedberg, $40.95

A Therapist's Guide to Child Development: the Extraordinarily Normal Years. Edited by Dee Cray, $62.50

Therapy to Go: Gourmet Fast Food Handouts for Working with Child, Adolescent and Family Clients. Clare Rosoman, $52.95

Therapy with Infants: Treating a Traumatised Child. Inger Thormann & Inger Poulsen, $56.95

Think Good — Feel Good: a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People. Paul Stallard, $80.99

The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children. Anne Alvarez, $40.95

Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and Practice. Jill Ehrenreich-May & Brian Chu, $64.95

Transforming Troubled Children, Teens, and Their Families: an Internal Family Systems Model for Healing. Arthur Mones, $41.50

The Transgender Child: a Handbook for Families and Professionals. Stephanie Brill & Rachel Pepper, $24.95

Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications. Edited by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino & Esther Deblinger, $37.50

Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents. William Steele & Cathy Malchiodi, $68.50

Treating Child and Adolescent Depression. Joseph Rey & Boris Birmaher, $85.50

Treating Child & Adolescent Mental Illness: a Practical, All-in-One Guide. Jess Shatkin, $43.50

Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: a Clinician's Guide. David Brent, Kimberly Poling & Tina Goldstein, $38.50

Treating Explosive Kids: the Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach. Ross Greene & J. Stuart Ablon, $57.95

Treating PTSD in Preschoolers: a Clinical Guide. Michael Scheeringa, $48.95

Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families. John Sprinson & Ken Berrick, $50.50

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health. Edited by Anne Claveirole & Martin Gaughan, $64.99

What Have I Done? A Victim Empathy Programme for Young People.  Pate Wallis, $73.95

What is a Thought? A Thought is a Lot! Amy Kahofer & Jack Pranksy, $30.95 Grades K-5

What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherapy: Interventions to Facilitate Communication. Edited by Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw, $37.50

What Works When with Children and Adolescents: a Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques. Ann Vernon, $66.95 (Grades 1-12)

When Children Don’t Sleep Well: Interventions for Pediatric Sleep Disorders — Parent Workbook. V. Mark Durand, $30.95 Also available: Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Therapist Guide. V. Mark Durand, $42.95

When Children Refuse School: a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach — Parent Workbook. Christopher Kearney, $43.00; When Children Refuse School: a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach — Therapist's Guide, $60.50

Why Do I Hurt Myself? Written by Susan Bowman, $21.95 (ages 5-12)

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches: Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential. Judith Milner & Jackie Bateman, $35.95

Young People in Love and in Hate. Nick Luxmoore, $25.95

For related Booklists please see: Child & Adolescent Therapy; School Social Work, Psychology & Counselling; Groupwork with Children & Youth; Addiction; Eating Disorders; Life Skills for Teens

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