Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents: A Practitioner's Guide

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Laurie A. Greco, Steven C. Hayes
New Harbinger Publications, 2008 - Psychology - 297 pages
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The essays in Acceptance and Mindfulness Treatments for Children and Adolescents—which are edited by two luminaries in the field of third-wave behavior therapy—offer a much-needed adaptation of these revolutionary techniques for young people and their families, providing a wealth of new approaches to therapists, counselors, and other helping professionals.
 

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This book is a wonderful resource with a wealth of information for mental health providers interested in using acceptance and mindfulness approaches with kids. Highly recommend it!!

Contents

Acceptance and Mindfulness for Youth Its Time
3
ThirdWave Behavior Therapies for Children and Adolescents Progress Challenges and Future Directions
15
Assessment of Acceptance and Mindfulness Processes in Youth
37
Treating Anxiety with Mindfulness MindfulnessBased Cognitive Therapy for Children
63
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Pediatric Chronic Pain
89
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Borderline Features
115
MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction for SchoolAge Children
139
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Childhood Externalizing Disorders
163
Acceptance Body Image and Health in Adolescence
187
Mindful Parenting An Inductive Search Process
217
Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into Pediatric Primary Care
237
The Role of the Behavioral Consultant in Promoting Acceptance in the Schools
263
Index
287
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About the author (2008)

Now deceased,Jason M. Stewart, PsyD, was a clinical and sport psychologist in private practice. His areas of focus included men’s issues, sport performance enhancement, and addictions and compulsions. He earned a doctorate at Yeshiva University and received postdoctoral training in psychoanalytic, acceptance- and mindfulness-based, and integrative harm reduction psychotherapies.

Foreword writerSteven C. Hayes, PhD, is Nevada Foundation Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of thirty-four books and more than 470 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought lead to human suffering, and has developed acceptance and commitment therapy, a powerful therapy method that is useful in a wide variety of areas. Hayes has been president of several scientific societies and has received several national awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
 
Afterword writerGeorge Stricker, PhD, is professor of psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Washington, DC. He is the recipient of a number of awards for his contributions to psychology, including the Karl Heiser Award for Advocacy in 1996 from the American Psychological Association. He has served as the president of the Division of Clinical Psychology at the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality Assessment, the New York State Psychological Association, and the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology. Stricker is the author or editor of over twenty books and more than one hundred journal articles. His most recent books includePsychotherapy Integration,A Case Book of Psychotherapy Integration with Jerry Gold, andThe Scientific Practice of Professional Psychology with Steven Trierweiler. His principal interests are psychotherapy integration, clinical training, and ethics.

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