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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Laurie A. Greco, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with more than ten years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. Although early in her career, Greco has already published more than twenty articles and book chapters and has given more than sixty conference presentations. In the past five years, she has conducted some forty workshops and professional trainings atthe national and international level on topics germane to acceptance and commitment therapy and behavioral parent training Bio submitted for ACT for Clergy:Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 38 books and over 540 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering and promotion of human prosperity. Among other associations, Dr. Hayes has been President of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. His work has been recognized by several awards including the Impact of Science on Application Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.Old bio: Steven 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 leads to human suffering, and cofounded ACT, 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.

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