Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: An Individualized Approach to Assessment and…

by Andrew R. Eisen, Charles E. Schaefer

Guilford Publications | February 25, 2005 | Hardcover

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This unique book presents a research-based approach to understanding the challenges of separation anxiety and helping children, adolescents, and their parents build the skills they need to overcome it. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the entire process of therapy--from intake and assessment through coping skills training, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and relapse prevention. Featuring in-depth case examples, the book is written for maximum accessibility for all clinicians, including those with limited cognitive-behavioral therapy experience, who treat separation anxiety and other childhood anxiety disorders. Useful reproducibles include the Separation Anxiety Assessment Scales, which facilitate individualized case formulation and treatment planning.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 298 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in

Published: February 25, 2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593851316

ISBN - 13: 9781593851316

Found in: Health and Well Being
Appropriate for ages: 3 - 17

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Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: An Individualized Approach to Assessment and…

by Andrew R. Eisen, Charles E. Schaefer

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 298 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in

Published: February 25, 2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593851316

ISBN - 13: 9781593851316

Table of Contents

Foreword,David H. Barlow
I. Introduction
1. The Nature of Separation Anxiety
2. Development of Separation Anxiety
II. A Prescriptive Approach to Assessment and Treatment
3. Assessing Separation Anxiety
III. Teaching Child Coping Skills
4. Child Coping Skills I: It''s Time to Relax
5. Child Coping Skills II. You Are What You Think
IV. Teaching Parent Coping Skills
6. Parent Coping Skills I: Understanding My Child''s Separation Anxiety
7. Parent Coping Skills II: Managing My Child''s Separation Anxiety
V. Confronting Separation Anxiety
8. Structuring the Treatment Sessions: Skills Building, Hierarchy Development, and Treatment Planning
9. Negotiating Fear of Being Alone: Being Alone and Sleeping Alone
10. Negotiating Fear of Being Abandoned: School, Camp, and Other Settings
VI. Navigating the Obstacle Course
11. Staying in Control: Managing Pitfalls and Relapse
Appendix A. Assessment Instruments
Appendix B. Handouts

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This unique book presents a research-based approach to understanding the challenges of separation anxiety and helping children, adolescents, and their parents build the skills they need to overcome it. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the entire process of therapy--from intake and assessment through coping skills training, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and relapse prevention. Featuring in-depth case examples, the book is written for maximum accessibility for all clinicians, including those with limited cognitive-behavioral therapy experience, who treat separation anxiety and other childhood anxiety disorders. Useful reproducibles include the Separation Anxiety Assessment Scales, which facilitate individualized case formulation and treatment planning.

About the Author

Andrew R. Eisen, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Director of the Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His research and clinical interests include childhood anxiety and related problems, learning disorders, and sensory integration issues, with an emphasis on developing individualized treatments for these populations. Dr. Eisen has published numerous articles and chapters, and is on the editorial board of theJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has coauthored or coedited seven books, includingHelping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents. Dr. Eisen maintains a private practice with children and their families at the Center for Neurofeedback and Integrative Health in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 17

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