Handbook of Evidence-based Treatment Manuals for Children and Adolescents

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

byCraig Winston Lecroy

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With the advance of evidence-based practice has come the publication of numerous dense volumes reviewing the theoretical and empirical components of child and adolescent treatment. There are also a variety of detailed treatment manuals that describe the step-by-step procedures to guide ongoingresearch and practice. The second edition of Craig Winston LeCroy's Handbook of Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals is a forceful combination of the two approaches, as he gathers fifteen varied treatment manuals and brief summaries of the research supporting each to ensure thatpractitioners will truly understand how to implement the treatments they are using. A completely revised and expanded edition of the handbook's first edition, this is an essential guide to some of the best programs for helping children and teens. Each chapter begins with an explanatory section that discusses the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of the programs. Thetreatment manual follows, leading readers through sessions with specific details about conducting the treatment that have been refined and improved through extensive testing and research. Organized into three sections: the major clinical disorders, social problems confronting children and teens, andpreventive interventions the Handbook brings together some of the most esteemed researcher-practitioners in the child and adolescent field. The book presents an impressive variety of innovative treatment programs and techniques including: the SiHLE program (intended to prevent problems confrontingchildren and teens, and preventive interventions the Handbook brings together some of the most esteemed researcher-practitioners in the child and adolescent field. The book presents an impressive variety of innovative treatment programs and techniques including: the SiHLE program (intended toprevent HIV through education and self-esteem building), the Children of Divorce Intervention Program (a therapy for younger children stressing resilience and skill-building), and Strengths Oriented Family Therapy (which reaches out to substance-involved adolescents and their families). The Handbook of Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals is an indispensable reference for researchers, graduate students, and practitioners working with children and adolescents in a multitude of settings, from schools and juvenile correction centers to group homes and family serviceagencies.

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With the advance of evidence-based practice has come the publication of numerous dense volumes reviewing the theoretical and empirical components of child and adolescent treatment. There are also a variety of detailed treatment manuals that describe the step-by-step procedures to guide ongoingresearch and practice. The second edition o...

Craig Winston LeCroy, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. He is the author of over 100 scholarly publications including 10 previous books. Recent books include: Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment, The Call to Social Work, Empowering Adolescent Girls, and the Handbook o...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019517741X

ISBN - 13:9780195177411

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Table of Contents

1. Evidence-Based Treatment Manuals: Some Practical ConsiderationsPart I: Treatment Manuals for Prevention2. Social Problem-Solving Skills3. Mentoring Adolescent Girls: A Group Intervention for Preventing Dating Violence4. HIV PRevention with African American Females5. Social Skills Training: A Treatment ManualPart II: Treatment Manuals for Social Problems6. TAME: Treatment Anger Management Education7. TALK: Teens and Adults Learning to Communicate8. Manualized Treatment for Anxiety-based School Refusal Behavior in Youth9. The Children of Divorce Intervention Program: Fostering Children's Resilience Through Group Support and Skill-building10. Discovering Forgiveness: A Guided Curriculum for Children, Ages 6-8Part III: Treatment Manuals for CLinical Problems11. Cognitive-behavioral Treatment for Children and Adolescents: The Coping Cat Program12. A Cognitive Therapy Intervention for Adolescent Suicide Attempters: An Empirically-Informed Treatment13. The Home Chip System: A Token Economy for use in the Natural Home14. A Manual for the Family Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa15. Strengths Oriented Family Therapy (SOFT): A Manual Guided Treatment for Substance-Involved Teens and Families16. Multiple Family Groups to Reduce Youth Behavioral Difficulties

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"Dr. LeCroy's compilation of protocols is like a "greatest hits" of evidence-based practices and cognitive-behavioral procedures. For anyone seeking exposure to many of the latest innovations in child treatment and prevention, this book is more than just an excellent reference; it contains thedetailed steps on how to get these procedures working in practice. There is something here for everyone."--Bruce F. Chorpita, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California-Los Angeles