Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 1572306173

ISBN-13: 9781572306172

Edition: 2001

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Depression, anxiety and other internalising disorders can have severe and lasting consequences for children and adolescents. This book provides clear cut strategies for addressing these problems with students in grades K to 12.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 3/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

About This Series
About This Book
Index of Intervention Programs and General Intervention Strategies, with Descriptions of Purpose and Developmental Level
List of Specific Treatment Techniques for Depression and Anxiety, Grouped by Program Component
Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Introduction and Overview
What Are Internalizing Disorders?
Relation to Externalizing Disorders
Terminology: Symptoms, Syndromes, and Disorders
Four Types of Internalizing Disorders
Social Withdrawal
Somatic Problems
Overlap of Internalizing Problems
Students with Internalizing Problems: Three Case Studies
The Common Thread
Concluding Comments
How Depression and Anxiety Develop and Are Maintained
Introduction and Overview
Development of Internalizing Problems
Biological Influences
Family Influences
Psychological Stress and Life Events
Cognitive Influences
Behavioral Influences
Do Specific Influences Require Specific Interventions?
The Course of Internalizing Problems: Stability and Persistence
Consequences of Internalizing Problems
Diminished Self-Esteem
Academic Problems
Poor Social Relationships
Chronic Mental Health Problems
Substance Abuse
Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts, Completions
Complications: Sorting Out Related Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Conduct Disorders
Substance Abuse
Eating Disorders
Tourette's Disorder
Concluding Comments
Guidelines for Assessment and Intervention Planning
Introduction and Overview
What Are the Purposes of Assessment?
General Purposes of Assessment
Assessment as a Problem-Solving Process
A Model for Designing Assessments
Assessment Methods
Assessment Sources
Assessment Settings
Best Practices
Recommended Assessment Methods
Behavior Rating Scales
Self-Report Instruments
Linking Assessment to Intervention
Progress Monitoring
Template Matching
Keystone Behavior Strategy
Functional Assessment
From Assessment to Treatment Planning
Concluding Comments
Comprehensive Intervention Programs for Depression
Introduction and Overview
Four Comprehensive Intervention Programs
The Adolescent Coping with Depression Course
The Taking ACTION Program
IFT: A Comprehensive, Family-Centered Intervention
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Depression
Which Program Is Best?
Modifying or Designing Your Own Comprehensive Treatment Program for Depression
Which Components of the Program Are Most Important?
What Is the Best Group Composition?
How Many Sessions Are Enough?
Concluding Comments
Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Depression
Introduction and Overview
Cognitive Therapy for Depression: An Introduction
Developing Awareness of Emotional Variability
The Emotional Thermometer
The Emotional Pie
Detecting Automatic Thoughts and Identifying Beliefs
Thought Charts
The Cognitive Replay Technique
Thought Forecasting
The Down-Arrow Technique
Evaluating Automatic Thoughts and Beliefs
Identifying Cognitive Distortions or Thinking Errors
Examining the Evidence: Three Questions
Evaluating Positives and Negatives
Changing Negative Automatic Thoughts and Maladaptive Beliefs
Daily Record of Thoughts
Triple-Column Technique
Reframing and Relabeling
Cognitive Rehearsal
Increasing Positive Self-Statements
Concluding Comments
Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Rational-Emotive Therapy, Attribution Retraining, Learned Optimism, and Journal-Writing Strategies for Depression
Introduction and Overview
Disputing Irrational Thoughts: The RET Approach
Self-Monitoring and Self-Control Training
Attribution Retraining and Learning to Be Optimistic
Attribution Retraining
Learned Optimism Training
Writing It Down: Journal Writing as an Intervention Tool
How Often? Where?
Structure and Format for Journal Entries
Some Practical Considerations
Concluding Comments
Behavior Change, Emotional Education, Interpersonal Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution Strategies for Depression
Introduction and Overview
Behavioral Interventions for Depression
Specific Uses and Advantages
Activity Scheduling
Operant Conditioning Techniques
Emotional Education
Identifying Comfortable and Uncomfortable Feelings
Learning to Express Feelings: The Incomplete Sentence Technique
Identifying and Expressing Feelings: "How Do You Feel?"
The Reacting to Emotional Situations Technique
Expressing Feelings: A Self-Rating Inventory for Communicating Feelings
Interpersonal Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution Training
Why Teach Conflict Resolution?
Learning about Maladaptive Styles of Problem Solving
Training in Conflict Resolution
Social Skills Training
Concluding Comments
Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety: Systematic Desensitization
Introduction and Overview
Overview of Systematic Desensitization
Relaxation Training
Development of an Anxiety Hierarchy
Desensitization (Graded Exposure)
Other Behavioral Interventions
Differential Positive Reinforcement
Variations on Reinforcement: Shaping and Extinction
Concluding Comments
Social Skills Training and Other Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety
Introduction and Overview
Self-Control Training for Anxiety
Self-Instructional Training
The "Coping Cat" Program for Anxious Youth: An Innovative, Comprehensive Treatment Approach
The Transfer of Control Approach
Social Skills Training
Skills Deficit or Performance Deficit?
Basic Steps in Social Skills Training
Training Suggestions for Socially Withdrawn and Anxious Students
Concluding Comments
Finding More Help: Referral Guidelines for Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Medications, and Alternative Treatments
Introduction and Overview
Making Referrals for Mental Health Counseling and Psychiatric Medications
When Should I Make a Referral?
Who Provides Services?
Medical Generalist or a Specialist?
How Do I Find a Good Referral Source?
What Can I Do to Facilitate the Referral?
Whose Financial Responsibility Is It?
Using Medications to Treat Children's Social-Emotional Problems: Some Basic Issues and Concerns
Excessive and Unnecessary Use of Medication
Adverse Reactions and Effects
Labeling and Stigmatization
What If the Parents Are Opposed to Using Medications?
Medications for Treatment of Depression
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Other Medications for Treating Depression
Medications for Anxiety-Related Problems
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Tricylic Antidepressants
Alternative Interventions
St. John's Wort: Nature's Mood Enhancer?
Using Light Therapy to Treat Seasonal Depression
Concluding Comments
Reproducible Worksheets
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