CBT Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Youth

CBT Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Youth
1st Ed.
2023 © Guilford Publications
Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD; Brian C. Chu, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-1-4625-5114-9
eISBN-13: 978-1-4625-5117-0
Psychiatry, Pediatrics


Going beyond one-size-fits-all approaches to treating depression and anxiety, this book is packed with tools for delivering flexible, personalized cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to diverse children and adolescents. The authors use extended case examples to show how to conceptualize complex cases and tailor interventions to each client's unique challenges, strengths, family background, and circumstances. In a convenient large-size format, the book features vivid vignettes, sample treatment plans, therapist–client dialogues, and 49 reproducible handouts and worksheets, most of which can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. It offers pragmatic guidance for collaborating effectively with parents and with other professionals.

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"This workbook is excellent because it contains so much practical information for clinicians to use when addressing anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. The handouts and worksheets are wonderful tools to use with clients. Readers will not be disappointed with this publication."

-- Gary Kaniuk, PsyD (Cermak Health Services) Doody's Review


The book is useful for all clinicians, and it meets the needs of its intended audience. The authors are credible authorities in the subject matter. Brian C. Chu is a professor of Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is the past editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice and has won awards for his work. His research focuses on therapy processes and mechanisms of change. Sandra S. Pimentel is Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She serves on the editorial board of Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and is interested in CBT for adolescents and young adults.

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