The first concise guide to conducting cognitive therapy (CT) in school settings, this book features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors - who include renowned CT originator Aaron T. Beck - provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques. Strategies are illustrated for engaging adolescents in therapy, rapidly creating an effective case conceptualization, and addressing a range of clinical issues and stressors frequently experienced in grades 6-12. The challenges and rewards of school-based CT are discussed in detail. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book contains 20 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms. This book will be invaluable school psychologists, counselors, and social workers; clinical psychologists working in school settings (grades 6-12). It may also serve as a text in graduate-level courses.
1. An Overview of Cognitive Therapy 2. Cognitive Therapy Case Conceptualization 3. Cognitive Techniques 4. Behavioral Techniques 5. Making Cognitive Therapy Happen in the Schools Appendix 1.1: The Cognitive Model Appendix 1.2. Thinking Traps Appendix 2.1: Case Conceptualization Appendix 2.2. Presession Quick Sheet Appendix 3.1. Two-Frame Thought Bubble Exercise Appendix 3.2. Three-Frame Thought Bubble Exercise Appendix 3.3. Simple Thought Record Appendix 3.4. Thought Record Table Appendix 3.5. Three C's Thought Record Appendix 3.6. Evaluating Thoughts Appendix 3.7. Road Map to Success Appendix 4.1. Pleasant Activities List Appendix 4.2. Reasons for Living Appendix 4.3. Pros and Cons List Appendix 4.4. Fear Hierarchy Appendix 4.5. SUDS Rating Scale Appendix 4.6. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise Appendix 4.7. Breathing Exercise