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From Timid to Tiger - a Treatment Manual for Parenting the Anxious Child
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This book is an essential manual for mental health professionals who work with young anxious children and their parents. Organised into a 10-session parenting-based course, the book provides parents with simple cognitive behavioural techniques for helping their children to manage their worries and fears. The first manual designed specifically to help therapists take parents through a step-by-step approach to managing young anxious children The manual's empirical focus is highly effective in treating anxiety disorders in children under the age of 10 The provision of scripts throughout the book offer realistic illustrations of the techniques described Stories and analogies included to explain the more complex concepts Includes handouts which can be photocopied and useful additional materials
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Preface. Who Is This Book For? Acknowledgements. 1 Theoretical Background to the Programme. 2 How to Use This Book. 3 Session One: Introduction to the Programme and Some Basic Concepts. 4 Session Two: Securing the Parent-Child Bond through Play. 5 Session Three: Understanding Children's Anxiety. 6 Session Four: Using Praise to Build Children's Confidence. 7 Session Five: Using Rewards to Get Children Motivated. 8 Session Six: Setting Limits on Anxious Children's Behaviour. 9 Session Seven: Using Withdrawal of Attention to Manage Children's Behaviour. 10 Session Eight: Managing Children's Worry. 11 Session Nine: Managing Really Difficult Behaviour: Time Out and Consequences. 12 Session Ten: Wrapping Up: Review, Managing School, Celebration. Additional Resources. Index.

About the Author

Sam Cartwright-Hatton is a clinical psychologist and seniorlecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Manchester.She previously held an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship, duringwhich she developed and trialled a new parenting intervention foryoung anxious children. She was awarded the British PsychologicalSociety May Davidson Award in 2009 for her research into anxietydisorders of childhood. With: Ben Laskey is a clinical psychologist who co-ordinatesand delivers parenting programmes for the under 8s. He conductsresearch through the University of Manchester where he is anhonorary tutor in Clinical Psychology. Stewart Rust is a consultant clinical psychologist inNeuropsychology at the Royal Manchester Children sHospital. He previously delivered parenting groups to familiesstruggling with their children s behaviouraldifficulties. Deb McNally is a Clinical Psychologist. She has aparticular interest in parenting and cognitive behaviouralinterventions.

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This book should be found in the library of everycommunity and school based clinician working in childrenservices. (Behavioural & CognitivePsychotherapy, 2012) As a mental health practitioner I found reading this bookextremely helpful in understanding how to apply a framework ofcognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Webster-Stratton styleparenting training into a group programme. (YoungMinds, 1 June 2012) "Organised as a 10-session parenting-based course, thisstep-by-step approach to conquering anxieties is easy to read andpotentially life-changing." (Family Interest Magazine, 1 August2011)

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