From the Back Cover
Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art equips today's therapists with the current theory, research, and techniques of psychotherapy with these special client groups. With coverage of major theories alongside their associated therapeutic interventions and techniques, this comprehensive resource brings both academic rigor and on-the-ground experience to bear on such approaches as:
- Behavior therapy
- Constructivism—solution-oriented and narrative therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Family systems therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Atheoretical and transtheoretical techniques
Along with different approaches, the text discusses outcome research and other clinical considerations that guide practitioners in creating the best possible treatment plans for individual clients. The overall tone of this handbook is informal and approachable—like the voice of an effective therapist—with frequent specific examples of what to say, who to say it to, and when to say it.
Bringing the science and art of therapy together in an innovative and up-to-date guide, Child and Adolescent Therapy offers an invaluable resource for both clinicians in training and skilled practitioners looking for new ideas and techniques.