Departmental Papers (Psychiatry)

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Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies


3rd Edition

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Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) with children and adolescents use enactive, performance-based procedures, as well as cognitive interventions to produce changes in thinking, feeling, and behavior. Various forms of CBT have a common goal to help the child develop a constructive worldview and a problem-solving attitude. The problem-solving orientation can also be referred to as a "coping template." Through the provision of carefully planned experiences, CBT helps the child and family build an adaptive, problem-solving perspective.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Youth, in Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Crawley, S.A., Podell, J.L., Beidas, R.S., Braswell, L, & Kendall, P.C. Ed: Dobson, K. 2009. Copyright Guilford Press. Reprinted with permission of The Guilford Press.


At the time of this publication, Dr. Beidas was a doctoral student at Temple University, but she is now a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 25 August 2017