Section I. Introduction, Rationale, and Basic Issues: Chapter 1. Rational Emotive Behavioral Approaches to Childhood Disorders: History, Theory, Practice and Research, Michael E. Bernard, Albert Ellis and Mark Terjesen. Chapter 2. REBT Assessment and Treatment with Children, Raymond DiGiuseppe and Michael E. Bernard. Chapter 3. REBT Assessment and Treatment with Adolescents, Howard Young. Chapter 4. Frustration Tolerance Training for Children and Adolescents, William J. Knaus. Chapter 5. Emotional Resilience Training for Children and Adolescents, Michael E. Bernard and Daniela Pires. Section II. Disorders Of Childhood: Chapter 6. A Developmental, Rational Emotive Behavioral Approach for Working with Parents, Marie Joyce. Chapter 7. Depression in Children and Adolescents: REBT Approaches to Assessment and Treatment, Ann Vernon. Chapter 8. Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias: A Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychosituational Approach, Russell Grieger and John Boyd. Chapter 9. Treating Aggressive Children: A Rational-Emotive Behavior Systems Approach, Raymond DiGiuseppe and Jill Kelter. Chapter 10. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Attention Deficit Disorders, Kristene Doyle and Mark Terjesen. Chapter 11. Working with the Educational Underachiever: A Social and Emotional Developmental Approach, Michael E. Bernard. Section III. Applications: Chapter 12. Working with the Parents and Teachers of Exceptional Children, John McInerney and Bridget McInerney. Chapter 13. Rational Emotive Behavior Group Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Mark Terjesen and Maria A. Esposito. Chapter 14. Applications of REBT in Schools: Prevention, Promotion, Intervention, Ann Vernon and Michael Bernard.
Since the groundbreaking first edition of Rational Emotive Approaches to the Problems of Childhood by Albert Ellis and Michael Bernard two decades ago, our understanding of the nature and treatment of children's problems has grown considerably. Now in a completely new volume, Albert Ellis and children's REBT specialist Professor Michael Bernard have revised and updated this pioneering volume to reflect both the latest in clinical practice and research.
Fourteen expert contributors (including many from the original) share with the editors a deep commitment to integrating REBT with other cognitive-behavioral methods, and to providing young people with developmentally appropriate care. Together they give readers a practical framework for conducting assessment, treatment, and prevention with individuals, clients and groups as well as in family and school settings.
Key features of this new edition include:
Developmental considerations in using REBT with children and adolescents
Specific chapters devoted to major disorders -- aggression, phobias anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, and ADHD
Latest strategies for challenging and changing the irrational beliefs of young people
Techniques for building key REBT skills: emotional resilience and frustration tolerance
Extensive research findings on the efficacy of REBT with young people
This book surveys the use of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) to prevent and treat a variety of childhood disorders. Beginning with a review of the underlying theory and principles of REBT, the book includes chapters on problems including depression, anxieties, anger and conduct disorders, and ADHD. Finally, the book focuses on the application of REBT in childhood disorders, from working with parents and teachers to group therapy and beyond. Plentiful case studies illustrate the concepts under discussion. The book will interest school psychologists, counselors and social workers, marriage and family therapists, and child clinical psychiatrists and psychologists.