I: Theoretical Ground For Cognitiveconstructivist Psychotherapy With Children And Adolescents.- The Unique Nature of Child Psychotherapy.- The Complexity of Child Therapy.- Gender as a Component To Be Considered.- The Impact of Children's Cognitive Level.- The Influence of Children's Emotional Stage.- Mobilizing the Child's Motivation for Change.- Personal Style, Interests, and Culture.- Cognitive-Constructivist Therapy with Children.- The Basic Assumptions of Cognitive Theory.- The Basics of Constructivist Therapy.- The Cognitive-Constructivist View of Therapy.- Child Development in View of Cognitive-Constructivist Theories.- Adapting Cognitive-Constructivist Psychotherapy to Children.- Basic Principles in Applying Cognitive-Constructivist Therapy with Children.- Creative Intervention.- Defining Creativity.- The Creative Process.- Characteristics of Creative People.- Art as a Creative Intervention.- Creative Psychotherapists.- Techniques to Facilitate Creativity.- II: Applying an Intervention Model.- Making Decisions on Therapy.- A Preface: Assessment as an Essential Treatment Feature from Start to Finish.- Phase 1: How to Decide If Therapy Is Needed Based on the Unique Nature of Childhood.- Phase 2: How to Classify Children's Referrals and Goals for Change.- Phase 3: How to Decide Who Should Be Treated (Setting) Based on Developmental Variables and Referral Type.- Phase 4: Creative Thinking in Selecting Appropriate Modes and Techniques for Change.- Phase 5: How to Evaluate and Maintain Treatment Outcomes.- Self-Control Therapy with Children.- Imparting Children with Self-Control Skills.- The Efficacy of the Self-Control Intervention Model (SCIM) with Children.- Description of the Self-Control Intervention Model (SCIM).- III: Childhood Disorders: Reviewsand Case Studies.- Early Childhood.- Selective MutisDl.- Literature Review.- Ben's Story of Silence.- AnxietyDisorder.- Literature Review.- Ari's Fear of Winter, Winds, and Thunderstorms.- Middle Childhood.- Trawnatized Children.- Literature Review.- The Case of Lee: Abuse, Neglect, and Adoption.- Psychosomatfc Pain.- Literature Review.- Dan, a Boy with Psychosomatic Aches.- Adolescence.- Enuresis.- Literature Review.- The Case of Sharon's Bedwetting.- Oppositional Defiant Disorder.- Literature Review.- Treating Guy: An Adolescent with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.- Childhood Depression.- Literature Review.- Jacob: Treating Depression and Helplessness.- IV: Summary And Closing Remarks.- Linking the Theoretical Ground and Case Studies in Light of the Different Phases of Intervention.- Epilogue: The Therapeutic Relationship and the Therapist's Own Creativity and Flexibility.- The Role of the Therapeutic Relationship in Decision Making and Intervention.- Therapist Flexibility and Creativity.- References.- About the Author.
This book describes cognitive-constructivist therapy with children and adolescents as a creative process, combining various techniques. It presents an integrative view, incorporating cognitive and constructivist orientations in reference to theory and combining clinical psychology with developmental psychology in reference to child therapy. Offering guidelines, clinical illustrations and case studies, this book is an invaluable resource for child psychologists and psychiatrists.
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