Childhood anxiety, OCD and PTSD represent some of the most common mental health disorders affecting young people, often leading to major life impairments. This book brings together the world's leaders in treatment science to provide evidence-based psychosocial interventions for these disorders. It supplies practitioners and researchers with innovations in clinical science, highlighting advances in technology and neuroscientific discovery which have informed the development of these novel treatment advances. The authors tackle the two main challenges facing the field of childhood psychopathology: improving access to evidence-based CBT through innovations in treatment delivery, and increasing the positive outcomes for youth through unique therapies. Any reader who wants to be informed on the latest approaches to cognitive and behavioural interventions and how to apply them will benefit from this book.
Part I. Anxiety Disorders: 1. Phenomenology and standard evidence–based care of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; 2. Evidence-based assessment; 3. Self-help treatment of childhood anxiety disorders; 4. New technologies to deliver CBT – computer and web-based programs, mobile applications and virtual reality; 5. Cognitive bias modification strategies for anxious children: attention and interpretation bias retraining; 6. Brief intensive treatments; 7. Pharmacologic-enhanced approaches for the anxiety disorders; 8. Enhanced family approaches for the anxiety disorders; 9. Treatment of comorbid sleep problems in anxious children; 10. Transdiagnostic approaches to the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; 11. Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs for the prevention and treatment of childhood anxiety; 12. Innovations in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders: mindfulness and self-compassion approaches; Part II. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: 13. Phenomenology and standard care of OCD in children and adolescents; 14. Evidence-based assessment of child obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): recommendations for clinical practice and treatment research; 15. Self-help treatments for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder including bibliotherapy; 16. New technologies to deliver CBT for young children with obsessive-compulsive disorder; 17. Interpretation and attentional bias training; 18. Innovations in treating OCD: brief, intensive treatments; 19. Pharmacologic-augmented treatments; 20. Enhanced family approaches in childhood OCD; 21. Treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder and comorbid disorders; 22. Transdiagnostic approaches; 23. Pediatric OCD: dissemination and implementation; 24. New wave therapies for pediatric OCD; Part III. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: 25. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy: an evidence-based approach for helping children overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma; 26. Advances in the assessment of PTSD in children and young people; 27. New technologies to deliver CBT (including web-based CBT, mobile apps, and virtual reality); 28. Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR); 29. Innovation in early trauma treatment: the child and family traumatic stress intervention (CFTSI); 30. Pediatric post-traumatic stress disorder: pharmacological augmented treatments; 31. Enhanced family-based interventions for children who have been traumatized by physical abuse and neglect; 32. Treatment of PTSD and comorbid disorders; 33. Transdiagnostic treatment for youth with traumatic stress; 34. Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for childhood PTSD; 35. New wave therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in youth.