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by Robert D. Friedberg, Barbara A. Friedberg, & Rebecca J. Friedberg
by Robert D. Friedberg, Barbara A. Friedberg, & Rebecca J. Friedberg

Therapeutic Exercises for Children: Guided Self-Discovery Using Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques (Workbook)

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• Workbook: 2001  154pp large format paperback   ISBN: 9781568870656
• Also available in Japanese (U.S. customers only)  

This book, along with Therapeutic Exercises For Children: Professional Guide, presents an empirically-supported program for helping anxious and depressed children (ages 8 to 11).

The Guided Self-Discovery Workbook contains 18 exercises which focus on specific cognitive-behavioral skill sets for increasing the coping skills of depressed and anxious children. Each exercise contains "Guidelines for Therapists", "Tips for Children", and the exercise itself. The exercises can be photocopied and adapted for use with your clients in both individual and group treatment. These exercises guide children in identifying their stressors, encourage active experimentation with new ways of thinking and doing, and help them develop new skills for effectively dealing with events in their lives.

"Therapeutic Exercises for Children provide excellent guidelines and concrete experiential techniques for working with depressed and anxious children. They distill and adapt the essential strategies of cognitive behavior therapy, translating abstract concepts into an appealing, easy-to-grasp format. These books will be quite helpful to a wide range of professionals who work with children, from therapists to teachers."
     -Judith S. Beck
, PhD,
Clinical Associate Professor of
Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research

"The authors are to be congratulated for extending evidence-based cognitive-behavioral procedures and devising new, creative, and imaginative therapeutic exercises for use with children. Simply put- this is therapy that will 'work' and be fun at the same time."
     -Wendy K. Silverman, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child and Family Psychosocial Research Center, Florida International University

Table of Contents
Self-Monitoring Exercises
   Exercise 1: Diamond Connections
   Exercise 2: PANDY Coloring Sheet
   Exercise 3: PANDY Fun Diary
   Exercise 4: Memory Jogger
   Exercise 5: My Mouse Traps and PANDY Fix-It
   Exercise 6: Bubble Up Your Fear
   Exercise 7: Catching Feelings and Thoughts
Priming Exercises
   Exercise 8: Permanent or Temporary
   Exercise 9: Sticks and Stones
   Exercise 10: Many Meanings
Self-Instructional Methods
   Exercise 11: Me/Not Me
   Exercise 12: Changing Your Tune
   Exercise 13: Tease Whiz
   Exercise 14: Surf The Angry Sea
Techniques Requiring More In-Depth Rational Analysis
   Exercise 15: Clue Snooping
   Exercise 16: Real or False Alarms
   Exercise 17: Breaking the Crystal Ball
   Exercise 18: Thought Digger

About the Authors
Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, is an Associate Professor on the core faculty of the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. He directs the predoctoral internship training program and the Preventing Anxiety and Depression in Youth (PANDY) Program, where many of these exercises were developed. His area of expertise is cognitive-behavioral therapy with children. He has published numerous articles and serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.

Barbara A. Friedberg
is President of Cognitive Therapy Enterprises. Her work emphasizes finding ways to make cognitive behavior therapy with children.

Rebecca J. Friedberg
is currently in the 6th grade. Her principle areas of interest are writing, reading, tennis, riding bicycles. She enjoyed adding her voice to the text material and worksheets so they can more fully speak to children. This is her first published work.

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