• Workbook: 2001 154pp large format paperbound ISBN: 9781568870656
• Also available in Japanese (U.S. customers only).
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
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
Exercise 8: Permanent or Temporary
Exercise 9: Sticks and Stones
Exercise 10: Many Meanings
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, MS, 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.