In her new book published this month by Guilford Press, Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery and her coauthors provide an innovative perspective on the implementation of cognitive behavioral treatments for children and adolescents with internalizing disorders such as anxiety, depression and mood disorders.
With a chapter devoted to each of 13 essential techniques and strategies commonly included in cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) programs, “Treating Internalizing Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Core Techniques and Strategies” serves as an informative resource for professionals such as clinical child/adolescent psychologists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists and school psychologists.
By providing the theoretical rationale, empirical support, step-by-step implementation guidelines, and detailed case examples for each of 13 treatment strategies, the book allows therapists to tailor interventions to specific clients by choosing the elements that are most relevant to a particular child’s symptoms. Professionals working in mental health settings with children and adolescents or individuals pursuing graduate level training in a mental health field can use the book to gain a foundation in the core CBT strategies for the treatment of anxiety and depression. In addition, the book can be an informative resource when used in combination with a disorder-specific CBT treatment manual.
“Most books and other resources tend to have a chapter about anxiety and corresponding treatment approaches, a chapter about depression and related treatments, etcetera. We realized that there are core elements for cognitive behavioral therapy that tend to be implemented in a similar way across different psychological disorders, such as relaxation training, problem-solving, goal setting, self-monitoring, praise and rewards, and cognitive strategies,” says Kingery, who serves as chair of the HWS Psychology Department. “We are pleased that the book has received positive reviews from several expert clinicians and researchers in the field of child psychology and hope that it will serve as a useful resource for both experienced clinicians as well as clinicians-in-training who are interested in learning more about the detailed steps involved in implementing these CBT skills with anxious and depressed youth and their families.”
In 2015, an article related to the book project — “Developmentally Sensitive Implementation of Core Elements of Evidence-Based Treatments: Practical Strategies for Youth with Internalizing Disorders” — appeared in peer-reviewed journal The Behavior Therapist.
Kingery joined the faculty in 2007. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Richmond and her Ph.D. in developmental and clinical psychology from the University of Maine. In addition to The Behavior Therapist, her research has been published recently in Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: An International Journal, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership and Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. For more information about the book or to purchase a copy, visit: http://www.guilford.com, www.amazon.com, or The College Store.
In the photo above, Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery talks with Assistant Professor of Psychology Emily Fisher.