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ERIC Number: ED498756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 268
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-59385-648-9
Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety: A Practical Guide. Second Edition
Merrell, Kenneth W.
Guilford Publications
This guide provides expert information and clear-cut strategies for assessing and treating internalizing problems in school settings. More than 40 specific psychoeducational and psychosocial intervention techniques are detailed, with a focus on approaches that are evidence based, broadly applicable, and easy to implement. Including 26 ready-to-use worksheets, in a large-size format with permission to photocopy, the second edition has been updated throughout to ensure its currency and clinical utility. Coverage of psychiatric medications has been extensively revised with the latest developments and findings. A new chapter addresses prevention-oriented social and emotional learning curricula for the classroom. Contents include: (1) Understanding Internalizing Problems: Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents; (2) How Internalizing Problems Develop and Are Maintained; (3) Guidelines for Assessment and Intervention Planning; (4) Social and Emotional Learning: An Important Tool for Promoting Mental Health; (5) Comprehensive Intervention Programs for Depression; (6) Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Cognitive Therapy Interventions for Depression; (7) Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Rational-Emotive Therapy, Attribution Retraining, Learned Optimism, and Journal-Writing Strategies; (8) Other Strategies for Depression; (9) Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety: Systematic Desensitization and Other Techniques; (10) Skills Training and Other Treatments for Anxiety; and (11) Finding More Help: Referral Guidelines for Mental Health Counseling, Medications, and Alternative Treatments. The Appendix contains reproducible worksheets. Also included is an Index of Intervention Programs and General Intervention Strategies, with Descriptions of Purpose and Developmental Level; a List of Specific Treatment Techniques for Depression and Anxiety, Grouped by Program Component. [For the previous edition of this book see ED470721.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A