This book offers a new framework for providing psychological services in schools at the individual, group, and systemic levels. It examines a variety of disorders common to school children, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and conduct disorder, and outlines treatment options from evidence-based cognitive and cognitive-behavioral methods. The accessible real-world guidelines enable readers to design, implement, and evaluate interventions relevant to diverse student needs. Ethical, competency, and training concerns facing school practitioners in the new therapeutic environment are reviewed as well.
Featured areas of coverage include:
* Behavioral assessment in school settings.
* PTSD and secondary trauma in children and adolescents.
* Transdiagnostic behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression in school.
* CBT for children with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders.
* Implementation, technological, and professional issues.
* The Practitioner's Toolkit: evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions.
Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions in the Schools is an essential resource for professionals and scientist-practitioners in child and school psychology, social work, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy and counseling, and educational psychology.
Part I: Intervention Planning.- Introduction.- Behavioral Assessment in School
Settings.- Part II: Childhood Disorders.- Anxiety in Youth: Assessment,
Treatment, and School-based Service Delivery.- Trauma: PTSD, and Secondary
Trauma in Children and Adolescents.- Depression.- Transdiagnostic Behavioral
Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Schools.- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.-
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Use of Evidence-Based Assessments and
Interventions.- Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders.- Using CBT to Assist
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders in the
School Setting.- Pediatric Elimination Disorders.- Part III: Interventions: The
Practitioner's Tool-Kit.- Cognitive Interventions.- Cognitive and Behavioral
Interventions.- Part IV: Implementation Concerns and Future Directions.-
Transporting Cognitive Behavioral Interventions to the School Setting.-
Professional Issues in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice for School
Psychologists.- Technology-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in School
Rosemary Flanagan, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor in the School Psychology Program at Touro College, New York. Previously she was a full-time faculty member and director of the school psychology program at the Gordon F. Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. Prior to coming to Adelphi, she was a practicing school psychologist for 18 years, while serving as adjunct faculty at St. John's and Hofstra Universities. She has taught assessment and intervention courses for 20 years and has more than 30 publications on assessment, intervention, and professional issues in school psychology. She is a member of the editorial board of Psychology in the Schools and has served as a co-guest editor of two special issues of the journal, one on cognitive-behavior therapy in the schools. Dr. Flanagan also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology and the Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She is the Editor of The School Psychologist, the newsletter published by Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Academy of School Psychology and the Society for Personality Assessment, an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She has served ABPP in numerous capacities, having been president of the American Board of School Psychology and a member of the ABPP Board of Trustees. She maintains an independent practice of psychology. She received her PhD in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, and co-authored the recently published Specialty Competencies in School Psychology (Oxford University Press).
Eva Levine, Ph.D., is a psychologist in independent practice in New York City, where she provides psychotherapy and psychoeducational testing services, and designs cognitive-behavioral interventions for children, adolescents and adults. Previously, Dr. Levine was employed on the faculties of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where she was the primary psychologist for a grant-funded study looking at ADHD diagnosis and treatment in primary care settings, and at the NYU Child Study Center, where she was a researcher and clinician for the School-Based Intervention Program and the Families Forward programs of the Institute for Trauma and Resilience. She also worked as pediatric psychologist for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Dr. Levine has served on the adjunct faculties of Iona College, Adelphi University, Touro College and Hofstra University, and was a co-guest editor for a special issue of Psychology in the Schools on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in school settings. She received her PhD in School & Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University.