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102 Creative Strategies For Depressed Children & Adolescents

A Practical Resource for Teachers, Counsellors and Parents

Kaye Randall, Donna Strom, Susan Bowman

This book is a practical resource that includes a variety of strategies (including reproducible worksheets) designed to use with elementary, middle & high school youth. An "At-A-Glance" chart is included to help you quickly locate strategies suitable for particular age groups.Topics include:Relaxation, Nutrition, Spirituality, Exercise, Cognitive & Behavioral Strategies. Other sections include information for parents, youth, teachers, & counselors. This is a practical resource guide that will help any professional affectively identify and help young people in school, family, or private practice setting.

95 pages  $32.95  
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Adolescent Brain

Reaching for Autonomy

Robert Sylwester

Easy-to-understand theories and nontechnical language help educators and parents understand how the teenage brain thinks, feels, learns, and changes on its journey to adulthood.

23x15cm  157 pages  $55.95  
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Adolescent Brain

Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making

Valerie Reyna, Sandra Chapman, Michael Dougherty

The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.

440 pages  $89.95  
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Adolescents, Families, and Social Development

How Teens Construct Their Worlds

Judith G Smetana

This book provides an in-depth examination of adolescents' social development in the context of the family. It discusses extensive research on disclosure and secrecy during adolescence, parenting, autonomy, and moral developmentConsiders both popular sources such as movies and public surveys, as well as scholarly sources drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, and developmental psychology.

24x17cm  327 pages  $73.95  
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Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety & Worry
Instant Help Series

Lisa M Schab

Gives teens a collection of tools to control their anxiety and face their day to day challenges. Enables anxious teens to have more insight into their problems as well as practical ways to overcome them. It includes over 40 activities. Simple, effective solutions for
- Controlling anxiety in the face of everyday problems
- Developing a positive self-image
Seeking help and support.
Another book in the Instant Help series. These books are excellent.

25x20cm  178 pages  $31.95  
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Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

Liane Holliday Willey

Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

16x23cm  336 pages  $34.95  
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Asperger's Rules!

How to Make Sense of School and Friends

Blythe Grossberg

Fitting in to school and social life can be the single most challenging task when you have Aspergers syndromeAspergers Rules! can help. Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that they can present to a child with Aspergers. Kids will find the how-to for understanding and communicating with peers and teachers, standing up for and taking care of themselves, setting realistic goals, and making friends. Aspergers Rules! belongs in the backpack of every kid with Aspergers and is an essential resource for getting the most out of middle school.

23x18cm  127 pages  $22.95  
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Bipolar Workbook for Teens

DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk, Karma Guindon

When you have bipolar disorder, it can sometimes seem like mood swings are keeping you from being the person you want to be. You may alternate between feelings of depression and overexcitement even though what you really want is to find a healthy balance between the two. This easy-to-use workbook presents a set of skills you can learn that will help you find that balance, become more independent, and stay focused on the big-picture goals that are most important to you.
Includes exercises and worksheets that will help you learn skills drawn from a special technique called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT skills can help people with bipolar disorder improve their relationships with friends and family and calm themselves when their emotions get really overwhelming.
Working through this book will help you:
Recognize and respond to your emotional triggers
Create a crisis plan and find support
Get a handle on addictive behavior
Maintain friendships and get along with your family.

25x20cm  160 pages  $33.95  
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Brainstorm

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Daniel Siegel

Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and often maddening ways. It’s no wonder that many parents approach their child’s adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another.
In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development affects teenagers’ behaviour and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children’s lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

24x16cm  320 pages  $33.00  
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Breaking Through to Teens

Psychotherapy for the New Adolescence

Ron Taffel

This book presents groundbreaking strategies for psychotherapy with today's teens, for whom high-risk behavior, lack of adult guidance, and intense anxiety and stress increasingly come with the territory. Ron Taffel addresses the key challenge of building a therapeutic relationship that is strong enough to promote "real" behavioral and emotional change. He demonstrates effective ways to give advice that teens will listen to, get them to tell the truth about their lives, help parents reestablish their authority, and extend the reach of therapy by such nontraditional means as inviting teens to bring friends into sessions. WAS $63.00

23x16cm  292 pages  $39.95  
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Brief Intervention for School Problems

Outcome-Informed Strategies (2ND ed.)

John Murphy, Barry Duncan

Every interaction with a young person who is struggling is an opportunity for change. This highly practical guide helps school practitioners find effective solutions to academic and behavioral problems through brief counseling. It shows how to build on the ideas and resources that students, parents, and teachers bring to the intervention process, within an innovative, research-supported, time-limited framework. Extensive case material illustrates the authors' creative approach to building solutions and "busting problems" by putting clients in the driver's seat. Filled with real-world examples from both elementary and secondary settings, the book presents creative strategies for addressing disciplinary problems, poor academic performance, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and other common difficulties.

22x15cm  210 pages  $52.00  
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Bulimia Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Stop Bingeing and Purging
Instant Help Series

Lisa Schab

The Bulimia Workbook for Teens teaches cognitive behavioral therapy skills that adolescents suffering from bulimia can use to change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for the better and end the destructive cycle of bingeing and purging.

24x20cm  142 pages  $31.95  
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Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Chris Nolan, ed and others

Presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools.
The contributors describe a wide range of approaches, including art therapy and literature, and how creative methods are applied in cases of abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm and identity development. They discuss the impact of abuse and mistreatment upon the mental health of 'looked after' children, drawing links between psychoanalytic theory and practice and the study of literature and the arts.
This indispensable book provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents, including social workers, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychologists and students in these fields.

23x15cm  256 pages  $56.95  
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Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents: Assessment to Intervention

Stephanie McConaughy

The author offers guidelines for interviewing children of different ages/m-/as well as their parents and teachers/m-/and for weaving the resulting data into multimethod assessment and intervention planning. Coverage encompasses school issues, peer and family relations, problem behavior, and more, with special chapters on assessing suicidality and violence risks. The book includes many detailed case illustrations and reproducible interview tools, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding.

28x21cm  240 pages  $71.00  
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Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings

Torrey Creed, Jarrod Reisweber, Aaron Beck

This first concise guide to conducting cognitive therapy (CT) with adolescents in school settings features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques. Strategies are illustrated for engaging adolescents in therapy, rapidly creating an effective case conceptualization, and addressing a range of clinical issues and stressors frequently experienced in grades 6-12. The challenges and rewards of school-based CT are discussed in detail. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book contains 16 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms.

27x21cm  173 pages  $69.00  
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Coming Out Asperger

Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Dinah Murray, ed

Explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of Asperger Syndrome (AS) today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. The broad range of the chapters, which draw on anecdotal, professional and research-based evidence, make this book a comprehensive and highly original consideration of the implications of an AS diagnosis.

272 pages  $32.95  
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Conflict Resolution Skills for Teens

David Cowan, Susanna Palomares, Dianne Schilling

This timely and practical book provides a variety of engaging activities, group discussions, reproducible handouts, and Sharing Circles all designed to help teens develop the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary for effective conflict resolution.

21x28cm  158 pages  $52.95  
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Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Abuse

A Practitioner's Guide

Scott Henggeler, Phillippe Cunningham, Melisa Rowland, Sonja Schoenwald

This practical manual is based on extensive research and the collaboration of hundreds of community-based therapists. It provides step-by-step guidelines for implementing contingency management (CM)--one of the most effective treatments for substance abuse--with adolescents and their caregivers. Strategies are detailed for assessing substance use disorders, developing individualized cognitive and behavioral interventions, using behavioral contracts and contingencies to reinforce abstinence, and overcoming frequently encountered treatment roadblocks. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate what CM looks like in action.

$85.00  
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Coping With Cliques

A workbook to help girls deal with gossip, put-downs, bullying & other mean behavior
Instant Help Series

Susan Sprague

When you're the target of snubbing or teasing at school, it's easy to feel like everyone else has a group of friends and you're the only odd one out. The reality is that gossip and rumors hurt everyone, and often, even the most popular girls feel alone. This book will help you deal with this hurtful behaviour. It includes key strategies for sticking up for yourself, maintaining your self-esteem even when others tease you, and finding friends who like you for who you are. The exercises in this workbook will help you to
- Handle Internet gossip and teasing
- Stop feeling like you have to be sexy
- Be assertive when necessary to gain respect and confidence
- Find true friends and stop being hurt by friends who leave you out.

25x20cm  160 pages  $31.95  
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Counselling for Grief and Bereavement

(2ND ed.)

Geraldine Humphrey, David Zimpfer

In this book the authors take readers step-by-step through the skills needed to facilitate the process of grief, initiate healing, and promote a sense of growth. Providing a firm theoretical base, the authors discuss the concepts and categories of attachment, loss, and grief. Carefully chosen case examples are included throughout and specific attention is paid to ethics and to the possible need for referral.

24x17cm  178 pages  $69.00  
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Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents, Second Edition

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Ian Canino, Jeanne Spurlock,

An edition to guide mental health practitioners in conducting culturally competent, effective work with economically disadvantaged youth from African-, Asian-, Latino- and Native-American backgrounds.

228 pages  $48.95  
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Cyberbullying and E-Safety

What Educators and Professionals Need to Know

Adrienne Katz

I'd die without my Blackberry one young persons comment sums up a generation of young people who are increasingly living their daily lives through their phones and the internet. Cyberbullying is rife, affecting one in five 1019 year olds. It causes anxiety, unhappiness and mental health problems; in extreme cases even leading to suicide.

25x18cm  255 pages  $33.95  
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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Your Guide to Recovery

William Marchand

Responding to the reasons why people often do not recover from mood disorders, this book empowers readers by providing the tools needed to work effectively with doctors and health care providers to negotiate the complex pathway to a full and lasting recovery from depression or bipolar disorder. It explains the three main barriers to recovery - not receiving treatment, incorrect diagnosis, and receiving inadequate treatment - and how to overcome these challenges to ensure successful treatment. A practical book for the layperson, it provides flowcharts and useful forms to help readers determine whether they need help and how best to collaborate with their medical team.

23x15cm  360 pages  $25.00  
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Depression in Adolescent Girls

Science and Prevention

Timothy Strauman, Philip costanzo, Judy Garber

Compared to boys, adolescent girls face an increased risk of depression and repeated recurrences throughout adulthood. This unique volume presents a comprehensive multidisciplinary framework for understanding how girls become vulnerable to mood disorders and how that vulnerability might be reduced.

23x15cm  353 pages  $58.95  
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Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive

Jacqueline Toner and Claire Freeland

If you have picked up this book, you probably want nothing more than to understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better. You want those depressed thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to just go away, right? Inside you'll read about what depression is, how it can derail you, and effective ways to take care of yourself if you are depressed.
Full of useful information, helpful self-reflection quizzes, easy-to-do exercises, and based firmly on cognitive-behavioral principles, this book will provide you with a concrete plan that could make huge difference in your health and well-being - a difference that lasts.

23x15cm  208 pages  $32.95  
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Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers

Building Confidence, Self-Esteem and Self Awareness 2nd ed

Tina Rae

The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognise the importance of social skills to aid their development. The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem and self awareness based on the author's research and experience. Covering issues including relationships, drugs and problem solving the new edition will also cover: - Gang cultures - Cyber-bullying - Future pressures - Eating disorders This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well as offering easily accessible worksheets and materials available to download online. Tina Rae has once again devised an innovative and engaging programme.

176 pages  $94.00  
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Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and get along with others
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk

In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence.
This book offers easy techniques to help you: Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations, Effectively manage out-of-control emotions, Reduce the pain of intense emotions, Get along with family and friends.

25x20cm  160 pages  $31.95  
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Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Handbook

Daniel Le Grange, James Lock

Bringing together leading authorities, this comprehensive volume integrates the best current knowledge and treatment approaches for eating disorders in children and adolescents. The book reveals how anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other disorders present differently developmentally and explains their potentially far-reaching impact on psychological, physical, and neurobiological development. It provides guidelines for developmentally sound assessment and diagnosis, with attention to assessment challenges unique to this population.

26x19cm  512 pages  $95.00  
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Emotional Coaching

A Practical Programme to Support Young People Aged 7-15 with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Incl CD-ROM)

Robyn Hromek

Young people's healthy emotional development is based on affirming relationships and positive experiences and for some young people the lack of these encouragements leads to personal, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. This pack provides teachers, mentors, assistants and others with all they need to support these young people through an 'emotional coaching' programme. Author is an educational psychologist in NSW.

17x24cm  80 pages  $98.00  
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality.

23x16cm  224 pages  $35.95  
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Free from OCD

A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Instant Help Series

Timothy Sisemore

Free from OCD includes forty activities designed to teach teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy strategies for overcoming their fears and compulsions.
Instant Help Series

25x20cm  135 pages  $31.95  
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Grieving Teen

A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends

Helen Fitzgerald

Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. But in this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life. Using the clear and accessible format that has made "The Mourning Handbook" and "The Grieving Child" enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.

21x13cm  224 pages  $24.95  
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Helping At-Risk Students

A Group Counseling Approach for Grades 6-9 (2ND ed.)

Jill Waterman, Elizabeth Walker

Engaging, activity based, and effective, this widely used group counseling curriculum (the SPARK program) is designed for flexible implementation in school or clinical settings. The program helps youth build skills for school success and social-emotional growth while exploring such crucial topics as personal goals, ethnic identity and prejudice, and peer pressure.

26x20cm  272 pages  $75.00  
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Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

A Workbook for Teachers and Parents on Classroom Support and Managing Transitions

Joanne Steer, Kate Horstmann

This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school.
Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition, such as organization, friendships and stress. If left unaddressed, these difficulties can contribute to low self-esteem, behavioural problems and poor academic achievement. Using tried-and-tested strategies and top tips, this fully-photocopiable workbook will help adults to work collaboratively with young people to learn, test strategies, set goals and develop comprehensive support plans around individual needs.

28x22cm  208 pages  $48.95  
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Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

The Attention Fix

Paula Moraine

This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty.conditions.

23x16cm  208 pages  $46.95  
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Hey, Back Off!

Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment

Jennie Withers

Bullying among teens is epidemic. Many teens are harassed on a daily basis by mean text messages(cyber bullying), sexual harassment, teasing (verbal), hitting or punching (physical) and some are guilty of harassment without knowing they are perpetrators of illegal acts. Now teens will understand that bullying can have serious long-term consequences on self-esteem and be the root of antisocial behaviors, dropping out of school, health problems and even suicide.
"Hey, Back Off!" by Withers and Hendrickson is the first comprehensive teen guide to harassment prevention. It uses narrative real life examples and stories that are relatable to teens, while incorporating strategies and coping tips for not only teens, but also parents and educators to help stem this growing epidemic that is affecting so many school children.

21x14cm  261 pages  $23.00  
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Hot Stones & Funny Bones

Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress & Anger

Brian Luke Seaward

This book is a unique combination of original teen contributions and effective stress- and anger-management techniques from a mental-health professional. Most important, it was designed expressly for teens.

"Hot Stones and Funny Bones" is divided in three sections. "Telling It Like It Is" highlights problems and issues that nearly every teen faces in the middle- and high-school years, expressed in their own voices. The second section, "The Best Way to Cope with Stress," offers a host of coping skills and relaxation techniques for teens to utilize, ranging from ways to boost self-esteem and effective anger-management skills, to meditation and creative expression. The third section, "Final Comments From Teens," reveals opinions, lessons learned and advice to parents and teenagers about the struggles and triumphs of teen years. In addition, every chapter includes "Thoughts, Reflections and Action Plans," where teens can process what they've learned, using the information to make healthy behavioral changes.

14x21cm  300 pages  $25.00  
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Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out

The Anger Management Book

Jerry Wilde

Written directly to kids in grades 4 to 12, of special interest to readers are the ways anger messes up their lives. Child psychologist Jerry Wilde discusses the causes of anger in relation to Rational Emotive Theory. Exercises in the books will help kids think clearly and be less hostile.
Good feedback on this book.

15x23cm  58 pages  $18.00  
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How to Feel Good

20 Things Teens Can Do

Tricia Mangan

Sometimes, it can be really hard to feel good about yourself and your abilities. As a teen, new relationships and experiences are happening all around you, and can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. Being confident and secure can seems miles away. How to Feel Good is here to help you slow down and pay attention to your emotions and feelings. This book provides interactive exercises and questions to help you recognize and understand why you feel the way you do and to change hurtful thought patterns and habits. With these 20 simple, feel-good steps you can use this book to learn how to feel confident and happy with yourself--so that feeling good can be just a simple step away!

22x14cm  125 pages  $24.95  
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How to Really Love Your Teen

Ross Campbell

In this best-selling book, Dr. Campbell helps parents understanding the delicate dance between parents and their emerging teenagers. Learn how to create a solid, balanced approach for relating to your teen, how to communicate unconditional love, how to handle teenage anger, as well as your own, and how to help your teenager grow spiritually and intellectually.

22x14cm  144 pages  $19.50  
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents

Laura Mufson, Kristen Pollack Dorta, Donna Moreau, Myrna Weissman

Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this manual provides a complete guide to interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents (IPT-A). IPT-A is an evidence-based brief intervention designed to meet the specific developmental needs of teenagers. Clinicians learn how to educate adolescents and their families about depression, work with associated relationship difficulties, and help clients manage their symptoms while developing more effective communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills.

23x15cm  315 pages  $63.95  
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Let's talk Relationships

Activities for exploring love, sex, friendship and family with young people

Vanessa Rogers

This book offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one to one work.

28x22cm  144 pages  $44.95  
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Letting Go of Perfect

Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids

Jill L Adelson, PhD, Hope E Wilson, PhD

Pinpoints a crippling state of mentality among many kids and teens today - the need to be absolutely perfect - and gives parents and teachers the guidance and support they need to help children break free of the anxieties and behaviors related to perfectionism.

For children who believe their best is never good enough, perfectionism can lead to excessive guilt, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, depression, pessimism, obsessive and compulsive behavior, and a sense of rigidity. By delineating the major types of perfectionists and providing practical tips, the authors show parents and teachers how they can help these children effectively control their perfectionist tendencies and use those to their advantage.

This engaging, practical book is a must-have for parents, teachers, and counselors wanting to help children overcome perfectionism, raise self-confidence, lessen guilt, increase motivation, and offer a future free of rigidity.

23x15cm  204 pages  $26.00  
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Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry on

Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear

Mark Reinecke

In Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, a psychologist, psychiatry professor, and anxiety researcher presents twenty simple lessons based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that readers can use to relieve everyday anxiety on the spot and to develop resilience.

18x14cm  126 pages  $26.95  
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More Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out

The Anger and Stress Management Book

Jerry Wilde

Written directly to kids in grades 4 to 12, of special interest to readers are the ways anger messes up their lives. Child psychologist Jerry Wilde discusses the causes of anger in relation to Rational Emotive Theory. Exercises in the books will help kids think clearly and be less hostile.

15x23cm  85 pages  $18.00  
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Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults

Sylvie Naar-King, Mariann Suarez

This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.

23x16cm  224 pages  $45.95  
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Now What Do I Do?

A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce

Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski

In this book the author offers a workbook for teens to help them flush out their feelings and fears over their parents? divorce or separation. The author's own parents divorced when she was eleven, and she writes with a style that teens can easily relate to without feeling talked down to.

20x15cm  174 pages  $18.95  
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Potholes in My Lawn

175 & More Effective Group Activities for Troubled Adolescent & Teens

Kenny Attaway



15x23cm  264 pages  $42.00  
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Preparing For Life

The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Jed Baker

A bestselling author and counselor offers a comprehensive resource for students on the autism spectrum preparing for life after high school. This handbook focuses on "life skills training" on such subjects as nonverbal cues, body language, dealing with anger, and building and maintaining friendships and intimate relationships. Includes assessment tools for parents and analysis of laws that provide accommodations to adults with disabilities

27x21cm  357 pages  $59.95  
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Problem Solving in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

A Skills-Based, Collaborative Approach

Katharina Manassis

This highly accessible book presents clear steps for helping children and adolescents to develop and test out new solutions to specific social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. The author demonstrates how therapists of any orientation can implement problem solving as a stand-alone intervention or in combination with other therapeutic techniques. Extensive clinical examples illustrate what the approach looks like in action with kids of different ages; how it increases their confidence, independence, and resilience; and ways to involve parents. Strategies for overcoming frequently encountered obstacles to problem solving are highlighted throughout.

24x16cm  208 pages  $39.95  
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Safe Places to Learn

21 Lessons to Help Students Promote a Caring School Climate with CDROM

Paul Kelly

The 21 lessons in this resource for teachers and counselors help make school a place where all students feel supported and accepted so they can focus on classes, friendship, and fun activities. Over the course of the lessons, the leader introduces the concept of Developmental Assets(R), teaches students how to build these assets for themselves and others, and gives them the tools to spread messages of kindness, caring, boundaries, and acceptance to other students and adults. Role-playing and other activities will help students learn to effectively stop meanness with a respectful, caring demeanor toward both victim and antagonist. Ultimately, school becomes a warmer place where both teachers and students thrive.

27x21cm  49 pages  $49.95  
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School Counselor's Mental Health Sourcebook

Strategies to Help Students Succeed

Rick Auger

This unique handbook provides information on common mental health disorders and intervention strategies that busy school counselors need to help students succeed.

25x18cm  203 pages  $73.00  
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Secrets of the Teenage Brain

Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents (2ND ed.)

Sheryl Feinstein

This book explains almost all of the 'headshaking' frustrations educators express about teens. Educators will enjoy discovering that there is a biological reason for the behaviors and attitudes that teens demonstrate. They will also appreciate the practical and down-to-earth suggestions to help students find school more appealing.

26x17cm  216 pages  $30.95  
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Self-Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders

Dynamics, Assessment and Treatment

Sansone, Levitt

Explores the prevalent but largely uncharted relationship between self-injury behaviors and eating disorders symptoms. In the first major book to focus on this area, a renowned group of international scholars and practitioners addresses the subject from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. The book is categorized into sections covering epidemiology, psychodynamics, assessment, and a final section covering potential treatment options, including dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, interventions strategies, group therapy, and pharmacological approaches.
This unrivaled collection of case studies, theoretical exploration, and practical application forms a benchmark for the field, and offers a stepping-stone for new research and innovative treatment strategies. In an area with little available information, previously spread out among diffuse sources, this volume represents the state-of-the-field resource for anyone working with complex eating disorders patients.

24x16cm  296 pages  $74.00  
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Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence
Instant Help Series

Jennifer Shannon, Christine Padesky, Doug Shannon

"The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens" offers worksheets and comic-style illustrated scenarios that help teen readers identify their values and practice evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for overcoming shyness and social anxiety.

26x20cm  136 pages  $33.95  
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Social and Life Skills Menu

A skill building workbook for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karra Barber

This workbook provides guided strategies to help those with ASD engage and connect with other people at home, school, work, social gatherings, and in the community.

28x22cm  333 pages  $62.00  
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Social Skills Picture Book - High School

For High School and Beyond

Jed Baker

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond offers a visual learning format. Photos of actual students engaging in a wide variety of social situations show, rather than tell, the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances. They visually illustrate the positive and negative consequences of both ways of interacting. The book also offers instructions for students & families to create their own social skills booklets. The social skills address real-life situations that are important to teens, such as: making new friends, asking someone out on a date, doing difficult schoolwork, interviewing for a job, and much, much more!

22x28cm  177 pages  $68.00  
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Split in Two

Keeping It Together When Your Parents Live Apart

Karen Buscemi

Provides advice to children of divorced parents on living in two homes simultaneously, including how to organize during moves, managing different lifestyles, and coping with the emotional stress of separation.

21x14cm  120 pages  $24.00  
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Take Control of ADHD

The Ultimate Guide for Teens With ADHD

Ruth Spokah, Kenneth Stefano

Helps teens take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. By creating the “ADHD Attention Profile” discussed in the book, readers will recognize how ADHD affects them, discover coping strategies and technology tools to improve their focus, and develop a self-advocacy plan they can use immediately.
The book presents the latest research and information on ADHD in a conversational style that teens can understand easily, allowing them to develop a better understanding of their disorder. By including suggestions from teens with ADHD, the authors offer tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, from students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help teens with ADHD learn to refocus their attention and find success in school and beyond!

$34.00  
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Teaching and the Adolescent Brain

Jeb Schenck

Using cognitive neuroscience to rethink traditional teaching methods and strategies.

25x20cm  377 pages  $44.95  
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Teaching Teenagers

A Toolbox for Engaging and Motivating Learners

Warren Kidd, Gerry Czerniawski

In Teaching Teenagers, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today s classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers.

24x17cm  178 pages  $52.95  
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Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits

A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents (2ND ed.)

Chris Zeigler Dendy

This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication.

28x22cm  376 pages  $45.00  
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Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Teen aggression and bullying is a problem that continues to grow, often disrupting our school, families, workplaces and communities. The causes of teen aggression and bullying vary from person to person and may include such factors as a teen having been exposed to physical or sexual abuse growing up; violent behavior witnessed in the home or neighborhood; violence in the media; socio-economic issues such as family poverty, need deprivation, unstable family environment, lack of family support and appropriate role models, and exposure to weapons. Teen aggression can take many forms. The Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that lead to feelings of aggression, and learn effective tools and techniques for effectively managing these feelings. This book it combines two powerful psychological tools for the management of aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors: self-assessment and journaling.

28x23cm  132 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Anger Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

One of the most difficult life skills teenagers need to learn is how to control anger. They will experience a wide variety of emotions and the more equipped they are to handle these emotions, the more successful they will be in school, friendships and family. Anger can be powerful and managing it can be challenging. The Teen Anger Workbook is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that lead to feelings of anger, and learn effective tools and techniques for effectively managing feelings of anger. This book is unique in that it combines two powerful psychological tools for anger management: self-assessment and journaling. The Teen Anger Workbook contains five separate sections that will help the participants learn more about themselves as well as how anger impacts their lives. The five areas of study include: Anger triggers; Anger intensity; Anger expression; Anger consequences; and Anger management.

28x23cm  122 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Choices Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Life is about making choices. Today's teens live in a far more challenging atmosphere than past generations and they face many important choices that both positively and negatively affect their growth and development. Their success in life is a result of the choices they make as they mature and that they will make in the future. To help teens become more thoughtful decision-makers, Teen Choices Workbook will guide them to act responsibly, reflect on decisions they have made in the past, explore the consequences of those decisions, and take responsibility for future decisions. These reflections and discussions will guide them to be better decision-makers, as well as to confirm their positive past decisions.

28x23cm  126 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Conflict Management Skills Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Conflict is a basic fact of life. As children, teens and adults we all experience conflict in our lives. Because conflicts are disagreements resulting from people or groups having differences in attitudes, beliefs, values or needs, conflict is inevitable. People experience differences in any type of relationship. That conflict exists is not a bad situation, as long as the conflict is managed effectively by resolving them in a calm, respectful way that will lead to growth and maturity. The Teen Conflict Management Skills Workbook contains five separate sections that correlate with the Teen Conflict Model tool presented in the book. Participants will learn new skills and the importance of preventing, managing and resolving conflicts. Included are the following reproducible pages: assessment instruments, activity handouts, role plays, quotations, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts.

28x23cm  124 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Friendship Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Teenagers' choosing healthy friendships is of monumental importance! As children enter middle school and high school, they will be experiencing changes in friends, personal style, social life, movies, music, emotions, etc., in fact in all aspects of their lives. The Teen Friendship Workbook will serve as a guide to assist teens in choosing their friends wisely, thus avoiding potentially risky situations. Being able to say "no" and not be negatively influenced by peers is one of the goals of this book.

28x23cm  124 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Resiliency-Building Workbook

Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

Ester Leutenberg, John Liptak

Building resiliency is critical in the life of teens. It is currently called a host of other names including hardiness, psychological resilience, emotional resourcefulness, and mental resiliency. Regardless of the name you choose, resiliency is the ability of a teen to interact with the environment, handle stresses that occur, and bounce back from these stressful events. Resiliency can be thought of as a skill that allows teens to: manage life's challenges, stresses, changes, and pressures effectively; cope with and adapt successfully to adversity; and bounce back to a balanced state after facing a major disruption in life or career planning. The Teen Resiliency-Building Workbook contains five separate sections to help participants learn more about themselves and how to build the resiliency which will enable them to thrive in times of adversity, change and stress

28x23cm  122 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Respect of Self & Others Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Respect comes in two forms - respect for self and respect for others. Although they may not appear to be connected, theses two forms of respect are interconnected in several ways: For people to show respect to other people, animals, nature, their community, the environment, and the universe, they must have a deep respect for themselves. Without this respect for self, it becomes difficult to empathize with the plight of others. The Teen Respect Workbook contains five separate sections to help participants learn more about themselves and the skills that they possess (and those they need to learn) in order to be of service to other people and make a contribution to the welfare of others. They will learn about the importance of these skills in developing personal and professional success.

28x23cm  122 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Self-Esteem Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

To be able to reach personal and professional goals, self-esteem is critical. For teens, healthy self esteem is even more critical, emotionally and physically. Self-esteem dictates how teens treat and feel about themselves and others, assert themselves, view and act in the world, and take care of their basic needs. Self-esteem is so important that research suggests that low self-esteem can be tied to many mental and physical health issues. The Teen Self-Esteem Workbook is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that either enhance or detract from healthy self-esteem, and learn effective tools and techniques for building feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. This book combines three powerful psychological tools for the management of aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors: self-assessment, journaling and role-playing, to enhance empathy and allow teens to practice self-esteem building strategies.

28x23cm  126 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Stress Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Asessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Adolescence can be a period of significant change for most teens, leading them to experience stress. Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to changes in life. Stress, an uncomfortable feeling teens get, is triggered when they are overwhelmed, out of control, frustrated, or excessively worried about something. No one can avoid stress. Small amounts of stress can be okay, but chronic stress can push people beyond the limits of what can be handled.
The Teen Stress Workbook contains five separate sections to help teens learn more about themselves, the skills they possess, and to manage the stress that occurs in their lives. Participants will learn new skills and the importance of preventing, managing and coping with stress and its symptoms. Included are the following reproducible pages: assessment instruments, activity handouts, role plays, quotations, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts.

28x23cm  120 pages  $89.00  
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Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Clea McNeely, Jayne Blanchard

By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

28x21cm  103 pages  $36.95  
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Teenagers with ADD and ADHD

A guide for parents and professionals (2ND ed.)

Chris Zeigler

The newly updated and expanded guide to raising a teenager with an attention deficit disorder is more comprehensive than ever. Thousands more parents can rely on Dendy's compassionately presented expertise based on the latest research and her more than 40 years of experience as a parent, teacher, school psychologist, and mental health counselor. Her book looks at key areas that make adolescence -- an already challenging time of life ? potentially more difficult for kids with ADD or ADHD: academics, dating, driving, socializing, and greater independence. TEENAGERS WITH ADD and ADHD give parents insight on everything from understanding the diagnosis to treatment options, and from behavioral and academic issues, to parent involvement and self-advocacy

27x21cm  415 pages  $45.00  
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Teens, Loss, and Grief

The Ultimate Teen Guide - It Happened to Me Series

Edward Myers

A self-help guide for teenagers who are struggling with bereavement and the emotional difficulties it presents. This book provides an overview of grief as a painful but normal process, offering insights from bereavement experts as well as practical suggestions for coping with loss, including accounts from teens. This book closes a gap in the available literature on grief and bereavement that has tended to focus on adults and younger children. It provides a warm, accessible resource that will reassure teen readers about the normality of grief, encourages their understanding of what happens during the grief process, and provides an indispensable resource guide.

25x18cm  176 pages  $40.00  
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Treating Bulimia in Adolescents

A Family-Based Approach

Daniel Le Grange, James Lock

An indispensable clinical resource, this groundbreaking book is the first treatment manual to focus specifically on adolescent bulimia nervosa. The authors draw on their proven approach to treating anorexia nervosa in the family context and adapt it to the unique needs of this related yet distinct clinical population. Evidence-based strategies are presented for helping the whole family collaborate to bring dysfunctional eating behaviors under control, while also addressing co-occurring psychological problems and parent-child relationship conflicts.

23x15cm  260 pages  $36.95  
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Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents (Revised)

Barbara Gellar

Recent advances in evidence-based treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder are reviewed in this authoritative volume. The editors and contributors examine the current status of medications and psychosocial therapies, and explore new horizons in tailoring treatment to individuals' neurobiological and clinical profiles.

22x16cm  418 pages  $69.00  
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Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents

Mitchell Pinstein, Kenneth Dodge

This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.

23x16cm  255 pages  $39.95  
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Why are they so weird?

What's really going on in a teenager's brain

Barbara Strauch

This is a book that explains what really happens inside our children's brains when they become adolescents. Hormones play their part, it's true, but new studies of ordinary teenagers from around the world who that far from stopping growing at seven or eleven, the brain of the typical teenager - particularly the frontal cortex, the part of the brain that governs logic and helps to control our emotions - undergoes substantial re-wiring during these years.

241 pages  $29.95  
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Working with Adolescents

A Guide for Practitioners

Julie Anne Laser, Nicole Nicotera

This state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The book illuminates protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the text, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.

This title is part of the Social Work Practice With Children and Families Series, edited by Nancy Boyd Webb.

23x16cm  311 pages  $84.00  
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Working with Young Men

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues (2ND ed.)

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities this book offers a wealth of positive activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men.

27x21cm  173 pages  $39.95  
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Working with Young Women

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues (2ND ed.)

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, this book presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.

28x21cm  175 pages  $39.95  
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