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Working with Parents of Anxious Children: Therapeutic Strategies for Encouraging Communication, Coping and Change

The aim of this book is to discuss the variety of strategies that can be used by parents to ease the worries of children with specific anxiety issues

The aim of this book is to discuss the variety of strategies that can be used by parents to ease the worries of children with specific anxiety issues.

Intended for the specialist fields of child and adolescent mental health services, learning disability nursing and clinical psychology, the book uses clinical examples to discuss the management of anxious children, their care and the theory supporting their treatments.

The book covers a variety of topics including the biological development of the child, the positive and negative behaviours of parents, communication skills, treatment, including cognitive behavioural therapy, and difficult topics that need to be discussed with parents.

The author discusses the need for self-care and the resilience of the parent, therapist and those working to overcome the child’s anxieties.

Overall, because of its content and the discussion held around the use of diagnostic tools – including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) – this book would be best suited for health and social care staff who work directly with anxious children and their families.

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