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Low-Intensity Practice with Children, Young People and Families

Low-Intensity Practice with Children, Young People and Families

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October 2023 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the essential “how to guide” for low-intensity mental health trainees, practitioners and service supervisors who support children and young people with mild-moderate anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties. 

It provides a manual for practice covering assessment, decision-making and key interventions, with step-by-step guidance, case vignettes and accompanying worksheets to support each evidence-based intervention. It also offers guidance on key service implementation principles, supervision and adaptations to practice. 

It is an ideal resource for those in low-intensity training, practitioner or leadership roles, looking to develop competency in the low-intensity cognitive behavioural clinical method. 

Part 1: Context and Values
Chapter 1: Context and Development
Chapter 2: Values and Practice
Part 2: Low-intensity CYP Assessment and Key Practice Considerations
Chapter 3: Assessment in Low Intensity Practice
Chapter 4: Risk Assessment and Management
Chapter 5: Overview of Low Intensity interventions, the evidence base and treatment planning
Chapter 6: Creativity and Adaptation within CYP Low Intensity Practice
Chapter 7: Common Difficulties and Key Tips
Part 3: Low-intensity CYP Interventions
Chapter 8: Brief Behavioural Activation (Brief BA)
Chapter 9: Exposure and Habituation
Chapter 10: Cognitive Restructuring
Chapter 11: Behavioural Experiments
Chapter 12: Brief Coping Cat
Chapter 13: Pesky gNATs: A CBT Computer Game for Young People
Chapter 14: Lifestyle Management Intervention
Chapter 15: Behavioural Problems and Parenting
Chapter 16: Brief Guided Parent-Delivered CBT for child anxiety
Part 4: Professional Issues and Service Implications
Chapter 17: Service Implementation and Evaluation
Chapter 18: Supervision of Low Intensity Practice with Children and Young People
Chapter 19: Adaptations to working with Children and Young People with Neuro Diversity
Chapter 20: Inclusive Practice
Chapter 21: Developing Meta-Competencies in Low Intensity Practice

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