Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias.
Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'.
Provides step-by-step practical strategies.
Includes case studies, worksheets and charts.
Based on the authors' experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.
Dr Creswell is the author of Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worries and Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety, along with Lucy Willetts. Cathy is a clinical psychologist and research fellow at the University of Reading. Since her clinical training, Cathy has worked with children and families in a range of mental health settings such as GP practices, hospitals and a child and adolescent mental health team. She has completed a PhD on the development of anxious thinking styles in children and adolescents. She has been based at the University of Reading for three years, where she conducts research and provides treatment for children with anxiety problems and their families.