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Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art

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About the Course

“Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art” provides a thorough presentation of the current state of the art in this field, with coverage of the major theoretical orientations and common forms of disturbance. This course offers careful delineation of best practices and empirically supported interventions along with clinically flexible guidelines for doing therapy with individual youth and families. The book is both rigorous and practical, with clear explanations of theory, user-friendly summaries of outcome research, and application of theory and research to a variety of clinical material. Each chapter includes a detailed case study that illustrates the principles and techniques presented in the chapter. The most distinctive feature of the course is its emphasis on integrating outcome research and clinical reasoning in treatment planning.

This course is based on the book, Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art created by Jeremy P. Shapiro, Ph.D., Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., and Karen K. Bardenstein, Ph.D.

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Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Jeremy P. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Jeremy P. Shapiro, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist, as are the other two co-authors. Dr. Shapiro is an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department and Mandel School of Applied Social Science at Case Western Reserve University, and the author of "Peacemakers: A Violence Prevention Program."

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D.

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine and the author, with J. M. McClure, of "Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents."

Karen K. Bardenstein, Ph.D.

Karen K Bardenstein, Ph.D. is a Clinical Instructor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, and the author, with P. F. Kernberg and A. S. Weiner, of "Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents."

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other therapists who want to fill gaps in their knowledge of psychotherapy and learn new skills and techniques for working with children and adolescents. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. To provide a thorough explanation of the major theoretical orientations: behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, solution-oriented, narrative, and family systems therapy
  2. To present numerous therapeutic techniques pertaining to a variety of clients and clinical situations
  3. To provide comprehensive but succinct, user-friendly summaries of the outcome research literature for the major therapeutic approaches and common child and adolescent diagnoses
  4. To explain how to integrate outcome research and clinical reasoning in the planning of psychotherapy
  5. To provide guidance for conducting culturally responsive therapy with clients from a variety of backgrounds
  6. To provide detailed description of effective therapy for children and adolescents with common forms of emotional and behavioral disturbance

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 100913
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