CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

ISBN13 : 9781462527007

Author(s) : Angela Scarpa, Susan White and Tony Attwood

Publisher : Guiford Publications, 2016

SKU : 5440BK

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This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD—anxiety and behaviour problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy.

Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its evidence base, and address practical considerations in treatment. The book also discusses general issues in adapting CBT for this population and provides a helpful framework for assessment and case conceptualization informed by DSM-5.

Angela Scarpa, Susan White and Tony Attwood