Emotion regulation difficulties are central to a range of clinical problems, yet many therapies for children and adolescents lack a focus on emotion and related skills. In a flexible modular format, this much-needed book presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and adolescents understand and manage challenging emotional experiences. Each of the eight treatment modules can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies, and includes user-friendly case examples, sample dialogues, and engaging activities and games. Emotion-informed assessment and case conceptualization are also addressed. Reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.
Michael A. Southam-Gerow, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Co-Director of the Anxiety Clinic at VCU, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Psychology. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Southam-Gerow's research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for mental health problems in children and adolescents. He also studies treatment integrity, including therapist adherence to and competence in delivering specific treatment models. Dr. Southam-Gerow is the Director of Quality and Performance at PracticeWise, LLC, a company that trains therapists and agencies in evidence-based approaches to children's mental health care. He is the author of dozens of scholarly papers and is on multiple journal review boards.