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Category: Children & Adolescents

Goal Setting to Engage Adolescents

CBT for Youth By Torrey Creed, PhD Many adolescents begin treatment on a different footing from adults. Rather than choosing to start treatment, adolescents may be referred by someone else for behavior the adolescent sees as justified, appropriate, or a part of their identity rather than something to be changed. Other adolescents may be referred for treatment for behavior or situations they feel hopeless or helpless about, and may therefore enter…
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Children’s Emotional Buckets

Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Youth by Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. Imagine yourself lowering a ladle into a bucket of cool water to scoop out a drink. If the bucket is full, you can probably take a ladleful without much of a negative impact. However, taking a scoop from a mostly-empty bucket may cause you to uncomfortably scrape the sides and leave very little behind. Knowing you’ll inevitably have to scoop…
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Workshop Participant Spotlight: Kanan Kanakia

Workshop Participant Spotlight: Kanan Kanakia This week's workshop, CBT for Children and Adolescents, included Kanan Kanakia, who traveled from Mumbai, India to attend the workshop. She has experience as a psychotherapist, special educator, counselor, and hypnotherapist which allows her to choose the best treatment path for her clients. After learning about CBT, she wanted to get the actual feel of how to apply CBT and researched Beck Institute workshops, deciding "which better institute…
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Evil Pink Monsters and the Use of Externalization in Child CBT

Evil Pink Monsters and the Use of Externalization in Child CBT Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW On my desk sits a stack of pictures that includes: “Evil Pink Monster,” “Bob, the angry wolf,” and “Enfado,” a small bird that breathes out long flames of anger.  These pictures, all externalized images of emotion, play a crucial role in my clinical work with children.  CBT is a problem-specific type of therapy, and as such,…
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