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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children
A Manual for Treating Childhood Anxiety



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ISBN: 9781626253339
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About the Book

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children offers a complete professional treatment program designed to help children ages nine through twelve who struggle with anxiety. This twelve-session protocol can be used to treat anxious children in group or individual therapy. The poems, stories, session summaries, and home practice activities on the enclosed CD-ROM supplement child therapy sessions and parent meetings to illuminate mindful awareness concepts and practices. In twelve simple sessions, children will learn new ways to relate to anxious thoughts and feelings and develop the ability to respond to life events with greater awareness and confidence.

Help children manage the symptoms of all types of anxiety:

  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Specific phobias
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • School refusal


Randye J. Semple (Author)
Randye J. Semple, PhD, is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. A graduate of Columbia University, she trains psychiatry residents and provides clinical supervision.... Read more

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Jennifer Lee (Author)
Jennifer Lee, PhD, a graduate of Columbia University, is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in mindfulness-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. She also serves as adjunct instructor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie... Read more

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Mark Williams (Foreword by)
Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, UK. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a fellow of the British Academy. He is author of many books and articles on the psychology of... Read more

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John D. Teasdale (Foreword by)
John Teasdale is one of the co-developers of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT), and a co-author of the books Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, and The Mindful Way through Depression. Now retired, he was... Read more

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Zindel V. Segal (Foreword by)
Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and The Mindful Way through Depression.

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“Semple and Lee do a very good job integrating CBT with mindfulness-based approaches. Where similarities exist they are pointed out and where differences exist they are made known. Primarily aimed at practitioners, this book could also be a valuable adjunctive textbook in any graduate level psychology, psychiatry, or social work program where child- and family-focused psychotherapy are part of the curriculum. This does represent a new and exciting addition to those treatment paradigms focusing on childhood anxiety that have already received empirical support.”
-Howard A. Paul, PhD, ABPP, FAACP, in a review from the journal, Child & Family Behavior Therapy, June, 2012

“Informed by the authors' years of personal experience and rigorous methodological development, this book provides a treatment manual that is both clinically accessible and supported by empirical clinical trials. . . . Semple and Lee's MBCT-C manual is one of the most detailed, thorough, and eloquently written manuals in the mindfulness intervention armamentarium.”
-Joshua C. Felver, in a review for the journal, Mindfulness, October, 2011

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