The Practitioner Guide to Skills Training for Struggling Kids

The Practitioner Guide to Skills Training for Struggling Kids

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Addressing frequently encountered emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties, this essential guide shows how to help parents implement proven skills-building strategies with their kids (ages 5-17). The author draws on over 25 years of research and clinical practice to provide a flexible program for individual families or parent groups. The focus is on teaching kids the skills they need to get their development back on track and teaching parents to cope with and manage challenging behavior. Featuring vignettes and troubleshooting tips, the Practitioner Guide is packed with ideas for engaging clients and tailoring the interventions. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it contains more than 60 reproducible handouts and forms. The related book Skills Training for Struggling Kids, an invaluable client recommendation, guides parents to implement the strategies and includes all of the handouts and forms they need. Note: The original Skills Training for Children with Behavior Problems was designed for practitioners and parents to use together. It has now been split into two volumes that serve each audience better with tailored information, more detailed instructions, and resources.They should, for example, avoid passive activities like TV or noninteractive activities like some video games. ... Later be sure to emphasize that the parent should use these techniques at home during scheduled child-directed fun activities.

Title:The Practitioner Guide to Skills Training for Struggling Kids
Author:Michael L. Bloomquist
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-10-25


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