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Low-Intensity Practice with Children, Young People and Families

Low-Intensity Practice with Children, Young People and Families

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September 2023 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the essential “how to guide” for low-intensity mental health trainees, practitioners and service supervisors who support children and young people with mild-moderate anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties. 

It provides a manual for practice covering assessment, decision-making and key interventions, with step-by-step guidance, case vignettes and accompanying worksheets to support each evidence-based intervention. It also offers guidance on key service implementation principles, supervision and adaptations to practice. 

It is an ideal resource for those in low-intensity training, practitioner or leadership roles, looking to develop competency in the low-intensity cognitive behavioural clinical method. 

Part 1: Context and Values
Chapter 1: Context and Development
Chapter 2: Values and Practice
Part 2: Low-intensity CYP Assessment and Key Practice Considerations
Chapter 3: Assessment in Low Intensity Practice
Chapter 4: Risk Assessment and Management
Chapter 5: Overview of Low Intensity interventions, the evidence base and treatment planning
Chapter 6: Creativity and Adaptation within CYP Low Intensity Practice
Chapter 7: Common Difficulties and Key Tips
Part 3: Low-intensity CYP Interventions
Chapter 8: Brief Behavioural Activation (Brief BA)
Chapter 9: Exposure and Habituation
Chapter 10: Cognitive Restructuring
Chapter 11: Behavioural Experiments
Chapter 12: Brief Coping Cat
Chapter 13: Pesky gNATs: A CBT Computer Game for Young People
Chapter 14: Lifestyle Management Intervention
Chapter 15: Behavioural Problems and Parenting
Chapter 16: Brief Guided Parent-Delivered CBT for child anxiety
Part 4: Professional Issues and Service Implications
Chapter 17: Service Implementation and Evaluation
Chapter 18: Supervision of Low Intensity Practice with Children and Young People
Chapter 19: Adaptations to working with Children and Young People with Neuro Diversity
Chapter 20: Inclusive Practice
Chapter 21: Developing Meta-Competencies in Low Intensity Practice

This is an excellent resource, especially when exploring the purpose and format of effective supervision in LI CBT setting working with CYP-F.

Miss Krissie Ivanova
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Exeter University
April 2, 2024

Catherine Gallop

Catherine Gallop is an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter where she is Director of CEDAR and PGT and Co-Chair of the Psychological Professions Network South West. More About Author

Peter Fonagy

Peter Fonagy is Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Director of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL; and, National Clinical Advisor in NHS England on Children and Young People’s Mental Health.  More About Author

Rob Kidney

Rob Kidney is Program Lead for CWP and EMHP practitioner training at the University of Exeter. Rob is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited practitioner.  More About Author

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