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Cambridge University Press
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April 2019
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Childhood anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represent some of the most common mental health disorders affecting young people, often leading to major life impairments. This book brings together the world's leaders in treatment science to provide evidence-based psychosocial interventions for these disorders. It supplies practitioners and researchers with innovations in clinical science, highlighting advances in technology and neuroscientific discovery which have informed the development of these novel treatment advances. The authors tackle the two main challenges facing the field of childhood psychopathology: improving access to evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through innovations in treatment delivery, and increasing the positive outcomes for youth through unique therapies. Any reader who wants to be informed on the latest approaches to cognitive and behavioural interventions and how to apply them will benefit from this book.


'CBT is a well-established intervention for childhood anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and traumatic conditions. Clinicians must be familiar with a wide range of developments, which this text provides, through coverage of family and parent interventions, web-based programs of therapy, and pharmacotherapy, to name just a few. Comprehensive in scope and bringing together all the leaders in the field, this book is required reading for early-career clinicians all the way through the most seasoned therapists.'

Dean McKay - Fordham University, New York

'This important, well-organized, and timely book brings together international expert commentaries on the latest exciting innovations in the practice of CBT for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD. No doubt, these innovations will help improve the care and further dissemination of CBT for emotionally distressed children and adolescents.'

Pier J. M. Prins - Professor Emeritus of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

'Written by leading international experts, this book provides a timely update on the empirical evidence focusing on CBT for childhood anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. The clinical context is emphasised in the chapters, making this an essential text for researchers and clinicians alike. Highly recommended.'

Alice Gregory - Goldsmiths, University of London and author of Nodding Off: the Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave

'It is a must-read to learn about the latest theoretical and research advances being made and the ground-breaking applications of CBT in clinical and community settings. Kudos to the editors for bringing together world-class international experts - this is truly a book that will be ‘heard around the world’.'

Wendy K. Silverman - Alfred A. Messer Professor of Child Psychiatry and Director of the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program, Yale University, Connecticut

'This book is a must for any clinician, student, or scientist working in the field of child anxiety. The editors have recruited a world-class group authors to provide a truly comprehensive and empirically-informed practical guide to anxiety, OCD, and PTSD in youth. It will occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf!'

Jonathan S. Abramowitz - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

'This book has brought together international experts in research and practice to address the two major challenges we currently face in the field of childhood anxiety and related disorders. One: how we improve outcomes so more children benefit. Two: how we make sure treatments that work are accessible to those who could benefit from them. This will be an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners.'

Cathy Creswell - University of Reading

'This book offers valuable insights into the range of current treatment packages and innovations relevant to child and adolescent anxiety and related problems. It is accessible and systematic. A particular strength of this book is the use of case studies and practice points to illustrate these theory driven treatments in real-life contexts.'

Jennifer Lau - King’s College London

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