Catalogue


Skills training for children with behavior disorders : a parent and therapist guidebook /
Michael L. Bloomquist.
imprint
New York : Guilford Press, 1996.
description
xiii, 272 p. : ill.
ISBN
1572300809
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
New York : Guilford Press, 1996.
isbn
1572300809
catalogue key
1779290
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
" Skills Training for Children with Behavior Disorders is an eminently practical and intellectually honest text by a well-respected scientist-practitioner. Michael's thorough knowledge of the field of childhood disorders, combined with his sensitivity and insight, has resulted in a very thorough, practical guide for parents and the mental health clinicians with whom they work. "For parents, the text is well organized into specific issues and problems, offering easy to follow guidelines and suggestions. For clinicians the literature reviews are thorough, concise and up-to-date. The treatment model follows logically from the scientific data reviewed. "I believe this text will make a significant contribution to the parent training field for children with disruptive problems." --Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., Neurology Learning & Behavior Center, Salt Lake City, Utah "Practitioners and parents who seek effective treatments for children with behavior disorders will find a variety of useful ideas in this well-written, empirically informed book. The treatments described here, based on evidence from outcome research with children and families, address such common problem areas as social skills, academic performance, self-esteem, and rule-following. Dr. Bloomquist uses his skills as clinician and writer to good effect, creating clear, highly readable descriptions of tested methods; he also documents the research support for these methods and explains their theoretical basis. A particular strength of this work is its extensive collection of practical resources for parents and therapists--examples of behavior contracts and daily behavior charts, child self-monitoring systems, helpful self-talk for young people, techniques for managing parental stress, and family problem solving worksheets, including techniques for dealing with anger and conflict. Dr. Bloomquist, who is both a researcher and a clinician, wears both hats in this work, making the findings of treatment research highly accessible to a wide audience of potential beneficiaries." --John Weisz, Ph.D., Dept of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles "This book provides a wealth of helpful, concrete tips which parents can use to self-evaluate their parenting, and which can provide direction for their parenting goals and parenting practices. The sections on problem-solving and social skill training for children are nicely detailed, and could be easily used by practicing clinicians." --John E. Lochman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences, Duke University Medical Center "Nevertheless, parents should find this book helpful in dealing with specific problem areas." --Gregory T. Fouts, University of Calgary, Science Books & Films
"Skills Training for Children with Behavior Disordersis an eminently practical and intellectually honest text by a well-respected scientist-practitioner. Michael's thorough knowledge of the field of childhood disorders, combined with his sensitivity and insight, has resulted in a very thorough, practical guide for parents and the mental health clinicians with whom they work. "For parents, the text is well organized into specific issues and problems, offering easy to follow guidelines and suggestions. For clinicians the literature reviews are thorough, concise and up-to-date. The treatment model follows logically from the scientific data reviewed. "I believe this text will make a significant contribution to the parent training field for children with disruptive problems." --Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., Neurology Learning & Behavior Center, Salt Lake City, Utah "Practitioners and parents who seek effective treatments for children with behavior disorders will find a variety of useful ideas in this well-written, empirically informed book. The treatments described here, based on evidence from outcome research with children and families, address such common problem areas as social skills, academic performance, self-esteem, and rule-following. Dr. Bloomquist uses his skills as clinician and writer to good effect, creating clear, highly readable descriptions of tested methods; he also documents the research support for these methods and explains their theoretical basis. A particular strength of this work is its extensive collection of practical resources for parents and therapists--examples of behavior contracts and daily behavior charts, child self-monitoring systems, helpful self-talk for young people, techniques for managing parental stress, and family problem solving worksheets, including techniques for dealing with anger and conflict. Dr. Bloomquist, who is both a researcher and a clinician, wears both hats in this work, making the findings of treatment research highly accessible to a wide audience of potential beneficiaries." --John Weisz, Ph.D., Dept of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles "This book provides a wealth of helpful, concrete tips which parents can use to self-evaluate their parenting, and which can provide direction for their parenting goals and parenting practices. The sections on problem-solving and social skill training for children are nicely detailed, and could be easily used by practicing clinicians." --John E. Lochman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences, Duke University Medical Center "Nevertheless, parents should find this book helpful in dealing with specific problem areas." --Gregory T. Fouts, University of Calgary,Science Books & Films
"....Full of practical information and suggestions....A valuable resource that should not be missed...." --Youth Today "This book is a comprehensive guide that allows the reader to tailor the program to meet his or her specific needs. The author provides step-by-step instructions and a variety of examples for all of the techniques provided....This book would be especially useful in planning a parenting program since the author provides instructional methods and goals for each topic covered....Overall, this book would be beneficial to school psychologists who have the opportunity to provide parent training and/or family therapy. A psychologist within a school setting might also apply the techniques within the classroom." --Communique
This item was reviewed in:
SciTech Book News, October 1996
Reference & Research Book News, November 1996
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Table of Contents
What Are Behavior Disorders in Children?p. 3
What Can I Do to Help My Child?p. 19
Parent Stress Managementp. 31
Examining and Changing Parents' Thoughtsp. 42
Increasing Parental Involvement and Positive Reinforcementp. 51
Enhancing Positive Family Interaction Skillsp. 67
Helping Children Learn to Complyp. 87
Helping Children Learn to Follow Rulesp. 105
Enhancing Children's Social Behavior Skillsp. 115
Enhancing Children's Social and General Problem-Solving Skillsp. 133
Enhancing Children's Ability to Cope with Angerp. 153
Enhancing Children's Self-Directed Academic Behavior Skillsp. 168
Enhancing Children's Ability to Understand and Express Feelingsp. 185
Enhancing Children's Ability to Think Helpful Thoughtsp. 194
Enhancing Children's Self-Esteemp. 210
Keeping It Going: Maintaining Improvements for Your Family and Childp. 217
Skills Training for Children with Behavior Disorders: Theory and Research Overviewp. 223
Procedures for Therapists to Help Parents and Children in Skills Trainingp. 241
Appendix: List of Parent Support Organizationsp. 257
References and Suggested Readingsp. 259
Indexp. 267
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem