Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries 2nd Edition: A self-help guide for parents

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Little, Brown Book Group, May 3, 2018 - Self-Help - 240 pages

Does your child suffer from fears and worries that affect their behaviour or keep them awake at night?

Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression.

Based on effective and clinically proven techniques, this book teaches you how to use cognitive behavioural methods with your children and in so doing, become their therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias.

Written by two of the UK's foremost experts on childhood anxiety, this extremely useful guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child's worries and to carry out practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them.

- Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'.
- Provides step-by-step practical strategies.
- Includes case studies, worksheets and charts.

Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically proven techniques.

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About the author (2018)

Professor Cathy Creswell completed her clinical psychology training and subsequently her PhD at University College London, and has since worked at the University of Reading, where she is an NIHR Research Professor based in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. She is also an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Director of the University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young people (AnDY) clinical research unit. Cathy has particular research and clinical interests in the development and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people. She has published over 60 scientific papers in the field of child anxiety, including clinical trials of cognitive behavioural treatments for child anxiety disorders. In addition to academic publications, she is the co-author of Overcoming your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety.

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