Helping Children Who Are Anxious Or Obsessional

This is a guidebook to help children who are insecure or worry too much; suffer from phobias or nightmares; find it difficult to let go and have fun; have suffered a trauma; are worryingly good or seem like little adults"; use order and routine as a way of coping with 'messy' feelings; retreat into dullness as a way of managing being in the world; have developed obsessive-compulsive behaviour in order to ward overwhelming or unbearable feelings.

The book is designed to enable teachers, parents and professionals to understand and acknowledge children’s worries and anxieties and to respond effectively .The exercises, tasks and ideas for things to say and do, are specifically designed to help children express and reflect on their feelings and address painful events in their lives, to the point of resolution and appropriate action.

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Additional Info

  • Publisher: Speechmark Publishing Ltd; New edition (31 Jan 2001)
  • ISBN-10:: 0863884997
  • ISBN-13:: 978-0863884993
Margot Sunderland

Dr Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Associate Member of the Royal College of Medicine, and Child Psychotherapist with over thirty years experience of working with children and families. She is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-four countries.  Her internationally acclaimed book, “The Science of Parenting” (Dorling Kindersley) www.dorlingkindersley.co.uk, won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 Popular Medicine section. (Paperback version entitled “What Every Parent Needs to Know”). The book, endorsed by one of the world’s leading affective neuroscientists, Professor Jaak Panksepp, is the result of ten years research on the long-term effects of adult-child interaction on the developing brain. Dr Sunderland has two doctorates, one in child psychotherapy, thesis entitled “The Application of Art and Science to the Psychological Treatment of Children.” Read More

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Saturday 18 May 2019 (10.00-17.00) 

ARE WE MEDICALISING HUMAN UNHAPPINESS, NORMAL DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES, DIFFERENCE AND DIVERSITY? PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

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WHAT CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE IN ORDER TO LIVE IT WELL (Mental Health Programmes in Schools and Psycho-education) 

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ANGRY ABOUT EVERYTHING: HOW TO CONNECT WITH THE VULNERABLE YOUNG PERSON UNDERNEATH

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