In the Advanced CBT Toolbox, Dr. David Pratt has created an invaluable set of innovative, yet highly practical, therapy tools that will help children and adolescents become more resilient, optimistic, and fully alive.
Drawing on third-wave advances in cognitive behavioral therapy, this book moves beyond the goal of simply “fixing” clients to helping them truly thrive. It is filled with actionable and youth-friendly activities, worksheets, and handouts that will help clients persevere through life’s inevitable challenges and actualize their potential along the way. Each activity is accompanied by a therapist rationale explaining the evidence base for the intervention, as well as therapist tips for successful implementation.
With the more than 150 tools and tips inside, kids will learn a variety of core skills that build resilience and happiness, including:
- Growth mindset
- Distress tolerance
- Problem solving
- Perspective taking
- Conflict resolution
- And for caregivers: positive parenting skills