The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality

Treating Child and Adolescent Aggression Through Bibliotherapy

Authors: Shechtman, Zipora

  • Offers practical assistance for treating aggression in children and adolescents
  • Provides an integrative approach to treating aggressive and antisocial youth, combining cognitive-behavioural therapies with other treatments to more fully address the complex nature of aggressive behavior
  • Updates the field of bibliotherapy as both a practical technique and as an evidence-based treatment of youth
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About this book

Antisocial acts by children and teens are on the rise – from verbal abuse to physical bullying to cyber-threats to weapons in schools. Strictly punitive responses to aggressive behavior may even escalate a situation, leaving peers, parents, and teachers feeling helpless.

This unique volume conceptualizes aggression as a symptom of underlying behavioral and emotional problems and examines the psychology of perpetrators and the power dynamics that foster intentionally hurtful behavior in young people. It details for readers how bibliotherapy offers relevant, innovative, and flexible treatment – as a standalone intervention or as a preventive method in conjunction with other forms of treatment – and can be implemented with individuals and groups, parents, teachers, and even rivals.

Treating Child and Adolescent Aggression Through Bibliotherapy:

  • Offers research-based guidelines for treating aggression in children and adolescents.
  • Provides an integrative approach to treating aggressive children and youth to more fully address the complex nature of antisocial behavior.
  • Sets out a practical framework for bibliotherapy, choosing developmentally appropriate materials, identifying themes for discussion, matching selections to therapeutic progress, and more.
  • Demonstrates individual and group bibliotherapy sessions with male and female children and adolescents.
  • Includes a complete session-by-session prevention program for the classroom.
  • Features an appendix of suggestions for effective therapeutic literature.

This unique, must-have resource is essential reading for school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, and clinical child psychologists and any allied educational and mental health professionals who work with troubled youth.

About the authors

Zipora Shechtman is Full Professor at the Faculty of Education, the School Counseling department, at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA; division 49), American Counseling Association (ACA; division of specialists of group work), American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and the Society for Research in Aggression. She is the Associate Editor of Group Dynamics (APA journal) and reviewer for several major journals in counseling and psychotherapy.
Her major area of research is individual and group treatment of children at risk in the schools, including children with social difficulties, children with LD, children of divorce, and aggressive children. She has recently published a book (2007, Erlbaum) entitled Group Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents. Treatment of aggression is her special interest; and she has published outcome and process research extensively in this area, conducted workshops on the treatment of aggression, and presented papers on the topic at international conferences. Her long practice with aggressive children and her intensive research on treatment will make this book a viable contribution to students, teachers, and professionals who are coping with aggressive youth.

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09743-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Treating Child and Adolescent Aggression Through Bibliotherapy
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09745-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09745-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09743-5
Series ISSN
1572-5642
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 239
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