CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Edited by Angela Scarpa, Susan Williams White, and Tony Attwood

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July 25, 2013
ISBN 9781462510481
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329 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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329 Pages
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“The editors of the book CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disordershave captured the term Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in a manner I have yet to encounter in other treatment books….One of the many parts of the book I appreciated the most was the focus on the collaborative effort between the clinician and the client in the treatment process….The book is most certainly a useful item in the library of professionals and practitioners who are providing services for adolescents on the spectrum. I am especially thankful for the group of authors who included various modalities of treatment and presented the benefits of individual as well as group treatment.”

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

“An informative, well-documented and referenced, interesting text for those practitioners dealing with individuals who are high functioning and yet still on the ASD spectrum. The book is comprehensive, well-referenced, full of informative tables, and written by various knowledgeable authors in a readable and interesting fashion. This book would be a welcome addition to any graduate psychology program that has a subfocus on ASD.”

Child and Family Behavior Therapy

“An impressive volume comprising chapters written by experts in this field….The book covers psychosocial treatments that are manualized, brief and easily transportable to clinical practice. I found this book to be helpful and I liked the mix of research and clinical applicability. I would recommend this to both clinicians who have no experience in working with youth with HFASD but have experience in delivering CBT, and also to those who are experienced in working with this group who would like more ideas of various interventions out there, or for useful review of the evidence base for each area.”

Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

“There is much to like about this book. The content is quite easy to follow, and the information will be welcomed by readers who are relatively unfamiliar with CBT and its application to youths with high-functioning ASD. Each chapter provides a thorough understanding of the issues associated with ASD, such as difficulties related to anxiety, social interactions, and social competence, before describing how CBT techniques can be modified to address these issues. The inclusion of case studies is a particular strength of the book, and many chapters provide session-by-session content that many clinicians will find helpful in their work with youths with high-functioning ASD….[A] recommended resource for readers who are interested in getting a quick overview of promising CBTs for youths with high-functioning ASD.”


“This much-needed book fills a void. It covers CBT principles, research, program planning, interventions and modifications, and myriad related topics. Chapters provide examples of instructional programs that focus on CBT and discuss the role of parents/caregivers in using CBT. While the term 'must have' is overused, I feel it accurately describes this well-written book. The psychosocial approach has the potential to change the lives of many on the autism spectrum.”

—Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, State and National Partnerships, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)

“Scarpa, White, and Attwood have done a brilliant job of assembling a team of authors who could together construct this timely resource. Each contributor successfully bridges the gap between the literature on CBT for neurotypical children/adolescents and the literature on ASD. The volume informs both practitioners and researchers who are trying to understand and serve these unique youngsters. It is a complete, invaluable tool for anyone seeking to improve the lives of young people on the spectrum and prepare them to be healthy and productive adults.”

—Valerie L. Gaus, PhD, private practice, Huntington, New York

“An extremely valuable book for clinicians, educators, and researchers. It fills a tremendous need for comprehensive information about empirically validated treatments that can address anxiety and the social challenges that many children and adolescents with ASD face. By describing both the treatment approaches and the science behind them, the volume provides practical information that can be useful today, while also setting the stage for future research.”

—Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, Duke University

“A truly wonderful addition to the literature. Practical, well written, and easy to use, this book will be a standard for years to come.”

—Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Irving B. Harris Professor and Director, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine