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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Impulsive Children

Second Edition

Philip C. Kendall and Lauren Braswell

March 26, 1993
ISBN 9780898620139
Price: $46.00 $34.50
239 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

This accessible, informative book presents an approach that has been used successfully by thousands of clinicians to help children reduce impulsivity and improve their self-control. In-depth descriptions of treatment strategies are brought to life with case examples and illustrative transcripts. The authors' model can be applied in a variety of settings and with different populations of children, including those with ADHD, conduct disorder, and learning disabilities. Grounded in the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, this is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children who need to learn to "stop and think'' before they act.

“Kendall and Braswell have updated a book that became a classic upon publication in 1985. The revision charts the remarkable progress that has been made in the assessment, diagnosis, and cognitively based treatment. New lines of work not in the original book are woven into a revision that conveys the development, evolution, and maturation of this treatment program as applied to impulsive children.”

—Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D., Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, Yale University

“Kendall and Braswell have provided a state-of-the-art description of their clinically sensitive and empirically-based intervention for impulsive children. They have expanded their approach to school and family environments. This practical guidebook will prove valuable to both clinicians and researchers. Kudos!”

—Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., University of Waterloo

“The first edition of this book was a classic that defined cognitive behavioral therapy with children and served as the foundation for treatment programs for children with a variety of disorders. This edition picks up where the first left off and points to the future of cognitive behavioral therapy by integrating components for working with parents and teachers. Evident throughout the book is the authors' twenty years of research and practice. The authors provide the reader with a cogent review of relevant theory and research as well as case vignettes that bring the descriptions of the treatment to life. This is must reading for all child practitioners.”

—Kevin Stark, Ph.D., University of Texas

About the Authors

Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished University Professor and Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University, where he is also Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kendall has been a researcher, scholar, and clinician since the 1970s. He has made seminal contributions to the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth; cognitive-behavioral theory, assessment, and treatment; research methodology; and the conceptualization and understanding of the psychopathology and treatment of children and adolescents. With more than 650 research publications and books, Dr. Kendall has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and has received numerous awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy from the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Distinguished Career Research Awards from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) and the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and the inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.


For child and family psychologists, social workers, educators, and psychiatrists, , In addition, parents, classroom teachers, and others who encounter impulsive children will find the work accessible and informative.

Course Use

Ideal as an ancillary text for courses in school psychology, clinical child psychology, educational interventions, applied developmental psychology, and other mental health related classes.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

First Edition, © 1985
ISBN: 9780898620085