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Helping Autistic Teens to Manage their Anxiety - Dr Theresa Kidd

Helping Autistic Teens to Manage their Anxiety - Dr Theresa Kidd

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Drawing on the author's extensive clinical and research experience, this book presents practical strategies purposefully developed for parents, therapists and teachers working with autistic adolescents experiencing anxiety. In addition, it features chapters dedicated to assisting parents in supporting their anxious child. The book outlines the co-occurence of anxiety and autism, highlights specific anxiety risks and triggers, and presents practical solutions for overcoming barriers to therapeutic engagement. A collection of CBT, ACT and DBT-informed practical worksheets are included, making this book ideal for use at home, at school or in OT, Psychology and Speech sessions

Introduction; 1. The Overlap: Where Autism And Anxiety Meet; 2. Risks, Triggers And Expression: A Lens For Understanding Anxiety; 3. Making Anxiety Treatment Accessible And Engaging; 4. Supporting Young People With Pathological Demand Avoidance; 5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Reduce Symptoms Of Anxiety; 6. Using Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (Act) To Increase Psychological Flexibility; 7. Using Dbt Skills To Manage Strong Emotions; 8. The Craft Of Parenting: Supporting The Anxious Adolescent

240 pages

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