Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse

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Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse

SKU# 9780826123367

An Innovative Treatment Approach

Author: Craig I. Springer PhD, Justin Misurell PhD

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DELIVERS AN EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING NEW TECHNIQUE FOR TREATING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

Treating a confirmed or suspected case of childhood sexual abuse is undoubtedly one of the most challenging situations a clinician can face. This unique book, written by recognized experts on the evaluation and treatment of childhood sexual abuse, is the first to disseminate a comprehensive and integrative approach to treating child sexual abuse that combines the power of structured play therapy with cognitive-behavioral treatment. Created by the authors, game-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (GB-CBT) is a complete therapeutic package containing engaging techniques and effective strategies to treat the problems experienced by children and families impacted by sexual abuse.

The book provides the rationale, underlying theory, and step-by-step instructions for providing GB-CBT to families affected by child sexual abuse. Detailed descriptions of evidence-based techniques and required materials are included, along with reproducible game boards and other items needed to implement activities. These structured therapeutic games and role-plays are enjoyable and provide multiple opportunities for children to learn and rehearse such skills as emotional expression, anger management, relaxation strategies, social skills, social problem solving, and cognitive coping. A detailed session framework complete with behavioral expectations and reward systems, along with illustrative case examples, further demonstrates how to implement GB-CBT. Also included are recommendations for effective and comprehensive assessment procedures. The book describes activities for individual, conjoint child-caregiver, and group therapy that can be used in a multitude of therapeutic environments and can be incorporated into clinical practice across a variety of orientations. Additionally, it includes information about cultural considerations critical for effective delivery with diverse populations. The book also contains strategies for training and educating students and clinicians about GB-CBT.

KEY FEATURES

  • Delivers an effective new method for treating child sexual abuse that combines structured play therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Written by the originators of GB-CBT, recognized experts in this field
  • Designed for use in a variety of settings and with different therapeutic modalities
  • Presents concrete strategies, step-by-step instruction, and required materials for treating problems related to child sexual abuse
  • Includes illustrative case examples and a complete description of structured sessions with behavioral expectations and reward systems

Craig I. Springer, PhD, is a recognized expert in the field of evidence-based practices for childhood behavioral disorders and trauma. He currently holds the position of Director of the Psychological Services Clinic at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Prior to his appointment at Rutgers, Dr. Springer was a supervising psychologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Metropolitan Regional Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Center, where he codeveloped and researched game-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (GB-CBT), and supervised programming for children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect. In collaboration with Dr. Misurell, he cofounded Psychology Innovations, LLC, which was formed to develop, disseminate, and promote the use of creative and effective therapeutic interventions. Dr. Springer received his PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey and is credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Dr. Springer serves on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is a reviewer for the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. He has given numerous presentations and workshops at regional and national conferences and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Justin R. Misurell, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University's (NYU) School of Medicine and clinical director at the NYU-Child Study Center New Jersey office. He is a recognized expert in the treatment and evaluation of child abuse and trauma, and provides assessments and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for a variety of childhood difficulties, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and trauma- and stress-related concerns. Prior to joining the NYU Child Study Center, Dr. Misurell was a staff psychologist at Metropolitan Regional Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where he conducted evaluations and therapy for child survivors of abuse and neglect. Additionally, he cofounded and studied an integrative and evidence-based treatment model, game-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (GB-CBT). Dr. Misurell has presented numerous times on the topics of child abuse, trauma, and the game-based approach and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University and received an Early Career Scholarship from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists in 2013. Dr. Misurell is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey, and is credentialed by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 02, 2014
  • Page Count 448
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826123367
  • EISBN 9780826123374

Table of Contents 

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: Introduction

1. Child Sexual Abuse: Overview of the Problem

2. Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Part II: Practice Issues

3. Clinician Competencies

4. Client Assessment and Treatment Planning

5. Engagement and Motivation

Part III: GB-CBT Administration Formats

6. Individual and Conjoint Child–Caregiver Therapy

7. Child Group Therapy

8. Caregiver Group Therapy

Part IV: Therapeutic Components

9. Rapport Building

10. Personal Space and Boundaries

11. Emotional Identification and Expression

12. Linking Feelings to Experiences

13. Coping Skills

14. Psychoeducation About Child Abuse

15. Abuse Processing

16. Personal Safety Skills

17. Skills Review and Future Planning

Part V: Therapeutic Materials

Star Awards Chart

Daily Score Card

Super Check Tally Chart

Check Mark Tally Chart

How I’m Feeling Right Now-Elementary

Emotional SUDs Scale

Getting to Know You: Elementary School Cards

Getting to Know You: Middle School Cards

Getting to Know You: Caregiver Cards

Conversation Scavenger Hunt

Meet, Greet, and Guess Interview Sheet

Put Your Best Foot Forward Cards

Change It or Leave It Worksheet

Feelings Trivia Game Scenarios

Feelings Cards

Mode of Expression Cards

Feelings Face Race Worksheet

Feelings Face Race Answer Sheet

Feeling Face Flash Cards

Feeling Photo Flash Cards

Feeling-Less Freddy-Franny Cards

Situation Photo Flash Cards

This or That Cards

Don’t Say A Word Game Cards - Basic

Don’t Say A Word Game Cards - Advanced

Feelings Swap Game Cards

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script for Elementary School Children

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script for Middle School Children

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script for Caregivers

Guided Visualization Script: Elementary School

Guided Visualization Script: Middle School

Guided Visualization Script: Caregiver

Thought Awareness Game Item List

Thought Awareness Game Answer Key

The Way You See It Game Boards and Tiles

What If My Child Did … Game Question Sheet

Psychoeducation Information Sheet for Elementary and Middle School Children

Healthy Sexuality Information Sheet for Middle School Children

Psychoeducation Information Sheet for Caregivers

Anatomical Drawings

OK and NOT OK Touches Signs

OK and NOT OK Touches Question Sheets

Abuse Game Cards: Elementary School

Abuse Game Cards: Middle School

Wheel of Knowledge: Elementary School

Wheel of Knowledge: Middle School

Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Knowledge by Letter Worksheet

What’s the Story? Physical Abuse Scenario: Girl

What’s the Story? Sexual Abuse Scenario: Girl

What’s the Story? Physical Abuse Scenario: Boy

What’s the Story? Sexual Abuse Scenario: Boy

Show Your Card Questions

My Card

What Side Are You On? Questions

Abuse Scenario Game Cards

Unlock The Path Game Board

Unlock the Path Game Cards: Younger Version

Unlock the Path Game Cards: Child

Unlock the Path Game Cards: Caregiver

Unlock the Path Challenge Cards

Express Yourself Cards

Personal Safety Skills Information Sheet for Children

Personal Safety Skills Information Sheet for Caregivers

What If … Game Board

What If … Personal Safety Question List

Personal Safety Trivia Question and Answer Sheet

Therapy Review Game Cards - Elementary School

Therapy Review Game Cards - Middle School

References

Index