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

Author: Angela Scarpa

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1462527000
ISBN 13: 978-1462527007

ISBN 10: 1462510485
ISBN 13: 978-1462510481

This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD--anxiety and behavior problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy. Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its evidence base, and address practical considerations in treatment. The book also discusses general issues in adapting CBT for this population and provides a helpful framework for assessment and case conceptualization informed by DSM-5.