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CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents

Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Depression & Conduct

Amanda Crowder, MSW, LCSW |  Tracy Elsenraat, MA, LPC, ATR-BC |  Robert Hull, MA, ED, EDS, MHS |  Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP
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Sep 15, 2017
PESI Publishing
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The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these unique and effective therapy tools are vital to teaching youth how to cope with and overcome their day-to-day struggles.

Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children to treat:
- Trauma
- Autism
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Conduct Disorders



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Amanda Crowder, MSW, LCSW, is co-author of the best-selling book CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders. Amanda is an expert at moving evidence-based interventions into practical methods for application and moving research into action. She has created and adapted evidence-based interventions to work with the most challenging children, adolescents, and families in the most difficult situations. By helping to establish the Trauma Informed Care initiative within Carolinas Medical Center, Amanda has proven her leadership in moving clinical concepts into practice. Amanda runs a private practice in Charlotte, NC, and continues to work for Carolinas Medical Center within a crisis center and virtual mental health emergency room. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and family issues. Amanda uses realness, humor, and passion to build rapport with clients and audiences.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amanda Crowder maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amanda Crowder is a member of the ISSTD.

Tracy Elsenraat, MA, LPC, ATR-BC Related seminars and products

Tracy Elsenraat, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. She has been working to bring creativity and healing into the lives of those she meets.

Robert Hull, MA, ED, EDS, MHS Related seminars and products

Robert Hull, MA, ED, EDS, MHS, award winning school psychologist, career educator, special education administrator and professor, is an expert in implementing evidence-based practice into practical, easy-to-implement strategies that lead to desired outcomes.

Robert’s hands-on assistance has helped and inspired thousands of educators who work in the most challenging schools in our nation. His 25 years of experience working with youth and teachers in areas ranging from urban inner cities to impoverished rural counties has led to his recognition by local school systems, state governments, and state legislatures. Robert Hull has a reputation for taking on the biggest challenges in the most difficult school systems. As an administrator at both the system/district and state levels, he implemented reforms in the areas of disproportionality, implementing evidence based practices, and educating traumatized children.

Robert Hull graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology, and obtained graduate degrees in education and public health from Arizona State University, Memphis State University, and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is also the co-author of CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents (PESI, 2017).

Robert’s style uses humor to instill hope and motivation in order to release the anger and disillusionment that educators working with challenged youth face. A passionate presenter, he creates optimism while making compelling points. Robert’s “get the job done” approach focuses on creating a culture of success where everyone is responsible for leadership and everyone gains from success.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial:  Robert Hull is an author for Oxford University Press and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial:  Robert Hull has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP's Profile

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Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist, certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, and author who has a well-established career supporting school-based mental health and social emotional learning for children and adolescents. Phifer's work has focused on integrating cognitive-based therapy (CBT) and core social emotional competencies into practical, child-focused activities. She has presented across the U.S. and internationally to educators, clinicians, and parents on topics of CBT, trauma-informed practices, and social emotional learning. She is the lead author of the CBT Toolbox for Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2017), Parenting Toolbox (PESI, 2018 and the Trauma-Informed Social Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2020). Additionally, she is published in the School Mental Health Journal and contributed to both editions of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Children (Rossen, 2020).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Lisa Weed Phifer receives royalties as a published author and has an employment relationship with Fairfax County Public Schools. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Lisa Weed Phifer has no relevant non-financial relationships.


"The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents has CBT activities all in one place. It offers a breadth of CBT exercises that will guide your practice with children who need support to change patterns of thinking or behavior. In addition, the authors have created a comprehensive table of contents to keep you organized and guide your selection of tools for the most common mental health disorders seen in schools and practice today. This is a must-have resource for clinicians who want effective, evidence-based tools at their fingertips."
-- Kristie Reed, LICSW, BCBA, Director, Baird School & INCLUSION Program

"The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents is an excellent resource for any clinician working with children and families. The book covers common challenges seen in children including issues with childhood trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. The structure of the book allows clinicians to easily choose activities that will target particular skill sets and participants (child only, caregiver involvement, and/or therapist involvement). The book provides a comprehensive introduction to each disorder covered and explains how the activities and worksheets will address the respective symptoms or behaviors. The activities and worksheets themselves are very easy to understand and implement, include helpful diagrams/visuals, and can be adapted to each particular child or situation. There is a wide array of activity types to appeal to children with differing strengths and interests. The authors demonstrate a clear expertise in using CBT to address these common challenges seen in children. This is an invaluable tool for clinicians to use with a range of children!"
-- Dr. Sarah Swenson, PsyD, Sheppard Pratt Health System


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