As young adults strive to create their own identities, they need to learn how to express themselves in meaningful ways, form relationships, adjust to changing situations, and persevere in the face of challenges. When this transition to adulthood is coupled with mental health issues, it becomes even more important for individuals to have strategies they can use to tackle life’s major hurdles and regain control.
In The CBT Toolbox for Young Adults, you’ll find 170 solution-focused exercises to help this critical age group build greater independence, harness their unique strengths, and learn healthy ways to adapt to their changing worlds. Grounded within a cognitive behavioral approach, the easily reproducible and ready-to-use tools inside will allow clients to:
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).
Financial: Lisa Weed Phifer has an employment relationship with the Fairfax County Public Schools. She receives royalties as a published author. Lisa Phifer receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lisa Weed Phifer has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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