In the DBT, CBT, and Play Therapy Toolbox, you’ll find over 200 ready-to-use worksheets and activities designed to help kids and adolescents build social-emotional skills, develop greater insight, and process their struggles in a playful yet therapeutic manner. Drawing from the best of DBT, CBT, and play therapy, it includes step-by-step instructions and variation options based on age and developmental level, allowing you to flexibly and creatively address the often unpredictable challenges that kids face today.
Whether you’re a therapist, teacher, social worker, school counselor, or parent, this all-in-one resource will allow you to navigate a range of issues, from the common to the not-so-common, including:
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.
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 has no relevant non-financial relationships.
Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW, has dedicated her career as a psychotherapist, educator, and advocate to individuals who have endured trauma. She has extensive experience educating professionals who work with trauma survivors, including providing agency wide residential treatment trainings and for teachers in the Syracuse City School District. Julianna has worked in numerous settings across the social work field, including psychiatric inpatient hospitals, adolescent residential treatment, and as an adjunct professor for the MSW program at Syracuse University.
Julianna currently works with children, adolescents, adults, and families as an outpatient private practice therapist in Charlotte, NC. Her specialties include complex trauma, sexually reactive behaviors in childhood, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and high-conflict families. Julianna is knowledgeable, likable, and engaging and relates to her clients and audiences in a personable, direct and compassionate manner. She is an expert at taking evidenced-based practices and implementing them into creative and functional interventions that get results and promote positive client outcomes.
Anastasia M. Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. She has worked as a director of a community mental health/substance use facility as well as in private practice. Anastasia has extensive experience working with DBT through clinical directorship, direct practice, and training facilitation. Additionally, she has run a full fidelity DBT program for over 4 years and has experience implementing DBT with both the adolescent and adult populations. Anastasia utilizes her previous experience working for over three years with adolescents in the juvenile justice system to build rapport and engage even her most challenging clients in treatment. Anastasia has a unique way of utilizing a variety of approaches to keep clients engaged and uses their stressors as learning opportunities to teach and implement various DBT skills.
Financial: Anastasia Harmeyer maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Anastasia Harmeyer has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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