Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders

Incorporating Social Skills into Treatment Planning for 109 Disorders
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781934490105
Item Number: 8012


This comprehensive manual connects specific social skills to 109 commonly diagnosed disorders ranging from attention deficit disorder to schizophrenia.

Research proves that lessons in social skills benefit behaviorally troubled children and adolescents.

The authors highlight and offer detailed diagnostic criteria for each disorder. They suggest specific social skills that can be targeted to enhance treatment, reduce negative behavior, and build on a child’s strengths. Addresses the culture and ethnicity in selecting skills for individual children. Includes examples of treatment plans from three different settings – a group home, a mental health facility, and a school.

This book was formerly titled Treating Youth with DSM-IV Disorders: The Role of Social Skill Instruction.

  1. Psychological Assessment and the DSM-IV-TR
  2. Individualizing Treatment Plans
  3. Social Skills and Mental Health Disorders
  4. Social Skill Carts for Specific Mental Health Disorders
  5. Treatment Planning with a Focus on Social Skill Instruction

Appendix— Basic Social Skills and Their Steps

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