University Press of America
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978-0-7618-3863-0 • Paperback • April 2008 • $44.99 • (£35.00)
Paul Lavin is a practicing psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. He is the author of seventeen books and has forty years of experience in working with troubled youth.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 ADHD and Depression: Its Prevalence and Symptoms
Chapter 3 Depression: The Underlying Cooperation "Killer"
Chapter 4 The Acquisition of Empathy: The First Step in Helping Depressed ADHD Children
Chapter 5 The Adult-Child Relationship: The Catalyst for Change
Chapter 6 More on the Adult-Child Relationship: Inspiring the ADHD Child to Please You
Chapter 7 Defensive Thinking: The Importance of Recognizing Destructive Thought Patterns
Chapter 8 Perception: Its Critical Importance in Understanding ADHD Children
Chapter 9 Why Perceptual Change is so Difficult
Chapter 10 Restructuring Errant Thinking: The Second Step in Helping ADHD Children
Chapter 11 The ADHD Child's Self-Concept: Its Importance in Coping with Environmental Stressors
Chapter 12 An ADHD Child Can Strain a Marriage
Chapter 13 The Acquisition of Confidence: How Important Is This?
Chapter 14 The Rudiments of Building Confidence
Chapter 15 Affective Education: A Necessary Ingredient in Helping ADHD Children to Cope with Depression
Chapter 16 Developing an Internal Locus of Control: The Antidote to Helplessness
Chapter 17 Strength Identification: The Building Block upon Which Hope Is Founded
Chapter 18 Building a Behavior Modification Program for Rearing Children to Develop an Internal Locus of Control
Chapter 19 An Internal Locus of Control Behavior Modification Program in the Home
Chapter 20 A Locus of Control Behavior Modficiation Program in the School
Chapter 21 Summary and Conclusions
Part 22 Bibliography
Lavin provides a conceptual and practical framework for identifying and correcting low self-concept and hopelessness, based on restructuring a child's destructive beliefs about himself, teaching him to understand and cope with emotions, and using behavior modification to help him develop an internal locus of control.
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