Cheryl is a Florida based Clinician, and was born and raised in Connecticut. She completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Argosy University, Sarasota Florida. A Bachelors Degree is in Psychology, with Certification in Behavioral Forensics, from the University of Central Florida. She has also completed training and certification in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Cheryl is recognized by FEMA for her willingness to serve in times of crisis. Further Cheryl has completed training in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Her approach towards treating clients is a combination of Holistic, Spiritual, and Evidence based therapies. Each person is an individual, and while some therapies suggest they can be used to help anyone or any situation, Cheryl simply does not believe that's true. Each person requires their own blend of therapies.
One of the hallmarks of generalized anxiety disorder, along with diffuse pathological worry and somatic complaints, is its resistance to therapy. Of available treatment modalities for GAD, cognitive-behavioral therapy garners the best empirical support in terms of successful long-term results. Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder offers clinicians a wide variety of CBT strategies to help clients develop core anxiety-reduction skills, presented so that readers can hone their own clinical skills.
Concise without skimping on information, this book reviews current theory and research, addresses important diagnostic issues, and provides salient details in these key areas: Assessment procedures and treatment planning; Latest therapy outcome data, including findings on newer therapies; Specific CBT techniques, including cognitive strategies, psychoeducation, anxiety monitoring, relaxation exercises, and more; Dealing with noncompliance, client ambivalence, and other challenges to therapy; Special considerations for treating older adults with GAD; Relapse prevention, transition issues, and ending treatment.
Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder has much information of interest to new and seasoned clinicians, clinical researchers, and academic psychologists. It is also an especially valuable reference for graduate students treating or studying the anxiety spectrum.
Childrena (TM)s Anxiety: A Contextual Approach provides an introduction to anxiety in children and teenagers, emphasising the importance of understanding the life circumstances of young people. The book provides an up-to-date account of research on the developmental, familial and social context of child anxiety, along with nine vibrant and detailed case studies illustrating the ways in which young people can be helped to deal with serious and complex anxiety problems.
In order to begin to understand complex anxiety within childrena (TM)s life circumstances Part One of the book provides the reader with a developmental framework for thinking about childrena (TM)s anxiety. Part Two then presents nine in depth case studies, organised not by the type or nature of anxiety but by the context within which problematic anxiety can occur. Part Three acts as a summary of the key points emerging from the clinical case studies.
This book will be essential reading for those working and training in the specialist field of child mental health, as well as community and hospital professionals working with children and young people, including teachers, doctors, social workers and nurses.