Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Medical Conditions

  • Robert D.  Friedberg
  • Jennifer K. Paternostro

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jennifer K. Paternostro, Robert D. Friedberg
    Pages 1-7
  3. Broad Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Robert D. Friedberg, Jennifer K. Paternostro
      Pages 11-20
    3. Jessica M. Valenzuela, Kristina Tatum, Joyce H. L. Lui
      Pages 21-39
    4. Gerald P. Koocher, Jeanne S. Hoffman
      Pages 41-48
    5. Carisa Parrish, Hannah Fajer, Alison Papadakis
      Pages 49-68
    6. Kathryn Jeter, Stephen Gillaspy, Thad R. Leffingwell
      Pages 69-86
    7. Robert D. Friedberg, Jennifer K. Paternostro
      Pages 87-101
    8. Corinne Catarozoli, Lara Brodzinsky, Christina G. Salley, Samantha P. Miller, Becky H. Lois, Johanna L. Carpenter
      Pages 103-117
    9. Alec L. Miller, Casey T. O’Brien
      Pages 119-136
    10. Becky H. Lois, Vincent P. Corcoran, Alec L. Miller
      Pages 137-150
    11. Rahil R. Jummani, Jess P. Shatkin
      Pages 151-169
  4. Working with Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Carisa Parrish, Kathryn Van Eck
      Pages 173-183
    3. Kari Baber, Kelly A. O’ Neil Rodriguez
      Pages 201-217
    4. Edward R. Christophersen, Christina M. Low Kapalu
      Pages 219-237
    5. Christina M. Low Kapalu, Edward R. Christophersen
      Pages 239-259
    6. Karla K. Fehr, Danielle Chambers, Jennifer Ramasami
      Pages 279-294
    7. Karla K. Fehr, Julia Doss, Abby Hughes-Scalise, Meghan M. D. Littles
      Pages 295-314
    8. Johanna L. Carpenter, Christina Cammarata
      Pages 329-343
    9. Ashley H. Clawson, Nicole Ruppe, Cara Nwankwo, Alexandra Blair, Marissa Baudino, Nighat Mehdi
      Pages 345-367
    10. Carolina M. Bejarano, Arwen M. Marker, Christopher C. Cushing
      Pages 369-383
    11. Andrea Carolina Tabuenca, Krista Hayward Basile
      Pages 385-406
    12. Kathleen L. Lemanek, Heather Yardley
      Pages 407-416
  5. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Ryan R. Landoll, Corinn A. Elmore, Andrea F. Weiss, Julia A. Garza
      Pages 419-431
    3. Allen R. Miller
      Pages 433-444
    4. Jennifer K. Paternostro, Robert D. Friedberg
      Pages 445-451
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 453-466

About this book


This handbook offers a comprehensive review of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for working in integrated pediatric behavioral health care settings. It provides research findings, explanations of theoretical concepts and principles, and descriptions of therapeutic procedures as well as case studies from across broad conceptual areas. Chapters discuss the value of integrated care, diversity issues, ethical considerations, and the necessary adaptations. In addition, chapters address specific types of pediatric conditions and patients, such as the implementation of CBT with patients with gastrointestinal complaints, enuresis, encopresis, cancer, headaches, epilepsy, sleep problems, diabetes, and asthma. The handbook concludes with important directions in research and practice, including training and financial considerations.Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • Emotional regulation and pediatric behavioral health problems.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for pediatric medical conditions.
  • Pharmacological interventions and the combined use of CBT and medication.
  • CBT in pediatric patients with chronic pain.
  • CBT for pediatric obesity.
  • CBT-informed treatments and approaches for transgender and gender expansive youth.
  • Medical non-compliance and non-adherence associated with CBT.
  • Training issues in pediatric psychology. 

The Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Medical Conditions is an essential resource for researchers and graduate students as well as clinicians, related therapists, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, nursing, and special education.


Biofeedback, coping, cognitive restructuring and pediatrics Biopsychosocial model and integrated pediatric medical care CBT and youth anxiety, depression, pain, and somatic symptoms Childhood trauma, CBT, and medical care Chronic headache, migraine, tension in pediatric patients Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pediatric medicine Dialetical behavior therapy (DBT) and pediatric patients Emotional regulation and pediatric behavior health Ethics, CBT, and pediatric medical populations Integrated pediatric behavioral health care and CBT Minority and LGBTQ youth and pediatric behavioral health care Motivational interviewing (MI) and youth health-risk behaviors Pediatric chronic pain and CBT Pediatric diabetes, asthma, obesity and CBT Pediatric gastrointestinal problems and CBT Pediatric medical noncompliance and nonadherence Pediatric oncology and CBT Pharmacology interventions, CBT, and pediatric patients Sleep disorders and pediatrics Transgendered youth, gender expansive youth and CBT

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert D.  Friedberg
    • 1
  • Jennifer K. Paternostro
    • 2
  1. 1.Child Emphasis AreaPalo Alto UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Stead Family Department of PediatricsUniversity of Iowa Stead Family Children’s HospitalIowa CityUSA

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