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"Just what the doctor ordered A clear, concise, and practical guide to help parents help their children master their anxieties."
--Laurel J. Schultz, MD, MPH, community pediatrician at Golden Gate Pediatrics
"I was surprised to learn how much of what I was doing as a parent was exacerbating (and not helping) our son's anxiety." -- Kath "This book does such a great job of explaining what anxiety is, the range of ways it can show up in kids (and/or adults) and how you can get it under control. ... The guidance laid out is priceless and will be beneficial to anyone suffering from anxiety." -- Jennifer "This is a very practical and informative book that will guide parents in helping their children suffering from anxiety or worry. ... Cognitive behavioral therapy is the backbone of Dr. Walker's approach and she makes the approach clear and accessible to non-professionals. A great addition to any parent's bookshelf " -- Michael This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation-- an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
About the Author
Bridget Flynn Walker, PhD, is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Walker received her PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1991. In addition to fellowships at UCLA, Norwalk Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente, Walker completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Jeffrey Martin, PhD--an anxiety disorder specialist and professor at UCSF School of Medicine. For the past fifteen years, Walker's private practice has focused exclusively on assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders, and on training other mental health professionals to do the same using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Walker's consultation and teaching services are requested by mental health professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and she is frequently asked to educate and guide school professionals in San Francisco and Marin counties. Walker works closely with a team of pediatricians at Golden Gate Pediatrics, and regularly consults with leaders of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. Foreword writer Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, is founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of five books, including OCD and Digging Out.