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Treatment for Children


Children  |  Adolescents  |  College Students


The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (AICT) is pleased to announce expanded child and adolescent therapy services. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a time-limited, solution-focused treatment. The goal of therapy is to provide children and their parents with coping skills to better manage difficult situations now and in the future. Treatment can address the following problem areas faced by patients and families:

  • Distress following parental divorce, death of a parent, medical diagnosis
  • School refusal or difficulty being away from parents
  • Frequent bed wetting
  • Excessive worries about many areas of life
  • Socially impairing shyness or problems with family and peer relationships
  • Repetitive, time-consuming behaviors, such as frequent hand washing
  • Fears about medical procedures or instruments
  • Intrusive images or nightmares following an accident, life-threatening diagnosis, or surgery
  • Managing chronic pain or nonmedical somatic symptoms
  • Increase in sad mood or irritability which could lead to depression
  • Disruptive behaviors, difficulty following directions and paying attention in class
  • Repeatedly breaking rules, failing to comply with adults requests
  • Overeating and difficulty losing weight, medically stable anorexia and bulimia

Treatment modalities include:

  • Behavioral Activation 
  • Cognitive Reframing
  • Stress Management
  • Parent Skills Training 
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Relaxation Training
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness Skills Training
  • Behavior Management
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • School Consultation
  • Social Skills Training
  • Pain Management
  • Health Management Skills
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Helpful Resources

For more information on children and adolescents please see the following chapters that you can download below:

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