Helping Students Overcome Social Anxiety: Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS)$72.00 Softcover
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Age Range: 12 to 18
Social anxiety disorder causes significant distress and academic impairment for many adolescents. This unique book gives front-line school professionals innovative, easy-to-use tools for identifying and intervening with socially anxious students in grades 6-12. It presents Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS), a school-based intervention with demonstrated effectiveness. Case examples and sample scripts demonstrate how to implement psycho-education, cognitive strategies, social skills training, exposure, and relapse prevention with groups and individual students.
In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
Table of Contents
I. Recognizing and Addressing Social Anxiety at School
- What Is Social Anxiety?
- Why Treat Social Anxiety at School?
- Identifying Students Struggling with Social Anxiety
II. Promoting Skills for Academic and Social Success (SASS)
- Educating Teenagers about Social Anxiety
- Socially Anxious Thinking 101
- Realistic Thinking
- Go Ahead, Start the Conversation
- Maintaining Conversations and Extending Invitations
- The Secret to Meaningful Conversations: Listening to What Others Say
- Your Needs Matter: Learn to Speak Up!
- Facing Your Fears: Creating a Fear Ladder
- Climbing the Ladder: Exposure Practice in School
III. Supplementary Strategies
- Getting Parents Involved: How Can They Help?
- School Social Events and Peer Facilitators
- Classroom Strategies for Teachers
IV. Other Practical and Clinical Considerations
- The Nuts and Bolts of Helping Anxious Students at School: Putting It All Together
- Applying Intervention Skills to Other Anxiety Concerns
- Keep It Up!: Ways to Maintain Student Progress