Children's Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP): Teen and Family Workbook

ISBN : 9780190070472

Bryan D. Carter; William G. Kronenberger; Eric L. Scott
128 Pages
216 x 279 mm
Pub date
Apr 2020
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Children and adolescents with chronic illnesses, particularly those accompanied by debilitating, painful and/or fatiguing symptoms, face challenges that may prove disruptive to physical, psychological and social development.

Based on extensive research and clinical expertise, Children's Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP) is an effective treatment program designed to build and maintain independence in young people with chronic illness.

This Teen and Family Workbook provides proven treatment activities designed to combat the additional stress faced by youth coping with long-term health problems. These tasks target key areas for improvement in physical functioning, school functioning, and personal functioning and support the creation of new tools for managing the impact of illness, such as stress management, coping and relaxation techniques, and communication skills. In-session and take-home activities outlined in this workbook are meant to accompany the companion CHIRP Clinician Guide. With the use of this workbook and supported by a network of clinicians, healthcare specialists, and school professionals, adolescents and their families can return to a better quality of life.


Introduction and Prep Session
Chapter 1: Session 1 - Stress Identification and Management
Chapter 2: Session 2 - Problem-Solving Skills
Chapter 3: Session 3 - Relaxation Skills
Chapter 4: Session 4 - Thought Challenging Skills
Chapter 5: Session 5 - Time Management and Prioritization
Chapter 6: Session 6 - Increasing Teen Independence
Chapter 7: Session 7 - Assertiveness and Relationships
Chapter 8: Session 8 - Family Roles, Communication, and Support
Chapter 9: Session 9: Keys to Maintaining Progress
Chapter 10: Sessions 10-12: Relapse Prevention
Chapter 11: Supplemental Session: The Problem of Chronic Pain

About the author: 

Dr. Bryan Carter is a Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, and the Service Chief of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service to Norton Children's Hospital. He is the primary developer of the CHIRP (Children's Health & Illness Recovery Program) manualized treatment intervention for adolescents and their families coping with the challenges of chronic illness, and co-editor with Kris Kullgren, PhD, of the Clinician Handbook of Pediatric Psychological Consultation in Medical Settings. William G. Kronenberger, PhD, is Professor, Director of the Section of Psychology, and Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).
He serves as Chief of the Pediatric Psychology Testing Clinic and Co-Chief of the ADHD Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children. He is an author of several tests, including the Learning, Executive, and; Attention Functioning scale (LEAF), Conduct-Hyperactivity-Attention-Oppositional Behavior Scale (CHAOS), the Pediatric Inpatient Behavior Scale (PIBS), and the Outburst Monitoring Scale (OMS).
Eric L. Scott, PhD is a pediatric psychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He directs the MiPAIN (Michigan Pediatric and Adolescent Interdisciplinary Network) program, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment program including physical therapy services, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, art and recreation therapy restoring health to individuals and their families with complex, chronic pain.

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