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The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens, Second Edition

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This workbook will be so helpful when working with my teenage clients. I like that it works on an area that is not covered frequently (social skills and communication) in workbooks. I really think this workbook gives very helpful skills that can be applied in various social situations.
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Thank you to NetGalley and New Harbinger Publications for the chance to read an early copy of this book!

This is the kind of book that could have really helped me as a teen! (Actually, social anxiety took over my life much more in college and grad school but close enough....) In trying to work on CBT with therapists, I'd always been faced with a blank worksheet that I never remembered to use either in the moment or afterward. Here the book is liberally sprinkled with examples that the reader is asked to analyze, and I think that working through concrete comparisons, recognizing anxiety and potential mitigations in the archetypal examples, would have been enormously effective for me.

The one thing that made me uncomfortable about the book was the example of a teenage boy who really wanted to ask out a teenage girl who had no idea who he was. I really would have preferred this to not be a romantic example encouraging a feeling of entitlement to just try (I've definitely had a lot of "please don't talk to me or show interest in me just leave me alone" moments). I feel like an example of wanting to make friends with someone you think is cool but you've never talked to would work just as well and not have the same potential for creepiness.
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I received a copy of this through NetGalley for review. As a clinical social worker, this book is a useful tool to have for teens and youth who are struggling with social anxiety and/or shyness around their peers or others. The updates to the second edition make it more engaging and easier for teens to want to interact with the activities. As a workbook, it would be something I use between sessions and as a discussion starter. Overall, handy to have! 

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Posted to amazon on 2/5/22
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A great book full of techniques and tools to help your teen deal with and process the anxiety and stressors they face on a routine basis.  Would recommend for all parents of teens!
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I read this as a parent of a shy and anxious teenager in hopes of being able to help my teen form some coping strategies. I found the cognitive behavior therapy tips to very helpful and I especially liked the ladder graphics.
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Highly recommend this book to anyone who works with teens or has teens. Such a great, informative read. Highly recommend!!
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