SautetPan-I think that cognitive therapy in children is really effective because children learn best by behavior modification and they need direction in order to change their behavior.
Cognitive therapy behavioral therapy in children might include validity techniques and cognitive practice.
The validity techniques involve allowing the child to explain his or her theory of unworthiness that the therapist dispels as untrue because he demonstrates how illogical the position is.
Also cognitive practice is also referred to as cognitive rehearsal which allows the child an opportunity to replay the negative moment with a positive outcome.
This allows the child to learn how to act in a positive manner. For example, if the child always shouts out the answers before the teacher gets a chance to pick on someone, the therapist might ask the child that next time a teacher asks a question you should bite your lip and raise your hand.
The therapist might then go through some modeling techniques in order to allow the child to practice the new learned behavior.
This form of cognitive behavioral therapy in adolescents is also effective especially when countering the effects of bullying.