Jacqueline Toner is a retired Clinical Psychologist and award-winning author of books for children and adolescents.
Along with co-author, Dr. Claire Freeland, Dr. Toner writes books with young people, parents, and therapists in mind. Books in the What to Do When series begin with an informative introduction for parents and present school-aged children with interactive examples which introduce evidence-based strategies for overcoming jealousy, fears of making mistakes, social anxiety, and worries about frightening news events. Charming illustrations and kid-friendly themes of pirates, explorers, and circus performers keep young readers engaged.
For teens, a book on the difficult subject of depression provides important information about what depression is and where it comes from. This book may help a teen who is depressed or at risk of becoming so to understand what they are experiencing. It presents strategies for change designed to help young people deal with the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors which are a part of depression. This volume is designed to complement individual psychotherapy.
With Pediatric Physical Therapist, Kendra Barrett, Dr. Toner, and Dr. Freeland have written a charming book about a girl in a wheelchair and how small accommodations allow her to join in everyday activities with her peers.
A book on the science of psychology introduces middle-grade students to findings and processes of explorations of the mind, behavior, and social relationships.