Margaret R. Mauze, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified pediatric psychologist. She earned her PhD in clinical child and adolescent psychology from the University of Kansas in 2005. She achieved specialty board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology in 2008. She worked at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for seven years before moving into private practice. She has special interest in working with children with acute and chronic medical illness and children struggling with anxiety and depression. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two children.
About William the What-if Wonder:
Brimming with colorful illustrations, and rhyming text, this is a story of a young boy struggling to conquer his fear and anxiety about the first day of school. The story introduces the use of cognitive reframing, or seeing the same situation in a new view, to help children recognize worry versus reality. End notes by Dr. Margaret R. Mauze.
It's the first day of school and William is sure it will be a disaster. What if the bus passes by his street? What if he can't find his desk? What if he gets lost? These pestering what-if thoughts make him feel nervous and scared. But, wait What if the day turns out to be amazing? Discover what William learns that turns his day around