Creative Family Therapy Techniques

Author : Liana Lowenstein
ISBN : 0968519962
Genre : Art therapy for children
File Size : 30.40 MB
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Bringing together an array of highly creative contributors, this comprehensive resource presents a unique collection of assessment and treatment techniques. Contributors illustrate how play, art, drama, and other approaches can effectively engage families and help them resolve complex problems. Practitioners from divergent theoretical orientations, work settings, or client specialisations will find a plethora of stimulating and useable clinical interventions in this book.
Category: Art therapy for children

Handbook Of Child Sexual Abuse

Author : Paris Goodyear-Brown
ISBN : 9781118082287
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 40.66 MB
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A comprehensive guide to the identification, assessment, and treatment of child sexual abuse The field of child sexual abuse has experienced an explosion of research, literature, and enhanced treatment methods over the last thirty years. Representing the latest refinements of thought in this field, Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment combines the most current research with a wealth of clinical experience. The contributing authors, many of whom are pioneers in their respective specialties, include researchers and clinicians, forensic interviewers and law enforcement professionals, caseworkers and victim advocates, all of whom do the work of helping children who have been sexually victimized. Offering a snapshot of the state of the field as it stands today, Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse explores a variety of issues related to child sexual abuse, from identification, assessment, and treatment methods to models for implementation and prevention, including: The impact of sexual abuse on the developing brain The potential implications of early sexual victimization Navigating the complexities of multidisciplinary teams Forensic interviewing and clinical assessment Treatment options for children who have traumagenic symptoms as a response to their sexual victimization Treating children with sexual behavior problems and adolescents who engage in illegal sexual behavior Secondary trauma and vicarious traumatization Cultural considerations and prevention efforts Edited by a leader in the field of child therapy, this important reference equips helping professionals on the front lines in the battle against child sexual abuse—not merely with state-of-the-art knowledge—but also with a renewed vision for the importance of their role in the shaping of our culture and the healing of victimized children.
Category: Psychology

Assessment And Treatment Activities For Children Adolescents And Families

Author : Liana Lowenstein
ISBN : 0968519970
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 83.33 MB
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Contains instructions and resources for activities to help children who have been referred for therapy maintain interest and motivation during the process, including assessment and treatment interventions, and providing activities that address key emotional and behavioral competencies, with listings of recommended ages, goals, and materials needed for each activity.
Category: Psychology

Doing Family Therapy

Author : Robert Taibbi
ISBN : 9781462521210
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 64.43 MB
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Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. New to This Edition Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field. Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance. More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments. Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems. See also the author's Doing Couple Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.
Category: Psychology

Counseling Families

Author : Eric J. Green
ISBN : 9781442244146
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 78.87 MB
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Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment offers an engaging and practical integration of expressive arts and play therapy within family counseling. Building upon the most current research in family counseling, this volume presents new and humanistic approaches of family play therapy, including family-based cognitive behavioral therapy, family theraplay, and filial therapy. Application of these methods is explored with children and families affected by autism, divorce, and trauma. Essential coverage of the ethics of family play therapy as well as the therapist’s own self-care is also included in this comprehensive and valuable resource. Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment provides clinicians and family counselors with an integrative and effective model of family counseling that will help children and families understand and develop their mental health needs.
Category: Psychology

Mindfulness Based Play Family Therapy Theory And Practice

Author : Dottie Higgins-Klein
ISBN : 9780393708639
Genre : Medical
File Size : 24.89 MB
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Incorporating mindfulness and family therapy into play-family sessions. When a child is offered a space to relax the “busy mind,” his experience is comparable to mindfulness meditation. Therapists can help children remain in this calm state—in the state of the present moment—if they have the right tools and techniques to do so. During this stillness, a child can reach a level of consciousness that is parallel to the deepened awareness that occurs during mindfulness meditation. Conducting play sessions in this stage allows for healing and progress. Not only can the symptoms of children’s pain be reduced in intensity and duration, but their self-esteem can be enhanced. This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for helping children through play therapy within the context of the family and incorporating ideas from the practice of mindfulness. This experience-based therapeutic model respectfully derives from the best roots of traditional family therapy and play therapy modalities. Additionally, it draws from child development theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness. Either spontaneous play or directed play can be used according to the need.
Category: Medical

Play Therapy With Families

Author : Ph. Riedel D Bowers
ISBN : 9780765708106
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 88.81 MB
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Play Therapy and Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing provides a thorough description of play from prominent academics, researchers, and relevant writers who review it historically. It contains a unique approach for helping families, outlining an in-depth review of play and its relevancy to healing for children and families, putting forth a brand new Collaborative Play Therapy Model. The application to healing and psychotherapy follows, outlining the directive and non-directive orientations to healing, models that are current in the literature, and selected family-based play therapy models. An extensive overview of family therapy and associated models is presented as a foundation for the reader in order to relate play and family therapy from an academic point of view. This provides the theoretical background for the chapters on play therapy approaches that follow. Family play therapy addresses the inclusion of the family with techniques that contribute to healing. Narrative play therapy is presented with an in depth historical account and the phases of the narrative approach. Filial and theraplay models of play therapy are presented with an account of their development and focus on the phases of intervention for children and families. The book concludes with a sandtray approach to working with adoptive families, rounding out this collection’s presentation of current and researched models of play therapy.
Category: Psychology

The Therapist S Notebook For Children And Adolescents

Author : Catherine Ford Sori
ISBN : 9781317963301
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 71.5 MB
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In The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents, 2nd ed, you'll find the most powerful tools available for aiding children with their feelings, incorporating play techniques into therapy, encouraging appropriate parental involvement in family sessions, and providing group therapy to children. This ready reference is divided into ten thoughtfully planned sections to make it easy to find the right activity, handout, or intervention for the problem at hand, whether you’re looking for creative ideas, running a children’s group, putting interventions into practice in the classroom, or looking for ways to increase parental and familial involvement. Instructions for the activities are clearly explained and highlighted with case examples and many illustrations. Chapters are by leading experts, including Eliana Gil, Risë VanFleet, Liana Lowenstein, Howard Rosenthal, and Volker Thomas, and explore strategies for treating children both individually and in a family context. With more than 60% new material, this expanded version delves into the latest research and thinking on family play therapy and addresses many pertinent issues of our time, including bullying, suicidal ideation, ADHD, autism, adolescents and sex, and cultural issues. It’s a must-have arsenal for both novice and experienced professionals in family therapy, play therapy, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, education, nursing, and related fields.
Category: Family & Relationships

Annual Review Of Addictions And Offender Counseling Volume Iii

Author : Pamela S. Lassiter
ISBN : 9781532613487
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 28.30 MB
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The Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Best Practices: Volume III is the third volume in a series of peer-reviewed, edited books sponsored by the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Continuing the mission of the first two volumes, this volume provides a forum for publications addressing a broad array of topics in the field of addictions and offender counseling. Experts in the profession present innovative strategies and recommendations for best practices in drug education, intervention strategies, multicultural considerations, and counselor education.
Category: Psychology

A Therapeutic Treasure Box For Working With Children And Adolescents With Developmental Trauma

Author : Karen Treisman
ISBN : 9781784505530
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.21 MB
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Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources - information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts. Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.
Category: Social Science