Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families

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Practitioners share their most effective techniques
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Published USA, 2008
When children are referred for therapy, they typically feel anxious and are reluctant to talk directly about their thoughts and feelings. Activities that are creative and play-based can engage children and help them to safely express themselves. The interventions presented in this book aim to capture and sustain children's interest and motivation in therapy, while helping them express themselves within the context of a safe therapeutic environment. The activities are divided into the following sections:

Engagement and Assessment
Feelings Expression
Social Skills
Coping and Problem-Solving
Self-Esteem
Termination

Each activity is described within a framework that recommends age suitability and preferred treatment modality. Goals for the activity are outlined. Materials needed to complete the activity are listed.

Liana Lowenstein is a social worker and play therapist in Toronto, Canada.
Large-format paperback. 181 pages