Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children

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Published USA, 2014 (2nd edition)
Meeting a key need for practitioners, this volume presents a range of creative approaches for facilitating children`s emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Contributors include well-known practitioners of play, art, music, movement and drama therapies; bibliotherapy; and integrative therapies, who describe step-by-step strategies for working with individual children, families and groups. Rich with artwork samples and clinical vignettes, chapters demonstrate how creative interventions give children the opportunity to experience mastery over the events that have disrupted their lives, and to express ideas and feelings they may not be able to put into words. Broader approaches to promoting resilience and preventing post-traumatic problems in young people at risk are also detailed. The new edition includes chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resilience-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy. There are also updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions.

Cathy Malchiodi is a faculty member at the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children at Lesley University, USA.
Hardback. 364 pages

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