Treating Traumatized Children: New Insights and Creative Interventions

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Published USA, 1989. Reprinted 1996
Beverly James provides a clear blueprint for assessing the impact of trauma and developing specific treatment plans. She outlines creative exercises and techniques that will enable clinicians to join with children in carefully reviewing their experiences and helping them to understand and accept their feelings related to the trauma. Art, play and drama techniques, among others, are presented in a sophisticated yet straightforward style, useful to clinicians with specialized training in such techniques or those using them for the first time.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Explaining Therapy to the Child
Self-Blame
Powerlessness
Destructive/Abusive Behaviours
Body Integrity
The Dissociatively Disordered Child
Attachment Disturbance
Crisis Intervention in Large-Scale Disasters

Beverly James is a clinical social worker and director of the James Institute in Kona, Hawaii.
Paperback. 269 pages

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