Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques
In this third volume, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children of all ages and their families. Activities address a range of issues including, Feelings Expression, Social Skills, Self-Esteem, and Termination. A “must have” for mental health professionals seeking to add creative interventions to their repertoire.
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“This third volume is a compendium of creative therapeutic techniques for use with children, youth, and families. Seasoned therapists, as well as beginners, will find new ways of communicating therapeutic content in developmentally sensitive ways. The book’s user-friendly format helps clinicians match interventions to specific treatment goals and serves as a welcome addition to the field.”
--Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S
Author of Play Therapy with Traumatized Children
Brentwood, TN, United States
“Liana Lowenstein has gathered a wonderful array of activities to use with children, youth, and families in therapy. It is indeed a creative collection of practical and engaging ideas from therapists from around the world who know what works. The age suitability guides, sectional divisions and clear activity outlines makes this an immensely and immediately usable resource.”
--Jacki Short, M,Ed.(Adult Ed.) MAPS
“I love this Third volume of Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families—it is an excellent resource when working in a focused manner with clients. If you are a clinician that utilizes expressive art activities, games, or varied modalities, you are sure to find additional ideas with this excellent resource.”
--Theresa Fraser, CYW, MA, CPT
President, Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
Cambridge, ON, Canada
"In this book, Liana Lowenstein has gathered together more useful assessment and treatment activities from different practitioners. Like the other books in her series, this book is full of creative and playful interventions to engage and assist children in therapy. The activities are set out within a framework, providing the practitioner with clear information about who the activity is appropriate for, the materials and instructions required to undertake the activity and reflective discussions to further clarify the process of the activity. A great resource for Play Therapists, Therapists, Counsellors and Therapeutic Practitioners."
Sonia Murray DipSW
Play Therapist/Social Worker/Director Jogo UK
About the Author:
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, is a Registered Social Worker, Certified TF-CBT Therapist, and Certified Play Therapist Supervisor. She has worked with children and their families since 1988. Her clinical practice in Toronto, Canada, specializes in treating children with a variety of emotional difficulties. In addition to her private practice, she provides clinical supervision and consultation to mental health practitioners and presents trainings across North America and abroad. She served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy for eight years. She is winner of the Monica Hubert award for outstanding contribution and dedication to child psychotherapy and play therapy in Canada. She is the founder of Champion Press Publishing Company and has authored numerous publications, including the books Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children (with Crisci & Lay, 1997), Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth (1999), Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children (2006), Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce (2006), and Cory Helps Kids Cope with Divorce (2013). She has also edited the books Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques (Volumes One through Three) and Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art, and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions.