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More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Champion Press / Softcover / 2002-09-01 / 0968519911
Play, Play Therapy / Toronto-Area Authors
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133 pages
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This sequel presents MORE creative interventions to engage children, youth, and families in counseling and help them address issues such as feelings identification, anger management, social skills, and self-esteem. Includes techniques to manage challenging client behavior. Geared to 4-16 year-old clients.


"An outstanding sequel that includes a wealth of practical techniques for clinicians working with children and families."

—- Scott Riviere, L.P.C., RPT-S
Director, Healing KIDZ
Author of A Kidz Toy Box and Too Cool to Play

"This creative book addresses key areas in therapeutic work with children including engagement and assessment, identifying and coping with feelings, anger management, social skills, and self-esteem. I have used these strategies in my practice and have found them highly practical and appealing to children and helpful with a wide range of presenting problems. I recommend this book enthusiastically to all child and play therapists, as well as school counselors who will find within a treasure chest of creative and innovative ideas."

—- David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S
Author of Evocative Strategies in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents: Symbol, Play, Drawing, and Storytelling Strategies

"Full of innovative and practical techniques that provides a playful, yet effective means to engage children in the therapeutic process, and assist them in working through their treatments issues in a safe and non-threatening manner. This book is a must-have resource for professionals working with this younger population."-Jill Cousins, BA, OATR, President, Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy

"With this collection, Liana Lowenstein has managed to build into the activities about as many key variables as one could hope for and there is also "kid appeal" both in the names of the activities ("Road Rage") and the activities themselves (blowing bubbles, playing cards, having a birthday party). The activities allow children to express themselves in whatever manner is most comfortable - drawing, acting, speaking, cutting and pasting, etc. A thorough and thoughtful resource."-Dennis E McDermott, CCW, Med., CYC, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors

"More Creative Interventions will appeal to those wishing to embark on directive work with their clients. This book is a terrific addition to the bookshelf and I personally look forward to putting many of the interventions into play."

—- Aoife Mc Dermott, Dip Childcare, Cert Therapeutic Play, Dip Play Therapy
St. Michaels House, Dublin, Ireland

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.

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