An innovative collection of therapeutic games, art techniques, and stories to help children of divorce express feelings, understand marriage and divorce, deal with loyalty binds, parental conflict, and reunification fantasies, address self-blame, and learn coping strategies. Includes tips for parents, and a ten-week group counseling curriculum. For ages 7-12 in individual, group, and family therapy.
Includes reproducible worksheets, sample forms, Handouts and a Questionnaire for Caregivers
"What a delightful collection of exercises. I will certainly recommend it to therapists in this line of work."
—- Richard A. Warshak, Ph.D.
Author of Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond From a Vindictive Ex.
"Ms. Lowenstein has developed an informative resource that includes both creative and practical techniques for use with children experiencing divorce. This book is now a part of my professional library and I will use it often!"
—-Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC, RPT-S
Board Certified Diplomate, Past President of the Association for Play Therapy
"Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce broadens the scope of engaging and relevant therapeutic tools for clinicians working with children of separation/divorce. This manual effectively integrates theory and creative technique in working with this population of children. It is a valuable asset to both the novice and experienced clinician."
—-Dr. Helen Radovanovic, C.Psych.
"Here is a wonderful collection of practical, creative activities to add to your repertoire of exercises when working with children of divorce. It provides pick-and-choose solutions for a variety of children’s situations."
Author of Divorce Book for Parents and It’s Not Your Fault KoKo Bear
"This book contains positive and practical approaches to working with children experiencing divorce. The common issues for children and young people living through such changes including their feelings of loss and guilt, concerns about dating and remarriage, as well as coping and looking to the future are sensitively addressed. Useful suggestions around assessment and therapeutic management are considered for individual, group and family counselling. I particularly liked the air hockey game that cleverly addressed the challenges for so many young people of living between two homes."
--Jacki Short, M,Ed.(Adult Ed.) MAPS
Registered Psychologist, Sydney, Australia
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.