This innovative book combines a therapeutic story with a variety of activities to help children cope with sexual abuse and complex trauma. Therapeutic games, art, puppets, and other engaging techniques address the eight components of TF-CBT. Includes a reproducible story, assessment and treatment activities, and detailed parent handouts. Geared to children aged 4 to 12.
“This is a terrific, clinically focused book for therapists treating children who have been sexually abused and their families. Ms. Lowenstein describes a variety of creative interventions to implement the TF-CBT components. Clinicians will substantially benefit from having this book in their professional library.”
--Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.
“I have always been impressed with Liana Lowenstein’s publications and the respectful, developmentally appropriate, and playful ways she addresses serious clinical issues. This book is another must-have for practitioners seeking innovative ways to help children heal from sexual abuse and complex trauma.”
--Sue Foley, MSW, MEd.
Social Worker, Australia
Councilor for ISPCAN
“Ms. Lowenstein’s wisdom with regard to the integration of trauma work, play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy truly shines in Cory Helps Kids with Sexual Abuse. It is a must-have for clinician’s doing trauma work with children! Her knowledge, compassion and skill are evident in the way she weaves psychoeducation, coping skills and exposure work in a creative and engaging way. For those clinician’s doing TFCBT, it is a wonderful companion to the treatment model!”
--Amy Hoch, Psy.D.
TF-CBT Certified Trainer
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.