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Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children Adolescents and Families, Volume Four: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techiques
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S (Edt)
Champion Press / Softcover / 2022-03-01 / 099517251X
Play, Play Therapy
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193 pages
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In this fourth volume, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of child and family therapy techniques shared by practitioners from all over the world. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children, teens, and families during in-person and online sessions. This practical book presents activities divided into the following chapters:
- Engagement and Assessment
- Feelings Expression
- Social Skills
- Coping and Anger Management
- Self-Esteem
- Termination

Filled with therapeutic games, art activities, stories, and other interventions, this book is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals seeking to add creative techniques to their repertoires.

Reviews and Endorsements:

Liana Lowenstein has done it again! In her own right, she is a creative and skillful therapist and a great presenter. Affordable Professional Development Training (APDT) is always keen to have her train for our Australian therapists. Liana is also very respectful of, and open to, the creativity of other therapists throughout the world. She gathered together many useful and creative techniques for working with children in the first three volumes of Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families. In Volume 4, amazingly, she has sought out even more helpful techniques to share with all of us who work with children, teens, and families. The techniques are easy to follow and can be readily used in clinical practice.

--Dianne Starkey, M. Clin. Psychol.
Clinical Psychologist and Co-director of Affordable Professional Development Training
Sydney, Australia

Liana Lowenstein has once again created a book full of innovative, engaging and thoughtful therapeutic interventions to support the healing of children, adolescents and families. This book, along with the others in her series is a wonderful resource for practitioners who work therapeutically with children and their families. I find these books so helpful that they are included in my reading list for my own students.

--Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
Synergetic Play Therapy Institute
Boulder, CO

I started using Liana Lowenstein’s books when I was a new play therapist years ago, and her resources continue to be my “go to” books. In her new book, there are plenty of creative therapeutic activities that can be used to build rapport, assess, and treat children and families with different needs. I highly recommend this book for mental health practitioners who are working with children, teens and families.

--Didem Altay, Ph.D, Reg.Psych., RPT
Registered Psychologist
Istanbul, Turkey

I have been using Liana Lowenstein’s books for years, and I am excited about this latest edition. Her books are full of creative activities to engage children and families in therapy. A must-have for child and family therapists seeking new and innovative ideas.

--Hannah Sun Reid, MA, CPT-S
Play Therapist
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Table of Contents:

Contents
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
Contributors
Preface

Section One: Engagement and Assessment

Choose It, Name It, Show It, Solve It by Lynn Louise Wonders
Circle of Caring by David A. Crenshaw & Jenna Boccabella
Dice Drawing Game by Beth Wakabayashi
Emotional Pie Chart by Marit Appeldoorn
Magic Trick by Kim Billington
Memory Bingo by Alice Li & Lynne Kenney
My Family Portrait by Lee Sook Huey
My Weather House by Rinda Blom
Nature Family Tree Genogram by Jamie Lynn Langley
Roll a Story by Xóchitl Padilla Márquez
Slime Time! by Siobhán Prendiville
Something Out of Nothing by Eileen Prendiville
Trusted Puppet Assistant by Shoshana Levin Fox
Weekly Check-Ups by Brian L. Bethel
Wild Balloon Chase by Amy Kim Sheldon

Section Two: Feelings Expression

Campfire by Carolyn Frances
Emotion Pie by Megan Menkis
Feelings and Behaviors Match Game by Andrea Lauritzen
Feelings Buddy by Rachel Altvater
Feelings Monsters by Lauren Stockly
Gibberish Chairs by Susan A. Taylor
Inside Outside Elastics Game by Fiona Zandt
Jealousy and Me by Hannah Slattery
Meme Your Mood by Elisa Gambill
Monster Family by Robyn D. Rausch
Next Part of My Story by Theresa Fraser
NonVerbal Card Game by Diane E. Frey
Paper Cup Fun by Angela Siu
Sensory Surprise by Rachel Alirez Badre
Stomp It Out by Brianna Edwards
Three Things by Katherine Arkell
Unified Sculpture by Isabella Cassina
Virtual Feelings Thumball by Jackie Flynn
Worry Busters by Billie-Jo Bennett
Yuck Go Away! by Akiko Ohnogi

Section Three: Social Skills

Animal Kingdom by Ru-Chi Yang
Hidden Treasure by Stephanie Miller
Kitten Surprise! by Kristin Pleines
Mystery Kindness Cards by Kerrilynn Behrman
Social Brick Road by Robert Jason Grant
Twizzler Test by Paris Goodyear-Brown

Section Four: Coping and Anger Management

Anger Tower by Dr. Lucé Pretorius
Beekeeper and the Honey Cup by Susan Perrow
Brave the Wind and the Billows by CHAN Siu Mei, May
Coping Scavenger Hunt by Alicia Johnson
Diver and the Dinosaur by Jennifer Heathcote Osborne
Donut of Control by Rebecca Caneda

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 Four) and Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art, and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions.

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