Therapeutic Games and Guided Imagery is packed with tools for social workers, counselors, school professionals, students, and other helping professionals in the medical and mental health fields. Through the use of interactive exercises, therapists and professionals can help their clients build
confidence and develop new perspectives on their interpersonal relationships. The games and guided imagery exercises included are both innovative and empirically tested; they aim to help clients increase the benefits of psychotherapy within a relatively short time.
Professor Cheung has structured the book with tables and a cross-referenced index to facilitate easy and efficient navigation of the many step-by-step activities and exercises. The techniques help clients relax, express their feelings, and enhance their abilities to improve their interpersonal
relationships. These exercises not only benefit clients; they promote creativity and flexibility in clinicians. The games and guided imagery exercises are inventive helping tools that students and practitioners will use as they guide clients along the path to better mental health.
A PowerPoint presentation created by the author is available for download. The PowerPoint presentation elaborates on the book's activities and provides a valuable supplementary teaching resource.
About the Author:
Monit Cheung (MA, MSW, PhD, LCSW) is professor and chair of the Children and Families Concentration, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston. Professor Cheung is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in family counseling, child and adolescent counseling, and incest survivor treatment. Professor Cheung has taught at the graduate level for twenty years; she has always emphasized her experiential and practice-oriented approach to teaching. Author of several books, she is also chair of the Advocacy Committee at the Catholic Charities in Houston and board member for the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation in Hong Kong.