This book is part of the CORY series to help children cope with challenging issues. The first in the series presents engaging activities to help very young clients cope with divorce. Cory, the central character in the story, helps children gradually confront and process their feelings and reactions related to the divorce.
Therapeutic games, art, and other playful activities are incorporated to lower the threat level of therapy and engage children in treatment. Includes a reproducible story, activities, and detailed parent handouts. Geared to children aged 4 to 8.
Cory Helps Kids Cope with Divorce is the first in the series, with more versions coming soon on topics such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, and grief.
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Reviews and Endorsements:
“This volume is a great contribution to the library of therapists who work with very young children of divorce. It provides imaginative, engaging activities for children and includes parents on the therapeutic path with specific tips and handouts. Inventive and unique!” --Dr. Helen Radovanovic, C. Psych. Registered Psychologist in Private Practice
“This manual offers creative, play-based techniques for working with young children coping with divorce. I have used many of the interventions myself and have found them to be exciting and illuminating for these young children.” --Laurie Stein, LLB, MSW, RSW Connections Child and Family Counselling
“The playful and engaging activities for children and the handouts for parents make this book a valuable resource for clinicians working with young children impacted by divorce. I will use this book again and again.” --Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT Director, St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training
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.