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Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families, Volume Three: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques

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Liana Lowenstein

  • Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families, Volume Three

208 pages
ISBN: 9780968519974

Volume three presents more innovative and practical assessment and treatment techniques for children, adolescents, and families. When children are referred for therapy, they typically feel anxious and are reluctant to talk directly about their thoughts and feelings. Activities that are creative and play-based can engage children and help them to safely express themselves. The interventions presented in this book aim to capture and sustain children’s interest and motivation in therapy, while helping them express themselves within the context of a safe therapeutic environment.

In this third volume, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children of all ages and their families.

This practical book presents activities divided into the following chapters:

  • Engagement and assessment
  • Feelings Expression
  • Social Skills
  • Coping and problem-solving
  • 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.

Table of Contents

Section One: Engagement and Assessment

  • Funny Faces - Lauren Snailham
  • Google It - Brenda Sousa
  • Hand of Support - Josephine Downs
  • I Didn’t Know That! - Sally A. Loughrin
  • It’s Not Just Me?! - Elena Baror
  • Me Tree - Alyson Propes
  • Modified MASH - Lauren Grayson
  • On Deck and Up To Bat - Brijin Gardner
  • Sea Creature - Misty Solt
  • Themed Family Portraits - Bonnie Thomas
  • To Be a Child Again - Lora Lee
  • Topic Basketball - Dotty Mockenhaupt
  • Truth, Lie, Wish - Nicole LaRochelle

Section 2: Feelings Expression

  • Between the Lines - Brian Douglas
  • Bubble Your Trouble - Kim Pondrom
  • Connect Four Feelings - Justin Melter
  • Feeling Monsters - Stephanie Folker
  • Feelings Ker PlunkTM - Janet Vessels
  • Feelings Ring Toss - Pam Dyson
  • Hot Frogs - Rachel Simeone
  • Inner Family - Ann Bayly-Bruneel
  • Mancala Feeling Stones - Tammi Van Hollander
  • Push My Buttons - Michelle A. Bentley
  • Skeletons in My Closet - Holly Lott
  • Sound of Emotions - Krylyn Peters
  • Stop and Show Me - Anne-Marie Shami
  • What’s in Your Heart? - Joy Nahalka

Section 3: Social Skills

  • Friendship Flowers - Tara Moser
  • In Your Shoes - Mandi Bennett
  • Line-Up Game - Alethia Cadore
  • Snowflake Like Me - Connie-Jean Latam
  • Stop, Slow, Go - Kathren L. Johnson
  • The Two Kangaroos - Susan Perrow

Section 4: Coping and Problem-Solving

  • Air Ball - Alexander Brian Yu
  • Angry Character - Karolee Bulak
  • Cool-Down - Daniel Yeager and Marcie Yeager
  • Courage Crown - Angela Talbot
  • Dark Heroes - Salomeh Mohajer
  • Fabulous Frogs - Amy Brace
  • Hockey Life - Hannah Sun-Reid
  • Mind Games Golf Course - Megan Logan
  • Protective Armor - Katrina Will
  • Reciprocal Storytelling - Jerrold R. Brandell
  • Recycling the Trash in My Life - Stephanie Niewoehner
  • Red Light, Green Light - Rebecca Fischer
  • Staircase to Success - Pat Lawton
  • Twisted Up Twister - Kimberly Blackmore
  • Wild Monkeys Can Be Calm - Nadine Hartig
  • Worry Balloons - Pauline Youlin-Bartlett

Section5: Self-Esteem

  • Becoming Wonder Woman - Ericka Guerrero
  • Fallen Apples - Jennifer Olmstead
  • Feel Good File - Kelly Walker
  • Kaleidoscope of Hope - Brenda G. DeVries
  • Love Yourself - Lisa Voortman
  • Me CD - Lori Gill
  • Positive Thinking Checkers - Shannon Neil Anderson
  • Positively Painted Desert - Kristin Engberg and Brandy Schumann
  • Self-Perception - Laura Fazio-Griffith
  • We Are All Valuable - Machenzie Lucero
  • Who Is Behind the Mask? - Debra Danilewitz
  • Words in a Bubble - Patti Nicol-Pharo

Section 6: Termination

  • Aloha (Goodbye) Lei - Kellen Lewis and Brandy Schumann
  • Cookie Jar - Liana Lowenstein
  • Garden of Growth - Kelly Cassano
  • Lifesavers - Sueann Kenney-Noziska
  • My Magic Moment - Angela Siu
  • Sands From Our Time - Shab Behzad

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"Liana Lowenstein has gathered a wonderful array of activities to use with children, youth, and families in therapy. It is indeed a creative collection of practical and engaging ideas from therapists from around the world who know what works. The age suitability guides, sectional divisions and clear activity outlines makes this an immensely and immediately usable resource."
- Jacki Short, Registered Psychologist, Sydney, Australia

"This third volume is a compendium of creative therapeutic techniques for use with children, youth, and families. Seasoned therapists, as well as beginners, will find new ways of communicating therapeutic content in developmentally sensitive ways. The book’s user-friendly format helps clinicians match interventions to specific treatment goals and serves as a welcome addition to the field."
- Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S. Author of Play Therapy with Traumatized Children, Brentwood, TN, United States

"I love this Third volume of Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families—it is an excellent resource when working in a focused manner with clients. If you are a clinician that utilizes expressive art activities, games, or varied modalities, you are sure to find additional ideas with this excellent resource."
- Theresa Fraser, CYW, MA, CPT. President, Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy Cambridge, ON, Canada

"In this book, Liana Lowenstein has gathered together more useful assessment and treatment activities from different practitioners. Like the other books in her series, this book is full of creative and playful interventions to engage and assist children in therapy. The activities are set out within a framework, providing the practitioner with clear information about who the activity is appropriate for, the materials and instructions required to undertake the activity and reflective discussions to further clarify the process of the activity. A great resource for Play Therapists, Therapists, Counsellors and Therapeutic Practitioners."
- Sonia Murray, Play Therapist/Social Worker/Director Jogo UK, Northampton, UK