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Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth

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Liana Lowenstein

  • Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth

128 pages
Interest Age: 4 to 16
ISBN: 9780968519905

This best-selling collection is filled with creative assessment and treatment interventions to help clients identify feelings, learn coping strategies, enhance social skills, and elevate self-esteem. A wealth of innovative, practical tools for practitioners working with children in individual, group, and family counselling.

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth is a collection of therapeutic activities for use with child and adolescents in individual, group or family counselling. Taking familiar and appealingly activities such as toys, board games, stories and crafts, they have been transformed into therapeutic interventions in order to reduce the level of threat and to encourage the acceptance of counselling. The structured activities are designed to address a wide range of clients including children dealing with family violence, divorce, grief and loss, chronic or terminal illness, substance abuse, anger management, and placement in out-of-home care.

Many professionals from a number of disciplines, including social work, psychology, child a counselling, correctional services, and child psychiatry, will find this book invaluable. The activities can be used in a variety of settings such as children's mental health centres, hospitals, child welfare agencies, youth detention settings, and schools. Activities are geared to 4-16 year-old clients.

Includes reproducible worksheets, sample forms, and theoretical overview for practitioners.

Also downloadable link for Free Resource:

Favorite Therapeutic Activities for Children, Youth and Families: - Practitioners Share Their Most effective Interventions. This is a creative collection of assessment and treatment techniques for individual, group, and family therapy.

"Mental health professionals are sure to find a number of creative ideas that they can put right to use in their practice. Highly recommended."
- Charles E. Schaefer, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology and Director of Psychological Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Author of Foundations of Play Therapy and Innovative Psychotherapy Techniques in Children and Adolescent Therapy

"This work by Liana Lowenstein is the essence of creativity itself. The activities are based on sound developmental principles and grounded in a rich understanding of the psychological issues that children and youth struggle with. The book is written in a clear and accessible format that all those who work with troubled children will find imaginative and inspirational. Truly, a fine addition to the professional bookshelf."
- William S. Rowe, Ph.D., Director, School of Social Work, McGill University Author of Children and Violence: Our Individual, Family, and Collective Responsibility and Social Work Practice and Social Justice

"Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth is a must for every therapist working with children and adolescents. Liana Lowenstein has a way of presenting techniques in a clear and practical manner. Clinicians will find the material in this text to be simple yet innovative. I highly recommend this book as a valuable resource for anyone who works with troubled youth."
- Sandra Foster, MA. President, Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy

"Aptly named, this resource is filled with creative interventions that help our youth to navigate the troubled waters of childhood.  Covering topics that range from emotional literacy to self-esteem building, the techniques presented are both practical and playful. The flexible format of the book allows room for interventions to be used for individual, family or group sessions.  Mental health professionals who work with children and families will find this a valuable addition to their libraries."
- Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S. Author of Digging for Buried Treasure: 52 Prop-Based Play Therapy Interventions