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 practical tools for practitioners working with children in individual, group, and family counseling. Activities are geared to 4-16 year-old clients.
"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
"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 resident, Canadian Association for Child and Play 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
"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
Liana Lowenstein is the owner and founder of Champion Press and author of numerous publications. Her most recent work is the Cory series of books that focus on helping children cope with challenging issues such as divorce and sexual abuse.
Liana is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Play Therapist and Supervisor who has been working with children and their families since 1988. She is known as a dynamic speaker and presents trainings internationally on topics related to child and family therapy.
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