A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups.
Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision.
New to This Edition: * Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy. * Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions. The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten with new case material on the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, is a leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy and art in healthcare. She is a research psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, and has had over 25 years of experience and education in trauma intervention and disaster relief and integrative approaches to health.
Cathy has published numerous books, including:
Handbook of Art Therapy (1st and 2nd eds.),
Understanding Children’s Drawings, all of which are standards in the field.
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Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance - A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle... More info