This handbook describes in detail different contemporary approaches to group work with children and adolescents. Further, this volume illustrates the application of these models to work with the youth of today, whether victims of trauma, adolescents struggling with LGBT issues, or youth with varying common diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, depression, and anxiety. It offers chapters presenting a variety of clinical approaches written by experts in these approaches, from classic (play therapy and dialectical behavior therapy) to cutting-edge (attachment-based intervention, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy). Because of its broad scope, the book is suitable for a wide audience, from students to first-time group leaders to seasoned practitioners.
Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives. Chapters address issues around appropriate and sensitive therapist-initiated touch, therapeutic approaches that use touch as an intervention in child treatment, and both positive and challenging forms of touch that are initiated by children. In these pages, professionals and students alike will find valuable information on ways to address potential ethical dilemmas, including defining boundaries, working with parents and guardians, documentation, consent forms, cultural considerations, countertransference, and much more. Foreword by Eliana Gil.
Have you ever felt “stuck” when working with a child or adolescent client? What interventions are most helpful when working with resistant clients?
Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw have garnered child and adolescent experts to help novice as well as seasoned clinicians understand and work through such impasses. Contributing experts Bruce Perry, Richard Gaskill, Steven Porges and Theresa Kestly explain the neurobiological effects of trauma, and how they manifest in the body when children “clam up.”
Child & adolescent experts including Anne Stewart, Lennis Echterling, Rise VanFleet, Nancy Boyd Webb, the editors and others provide a plethora of creative evidence based interventions using play, art, movement, and animal-assisted therapies to help children “self regulate” and feel safe. This book is part of the Creative Arts & Play Therapy Series.