Eliana Gil has developed an assessment model for practitioners who treat traumatized children. The detailed structure and format helps explore the child’s overall functioning, current clinical symptoms, their perceptions of caregiver support and helps identify their inner resources.
Eliana Gil has developed an invaluable clinical tool for practitioners who treat traumatized children. In this comprehensive Extended Play-Based manual, she offers an array of non-directive and directive interventions that facilitate children externalizing their innermost thoughts and feelings without feeling threatened. The structure, format, and rationale of Extended Play-Based Developmental Assessments are detailed in a user-friendly format. This model reveals children’s overall functioning, current clinical symptoms, impact of trauma, their perceptions of caregiver support and also helps identify their inner resources. Interventions including the play genogram created by Eliana Gil, color your feelings, and kinetic family drawing are included. The appendices are filled with relevant forms, suggested play therapy materials process and product related observations, additional play-based activities, and frequently asked questions.
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