Book Title: More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth
Publisher: Champion Pr
Author: Liana Lowenstein
This sequel is filled with more creative assessment and treatment techniques for use in individual, group, and family settings. The book begins with a variety of engagement and assessment activities providing clinicians with strategies to build therapeutic rapport and diagnostic tools to assist in treatment planning. The remaining four chapters provide activities to help children and teens identify feeling states, cope with emotional difficulties, manage anger, strengthen interpersonal skills, and enhance self-esteem. There are also techniques to deal with challenging client behavior. Each activity is described within a framework that recommends age suitability, preferred treatment modality, and appropriate stage of treatment. Materials needed to complete the activity are outlined. Several activities include worksheets that may be reproduced for use with clients. The book includes detailed instructions for all activities and a discussion section that further clarifies application and process. Activities are geared to 4-16 year-olds. Mental health professionals and teachers will find this book invaluable.