Using Story Telling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351372319

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1886

This practical handbook begins with the philosophy and psychology underpinning the therapeutic value of story telling. It shows how to use story telling as a therapeutic tool with children and how to make an effective response when a child tells a story to you. It is an essential accompaniment to the "Helping Children with Feelings" series and covers issues such as: Why story telling is such a good way of helping children with their feelings? What resources you may need in a story-telling session? How to construct your own therapeutic story for a child? What to do when children tell stories to you? Things to do and say when working with a child's story.

Helping Children with Loss

A Guidebook

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135169314X

Category: Education

Page: 89

View: 2298

This is a guidebook to help children who: are suffering from the pain of loss or separation from someone or something they love deeply; have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die; are obsessed with their absent parent; have lost someone they love, but have never really mourned; are trying to manage all their painful feelings of loss by themselves; feel that they have lost the love of someone they love deeply; are suffering from separation anxiety; and are adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent terribly. Helping Children with Loss Using this engaging story and practical guidebook you can help children suffering from the pain of loss or separation. They may be: grieving for the death of a parent, relative or important friend; obsessed with an absent parent; struggling to mourn a loss; trying to manage all of their painful feelings by themselves; suffering from separation anxiety; and adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent.

Handbuch des therapeutischen Erzählens

Geschichten und Metaphern in Psychotherapie, Kinder- und Familientherapie, Heilkunde, Coaching und Supervision

Author: Stefan Hammel

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608103937

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

View: 1034

Für alle gängigen Therapieformen stellt die Einbeziehung therapeutischer Geschichten und Metaphern eine Bereicherung dar. Denn sie wirken direkt auf das Unbewusste. Das Handbuch bietet für alle häufig vorkommenden Störungen Texte an, die direkt übernommen oder auch abgewandelt werden können, und es erklärt, wie man sie sinnvoll einsetzt. Geschichten und Metaphern wirken auf die Seele, denn sie sprechen unbewusste Instanzen in uns an. Die Lösung eines Problems wird dem Unbewussten überlassen, dessen Suchmöglichkeiten nachweislich reicher sind als das rationale Denken. Das »Handbuch des therapeutischen Erzählens« ist die erste umfassende Veröffentlichung zu dieser kreativen Interventionsform. Sie bietet zweierlei: - eine Fülle vom Autor selbst erdachter therapeutischer Metaphern und Geschichten, aufgeschlüsselt nach Problemstellungen und therapeutischen Zielen. Sie lassen sich wie Bausteine in die eigene therapeutische Arbeit integrieren. - einen Methodenteil, der z. B. Aufschluss darüber gibt, wie Suggestion funktioniert, welche Erzähltypen wie wirken und wie Geschichten dialogisch entwickelt werden. Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten aller Schulen und in Beratung Tätige erwartet ein Fundus an Texten, die nach individuellem Bedarf abgewandelt werden können und die therapeutische Arbeit elegant ergänzen.

The Therapeutic Powers of Play

20 Core Agents of Change

Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416589

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 2705

"Focusing on the specific ingredients that activate clinicalchange, this book is enhanced by current research, more amplescope, and an array of contributions in contemporary and relevanttopic areas. It is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding.This is a stunning contribution to the field of child therapy." —Eliana Gil, PhD, Gil Institute for Trauma Recoveryand Education A practical look at how play therapy can promote mentalhealth wellness in children and adolescents Revised and expanded, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, SecondEdition explores the powerful effects that play therapy has ondifferent areas within a child or adolescent's life: communication,emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personalstrengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes—renownedexperts in the field of play therapy—discuss the differentinterventions and components of treatment that can move clients tochange. Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying awide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in eachchapter for use in clinical practice, including: Direct teaching Indirect teaching Self-expression Relationship enhancement Attachment formation Catharsis Stress inoculation Creative problem solving Self-esteem Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoreticalviewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for playand child therapists of all levels of experience and theoreticalorientations.

Storytelling and Other Activities for Children in Therapy

Author: Johanna Slivinske,Lee Slivinske

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015308

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 7652

A comprehensive collection of hundreds of thought-provoking stories and activities for use in the treatment of children confronting difficult situations Storytelling and Other Activities for Children in Therapy provides professionals with the knowledge, insight, and tools to help children (ages 6 to 12) and their families work through their treatment issues using storytelling and other activities. This invaluable guide includes helpful activity sheets that gradually progress through four levels of inquiry, representing readiness for self-disclosure. Imaginative and easy-to-use, the stories and activities in this book are tied to relevant practice issues, including: Illness and disability School issues Anger and behavioral issues Social adjustment and shyness Divorce and parental separation Domestic violence Community violence Trauma and child abuse Substance abuse Death With an accompanying website allowing therapists to personalize and print stories as well as activity sheets to meet their needs and those of their clients, Storytelling and Other Activities for Children in Therapy is an important tool in easing the pain of emotionally hurt children towards a discovery of their inner strengths and resilience for life. These resources can be accessed at www.wiley.com/go/slivinske.

Child Psychotherapy

Integrating Developmental Theory into Clinical Practice

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106749

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 3132

All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Wie ich zum besten Schlagzeuger der Welt wurde - und warum

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646922788

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4720

Also, eigentlich schien mir mein Leben immer ganz normal. Zumindest bis zum 7. Oktober. Ich bin ein rappeldürrer Spinner namens Steven, am Schlagzeug habe ich die lockersten Handgelenke der Schule, das schönste Mädchen der Klasse beachtet mich nicht und ich muss mich mit meinem nervigen kleinen Bruder Jeff herumschlagen. Aber wie gesagt, dann kam der 7. Oktober, der Tag, als Jeff plötzlich ins Krankenhaus kam; nichts war mehr wie vorher und meine ganze Familie wurde aus ihrer Umlaufbahn getragen ... Trotzdem, mein großes Schlagzeugsolo auf dem Schulkonzert lass ich mir doch dadurch nicht verderben! Wofür habe ich schließlich ein Jahr lang geübt?!

Foundations of Play Therapy

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118013263

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 864

The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens

Using Metaphors in Therapy

Author: George W. Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118428897

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 2427

A comprehensive guide to understanding and using storytelling intherapy with kids and teens "George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkableability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that canteach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 HealingStories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kidsand teens learn these life lessons early on, providing themopportunities for getting help and even learning to thinkpreventively." -Michael D. Yapko, PhD | Author of Breaking the Patterns ofDepression and Hand-Me-Down Blues "George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancingmetaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundationsduring the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of theConfucian story referred to in the book-teaching, showing, andinvolving-readers should increase their understanding of howstories can be used therapeutically." -Richard G. Whiteside, MSW | Author of The Art of Using and LosingControl and Working with Difficult Clients: A Practical Guide toBetter Therapy "A treasure trove for parents and for professionals in thechild-development fields." -Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD | Director, The Milton H. EricksonFoundation Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy withchildren and adolescents-helping them develop the skills to copewith and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases,stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kidsand teens might not want to discuss directly. 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforwardadvice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety oftherapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people,this unique resource can be combined with other inventive andevidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and dramatherapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, andcognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for newclinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns's latest workdelivers a unique combination-information on incorporatingstorytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips forcreating original therapeutic stories. Innovative chapters include: * Guidance for effective storytelling * Using metaphors effectively * Where to get ideas for healing stories * Planning and presenting healing stories * Teaching parents to use healing stories In addition, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens includes dozensof story ideas designed to address a variety of issues, suchas: * Enriching learning * Teaching self-care * Changing patterns of behavior * Managing relationships, emotions, and life challenges * Creating helpful thoughts * Developing life skills and problem-solving techniques

Play Therapy Today

Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers

Author: Eileen Prendiville,Justine Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113500904X

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 8221

Play Therapy Today brings together the work of renowned practitioners and academics currently working and researching in therapeutic play and play therapy, and presents a range of ground-breaking methods for practising with groups, individuals, and parents and carers. Providing an overview of new or revitalised topics in play therapy, each chapter presents the relevant theoretical underpinnings and principles of practice, a guide to implementing the method and case study vignettes of the approach in practice. The three sections include chapters on: the Therapeutic Touchstone model and the development of the therapeutic relationship, an overview of the use of individual play therapy techniques with children in a hospital setting, and an overview of Yasenik and Gardner’s Play Therapy Dimensions Model with an in-depth exploration of the dimension of consciousness from both a theoretical and practical, play-based orientation. Jennings’ Embodiment-Project-Role model and its implementation in group work, the practical use of puppets in educational and therapeutic settings, the therapeutic value of working with groups in the outdoors, and the use of play in groups for children with a variety of sensory, intellectual and physical disabilities. Stagnitti’s adaptation of the ‘Learn to Play’ programme for parent/carer use, Group Theraplay with peer groups and parent/child dyads and how a neurosequential approach supports case conceptualization and play therapy practice with families. The book provides practitioners with up-to-date, effective and practical techniques that they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and their families. It is an important resource for trainee, newly qualified and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and trainers. It will also be of interest to social workers, teachers, psychologists, child psychotherapists and other health professionals.

Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children

Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect

Author: Richard Kagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136763775

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 7746

Learn to build the trust you need to help children in crisis! Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children: Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect is a therapeutic guide to helping troubled children move beyond the traumatic experiences that haunt them. Author Dr. Richard Kagan, Director of Psychological Services for Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany, New York, presents comprehensive information on how to understand—and surmount—the impact of loss, neglect, separation, and violence on children’s development, how to discover and foster strengths in children and their families, and how to rebuild connections and hope for children who are at risk of harm to themselves and others. This unique book is designed to be used in tandem with Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children (Haworth), an innovative workbook that helps children develop the self-esteem they need to overcome the worries and fears of their past through a creative arts approach that fosters positive values and a sense of pride. Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children helps children move from negative or suppressed memories to a more positive perspective, not by denying hardships, but by drawing strength from the supportive people in their lives. Practitioners can use the book as a framework and detailed guide to assessment, engagement, development of service plans, and implementation of attachment and trauma therapy. The book is a comprehensive model for working to build the trust necessary before other trauma therapy approaches can be successfully initiated. Topics examined in Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children include: attachment theory and research types of attachment problems PTSD behaviors permanency work with children in placement ADHD, bipolar, and RAD cognitive behavioral therapies storytelling therapies the myth of perfection neuropsychological patterns and much more! Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children is a rich resource for practitioners, academics, parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, and anyone working to show troubled children how to learn from the past, resolve problems in the present, and build a better future.

Overcoming Loss

Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's Grief and Loss

Author: Julia Sorensen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428135

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 6347

Overcoming Loss is a photocopiable resource that addresses childrens' feeling of loss, which can arise from changing communities, schools, moving house, divorce or the death of a parent or grandparent. Children are limited to a vocabulary of broad emotions like 'happy', 'sad' and 'angry', and are often unable to articulate their grief in words. This can impair their long-term emotional development. The activities in Overcoming Loss use the power of play and creative arts to give the grieving child the language to identify subtle feelings, such as shame, despair and jealousy. Designed to encourage social and emotional learning, these exercises employ play, art and story-telling to access the ways in which children naturally express their feelings, and offers opportunities for parents and professionals to direct the child towards understanding their emotions. Parents, teachers, counsellors and anyone working with children between the ages of 4 and 8 who are dealing with a loss will find this resource a practical and effective tool.

The Legacy of Vietnam Veterans and Their Families

Survivors of War: Catalysts for Change

Author: Dennis K. Rhoades,Michael R. Leaveck,James C. Hudson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788132551

Category:

Page: 520

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41 papers from 70 authors from the 1994 national symposium on the aftermath of Vietnam. Authorities and doctors of medicine and psychology speak out on the effects of Vietnam on vets. and their families. Topics include: the children of vets. with post-traumatic stress disorder; the potential for change in the delivery of services to vets.; rural vets.: traumas and transition; building on the experiences of the Agent Orange class assistance program; lingering consequences of the Vietnam War: vet. families with children with disabilities or chronic illness, etc.

Therapeutic Work with Sexually Abused Children

Author: Randall Easton Wickham,Janet West

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969693

Category: Psychology

Page: 195

View: 4311

`This book is a practical and supportive guide for the professionals facing this traumatic subject. [It] is easily readable' - Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health `Therapeutic Work With Sexually Abused Children locates the practice experience of the authors within a rigorous theoretical framework and is a readable and useable guide to the complexities of helping children and adolescents who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse' - Youth & Policy `It is refreshing to find child therapists ready to engage with sexually abused children by incorporating trauma theory and research, addressing child protection and seeing themselves as part of a team that includes the carers. The authors provide an overview of phases of treatment, theoretical considerations and essential skills. They emphasize the importance of relationship and explore its impact on the therapist. Their approach is creative and child-centered. Case vignettes, poems and exercises promote empathy with the child's perspective. There is a useful chapter on cultural issues and the needs of children in alternative care... this is an excellent primer for the child's helping network' - Community Care `This is an excellent book for workers seeking to respond more effectively to child victims of abuse' - David Pearson, Caring Magazine Therapeutic Work with Sexually Abused Children is a creative and practical guide for professionals working directly with those who have suffered sexual abuse and for their carers. The trauma of sexual abuse experienced in childhood can be severe and enduring. Therapeutic support is offered to help both the child and the family cope with psychological or emotional difficulties both currently and in later life. Therapists must be able to respond effectively to the child victim in a sensitive and timely way which prioritizes the needs of each child. Drawing on their experience as practitioners, the authors explore the reactions which children commonly experience following abuse and examine the tasks of the therapist in responding to them. This book explores the counselling of children who have been abused rather than adult survivors of child abuse. The book will benefit from the combined experiences of one US author and one UK author.

What children can tell us

eliciting, interpreting, and evaluating critical information from children

Author: James Garbarino,Frances M. Stott,Erikson Institute

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

View: 8491

This wise, insightful book helps adults make sense of what children tell them. It provides an authoritative guide to obtaining and evaluating information from children about abuse and other stressful situations and helps adults communicate with children in a variety of settings.

Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents

Play, Symbol, Drawing, and Storytelling Strategies

Author: David A. Crenshaw, PhD

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 146163203X

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 9724

This book addresses the challenges faced when children who refuse to talk, children who lack psychological mindedness, teens who experience a strong aversion to the influence of any adult, and children and teens who mask their woundedness by hostility or diffidence show up for therapy. This book does not push one therapeutical or theoretical approach over another but specifically describes useful tools that can be utilized within a wide range of approaches.

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills Across the Primary Curriculum

Author: Jennifer M. Fox Eades

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843103044

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

View: 6169

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories.

Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told

Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life

Author: Jeffrey Kottler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199328277

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5056

This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.