Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families:
Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques
In this comprehensive resource, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children of all ages and their families. Activities address a range of issues including, Feelings Expression, Social Skills, Self-Esteem, and Termination. A “must have” for mental health professionals seeking to add creative interventions to their repertoire.
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"Liana Lowenstein is well known in the field of children’s mental health and continually offers practical and effective tools and activities for clinicians to use in their work. In this book she has gathered a diverse collection of helpful techniques from a diverse group of professionals. Anyone working with children, youth or families are sure to find many activities which can be quickly and easily utilized in their clinical work. This book is a must have resource."
—- Greg Lubimiv, MSW, CPT-S, Phoenix Centre, Pembroke, ON
"A delightful addition to the world of play therapy techniques! This well-organized volume, with over 50 contributors, offers a wide variety of activities in a quick and easy format for busy clinicians. It will surely become a well-used book for practitioners seeking creative and therapeutically-stimulating interventions for their child and teen clients. Highly recommended!"
—- Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, MA, RPT-S, Astor Home for Children, Poughkeepsie, NY
"Every so often a true gem is discovered in the field of child therapy that quickly becomes the gold standard. Liana Lowenstein skillfully selected some of today’s best clinicians and combines their favorite techniques into a true treasure. Anyone who wants to help children, teens, and families overcome obstacles will want this book. I can’t wait to implement these activities in my practice!"
—- Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, Healing Kidz, Lake Charles, LA
"This book is truly is a treasure trove for anyone working directively with children, groups, or families. It is worth its weight both in the credibility of the activities and also in the inspiration and creativity behind the ethos of the volume."
—- Chandrika Meeten, PG Dip., M.A.
2008, 181 pages, Paperback
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