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 Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children

Dr Fiona Zandt and Dr Suzanne Barrett. Foreword by Associate Professor Lesley Bretherton

Quick Overview

Making therapeutic concepts engaging for children, this book full of activities gives clinicians' practical guidance on how to work with children aged 4-12. Using only readily available items, these activities are specifically designed for clinicians to interact with and help children understand their emotions.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 10.98in x 8.50in / 279mm x 216mm, 200pp
ISBN: 9781785920745
$38.99

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Ebook
2017, PDF, 200pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-487-8
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$38.99

Description

Help children to stay on top of "big" feelings like anger, sadness and anxiety with this ingeniously easy-to-use therapy toolkit. Focusing on making therapy for children both purposeful and playful, the book provides 47 activities to transform your sessions using everyday materials and a variety of tried-and-tested therapy models.

The authors deliver sage advice on how to work with children, adapting your approach for different age groups and judging how and when to involve parents and teachers. The handy reference table allows you to quickly fish out the perfect activity for the moment, according to the emotion the child is experiencing, or the therapeutic method needed. With its winning mix of creative resources and clinical expertise, all wrapped up in a simple and practical format, this is the ideal companion for both new and experienced therapists working with children aged 4-12.

Reviews

'This should be a very helpful handbook for the child mental health field.'
- Professor Margot Prior, Honorary Professor in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

'This text provides an excellent guide which will be useful for inexperienced and experienced therapists alike, based on clinical experience and practical, engaging methods. It promotes a thoughtful orientation to working with children and includes a broad range of creative activities for use with children and families.'
- Professor Vicki Anderson, Head of Psychology at the Royal Children's Hospital, with 30+ years of clinical experiences working with children and their families

'The great strength of this book lies in the organization, practical format and respectful presentation, which both newly-qualified and experienced clinicians can adapt to their therapeutic practice with children.'
- Associate Professor Lesley Bretherton, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

'This is an essential handbook for mental health professionals working collaboratively and respectfully with children and their families. It outlines playful therapeutic approaches to help children identify and communicate difficult feelings and to develop effective coping strategies.'
- Dr Deborah Hutchins, Clinical Psychologist, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

'A wonderful book for both new and experienced practitioners across all disciplines. With a focus on family inclusive practice throughout ... the interventions are both creative and inspiring! An extremely valuable resource for anyone working therapeutically with children.'
- Fran Craig, Mental Health Clinician, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Melbourne, Australia

Authors

Foreword by: Lesley Bretherton

Resources

Click here for one downloadable PDF, including the photocopiable templates featured in the book.