Creative Family Therapy Techniques

Creative Family Therapy Techniques

Practitioners from divergent theoretical orientations, work settings, or client specializations will find a plethora of stimulating and useable clinical interventions in this book.

Author: Liana Lowenstein

Publisher: Champion Press (Canada)

ISBN: 0968519962

Category: Art therapy for children

Page: 313

View: 533

Bringing together an array of highly creative contributors, this comprehensive resource presents a unique collection of assessment and treatment techniques. Contributors illustrate how play, art, drama, and other approaches can effectively engage families and help them resolve complex problems. Practitioners from divergent theoretical orientations, work settings, or client specialisations will find a plethora of stimulating and useable clinical interventions in this book.
Categories: Art therapy for children

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children Adolescents and Families

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children  Adolescents  and Families

Contains instructions and resources for activities to help children who have been referred for therapy maintain interest and motivation during the process, including assessment and treatment interventions, and providing activities that ...

Author: Liana Lowenstein

Publisher: Champion Press (Canada)

ISBN: 0968519970

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 403

Contains instructions and resources for activities to help children who have been referred for therapy maintain interest and motivation during the process, including assessment and treatment interventions, and providing activities that address key emotional and behavioral competencies, with listings of recommended ages, goals, and materials needed for each activity.
Categories: Psychology

Positive Psychology and Family Therapy

Positive Psychology and Family Therapy

Offering therapists with no previous introduction to positive psychology a solid foundation, this text includes essential discussion of family interventions and techniques that demonstrate positive family therapy, as well as case examples ...

Author: Collie Wyatt Conoley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470473851

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 744

An affirming guide equipping family therapists to effectively incorporate positive psychology within their practices The next step in the evolution of family therapy, positive psychology has enabled family therapists to help families—whatever their form—to build upon their strengths, overcome dysfunction, and move to new levels of harmony and thriving. Positive Psychology and Family Therapy: Creative Techniques and Practical Tools for Guiding Change and Enhancing Growth integrates positive psychology into traditional family therapy, presenting therapists with best-practice wisdom and evidence-based clinical tools to help?turn dysfunctional or troubled families into flourishing families. Contributing a unique perspective to the field that combines the research, practice, and theory associated with the latest in positive psychology and family therapy, Positive Psychology and Family Therapy equips therapists to cultivate virtues, such as empathy, kindness, responsibility, involvement, social justice, work ethic, teamwork, purpose, and volunteerism. Filled with homework assignments and exercises that integrate positive techniques and interventions, this book establishes and promotes the family as the basic building block of the individual and the community. Offering therapists with no previous introduction to positive psychology a solid foundation, this text includes essential discussion of family interventions and techniques that demonstrate positive family therapy, as well as case examples that bring the concepts covered to life in real and accessible scenarios. Authors Collie Conoley and Jane Close Conoley draw from their years of experience working with families to offer an integrated, practical?approach that allows family therapists to utilize positive psychology principles effectively within their practices.
Categories: Psychology

Cory Helps Kids Cope with Divorce

Cory Helps Kids Cope with Divorce

Ages 4 to 8 years. This book is part of the "Cory Series" to help children cope with challenging issues. This version presents engaging activities to help very young clients cope with divorce.

Author: Liana Lowenstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 0968519989

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 125

View: 143

This book is part of the Cory series to help children cope with challenging issues. This version presents engaging activities to help very young clients cope with divorce. Cory, the central character in the story, helps children gradually confront and process their feelings and reactions related to the divorce. Therapeutic games, art, and other playful activities are incorporated to lower the threat level of therapy and engage children in treatment. Questions and re-enforcers are woven throughout the story to captivate and sustain the child's interest in the story, and to evaluate and encourage the child's integration of the material. Includes a reproducible story, activities, and detailed parent handouts. Ages 4-8. Original.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Play in Family Therapy Second Edition

Play in Family Therapy  Second Edition

New to This Edition *Incorporates 20 years of clinical experience and the ongoing development of Gil's influential integrative approach. *All-new case material. *Discusses how current brain research can inform creative interventions. ...

Author: Eliana Gil

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462526451

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 609

This classic volume, now completely revised, has helped tens of thousands of therapists integrate play therapy and family therapy techniques in clinical practice. Eliana Gil demonstrates a broad range of verbal and nonverbal strategies for engaging all family members--including those who are ambivalent toward therapy--and tailoring interventions for different types of presenting problems. Numerous case examples illustrate ways to effectively use puppets, storytelling, art making, the family play genogram, drama, and other expressive techniques with children, adolescents, and their parents. Gil offers specific guidance for becoming a more flexible, creative practitioner and shows how recent advances in neuroscience support her approach. Photographs of client artwork are included. New to This Edition *Incorporates 20 years of clinical experience and the ongoing development of Gil's influential integrative approach. *All-new case material. *Discusses how current brain research can inform creative interventions. *Heightened focus on personal metaphors, complete with detailed suggestions for exploring and processing them.
Categories: Psychology

Play Therapy with Preteens

Play Therapy with Preteens

This book presents integrative models of play therapy that incorporate expressive arts and evidence-informed interventions when working with preadolescents from a play-based context.

Author: Eric Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538108628

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 292

This book presents integrative models of play therapy that incorporate expressive arts and evidence-informed interventions when working with preadolescents from a play-based context. It covers play therapy with preadolescents, integrating expressive arts like music, movement, play, sand, and poetry into treatment, along with familial involvement.
Categories: Psychology

Doing Family Therapy

Doing Family Therapy

Includes a history of the family therapy field as well as good summaries of various
schools of thought. Schwartz, R. (1997). ... Creative family therapy techniques:
Play, art, and expressive activities to engage children in family sessions. Toronto:
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Author: Robert Taibbi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462521210

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 914

Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. New to This Edition Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field. Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance. More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments. Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems. See also the author's Doing Couple Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.
Categories: Psychology

Family Play Therapy

Family Play Therapy

Family play therapy and play therapy need not be exclusionary.

Author: Charles Schaefer

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461628484

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 322

View: 307

Family play therapy and play therapy need not be exclusionary. The two approaches actually can enhance and enrich each other. While each therapist ultimately will use his or her own ideas in the critical combining of both methods, Family Play Therapy offers various possibilities and as such, helps therapists to help their family patients to be readily engaged in treatment and to experience therapy as a fun, inclusive, transforming time together.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Counseling Techniques

Counseling Techniques

Improving Relationships with Others, Ourselves, Our Families, and Our
Environment Rosemary A. Thompson. Perry ... Creative family therapy
techniques: Play, art and expressive therapies to engage children in family
sessions (pp. 12–13).

Author: Rosemary A. Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134614417

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

View: 889

The third edition of Counseling Techniques follows in its predecessors’ steps, presenting the art and science of counseling in a clear and common-sense manner that makes it accessible for counseling students and seasoned practitioners alike. New to this edition are chapters on play therapy and a host of other updates that illustrate ways to use different techniques in different situations. Counseling Techniques stresses the need to recognize and treat the client within the context of culture, ethnicity, interpersonal resources, and systemic support, and it shows students how to meet these needs using more than five hundred treatment techniques, each of which is accompanied by step-by-step procedures and evaluation methods.
Categories: Psychology

Working with High Risk Adolescents

Working with High Risk Adolescents

This innovative book focuses on helping high-risk adolescents and their families rapidly resolve long-standing difficulties.

Author: Matthew D. Selekman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529735

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

View: 309

This innovative book focuses on helping high-risk adolescents and their families rapidly resolve long-standing difficulties. Matthew D. Selekman spells out a range of solution-focused strategies and other techniques, illustrating their implementation with vivid case examples. His approach augments individual and family sessions with collaborative meetings that enlist the strengths of the adolescent's social network and key helping professionals from larger systems. User-friendly features include checklists, sample questions to aid in relationship building and goal setting, and reproducible forms that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Blending family therapy science with therapeutic artistry, the book significantly refines and updates the approach originally presented in Selekman's Pathways to Change.ÿ ÿ
Categories: Psychology

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

families as being cohesive and moderately hierarchical or as having clear
generational boundaries. ... In L. Lowenstein (Ed.), Creative family therapy
techniques: Play, art, and expressive therapies to engage children in family
sessions (pp.

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462524518

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 342

Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful, well-established approaches applicable to a broad range of childhood problems. Activities, needed materials, and variations of each technique are succinctly described. Of critical importance for today's evidence-based practitioner, each chapter also includes a historical perspective on the technique at hand, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, and a review of relevant empirical findings. The book enables readers to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and rapidly incorporate them into practice.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Family Therapy

Handbook of Family Therapy

Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well.

Author: Thomas L. Sexton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136340123

Category: Psychology

Page: 574

View: 302

Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts: • Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs • Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field • Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive • Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice • Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings. Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.
Categories: Psychology

Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety

Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety

Ages 6 to 12 years.

Author: Liana Lowenstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 0995172501

Category:

Page: 168

View: 136

Ages 6 to 12 years. Packed with innovative cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help child clinicians engage, assess, and treat children with a variety of anxiety symptoms and disorders. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other creative activities address the key components of CBT: Psychoeducation, relaxation, affective expression, cognitive coping, exposure, and parent training. Includes practical strategies for overcoming common clinical challenges plus interventions and handouts for parents. An invaluable resource for mental health practitioners seeking creative ways to make CBT engaging and child-friendly.
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Creative Counseling Techniques

Creative Counseling Techniques

Counseling does not have to be a slow process. Creative techniques can be used to make counseling more active, to dramatize points and heighten awareness, and to enhance learning because people are visual learners.

Author: Edward E. Jacobs

Publisher: Psychological Assessment Resources Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063095908

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

View: 314

Counseling does not have to be a slow process. Creative techniques can be used to make counseling more active, to dramatize points and heighten awareness, and to enhance learning because people are visual learners. The therapist/trainer presents a variety of creative techniques with samples of counselor/client dialog. Readers also will learn how to use props, chairs, and movement in working with individuals and groups.
Categories: Psychology

Family Therapy

Family Therapy

& This text covers the history of family therapy, multicultural aspects of family therapy, ways of working with various types of families, ethical and legal issues in involved in family therapy, and ways of assessing families.

Author: Samuel T. Gladding

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015047468874

Category: Education

Page: 476

View: 637

The fourth edition of Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice& is a comprehensive and developmental textbook. It covers all aspects of working with families. It begins by helping students understand the differences between functional and dysfunctional families. It then explains basic processes involved in treating couples and families before it delves into a dozen theoretical ways of treating families.& This text covers the history of family therapy, multicultural aspects of family therapy, ways of working with various types of families, ethical and legal issues in involved in family therapy, and ways of assessing families. This is the most thorough and well written text in the field.
Categories: Education

Family Therapy Techniques

Family Therapy Techniques

Integrative approaches tocouple and family therapy.In T.L. Sexton, G.R. Weeks, &
M. S. Robbins (Eds.), Handbook of family therapy. New York: Brunner ... Olsen,
D. C.(1999). Integrative family therapy: Creative pastoral care and counseling.

Author: Jon Carlson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135450670

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

View: 779

Family Therapy Techniques briefly reviews the basic theories of marriage and family therapy. It then goes into treatment models designed to facilitate the tailoring of therapy to specific populations and the integration of techniques from what often seems like disparate theories. Based on the assumption that no single approach is the definitive approach for every situation, the book leads students through multiple perspectives. In teaching students to integrate and tailor techniques, this book asks them to take functional methods and approaches from a variety of theoretical approaches, without attempting to reiterate the theoretical issues and research covered in theories courses.
Categories: Psychology

Play Therapy with Adolescents

Play Therapy with Adolescents

How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents.

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9781461630005

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 228

Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents. The chapters, written by experts in the field, offer readers entry into the world of adolescents, showing how to make connections and alliances.
Categories: Psychology

Directive Play Therapy

Directive Play Therapy

This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of numerous directive play therapy techniques and interventions that are empirically validated and can be adapted for use in clinical, school, group, and family settings.

Author: Elsa Soto Leggett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130662

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 835

Structured, therapist-led approaches to play therapy are becoming increasingly popular due to their time-limited nature and efficacy for such specific disorders as trauma and attachment issues. This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of numerous directive play therapy techniques and interventions that are empirically validated and can be adapted for use in clinical, school, group, and family settings. Designed for both students and practitioners, the text addresses the theoretical bases for these approaches and provides in-depth, practical guidance for their use. The book describes how directive play therapies differ from nondirective therapies and illustrates best practices in using directive techniques. It examines such diverse approaches as cognitive behavioral, solution focused, sensorimotor, and the use of creative arts in play therapy. Each approach is covered in terms of its theoretical foundation, research basis, specific techniques for practice, and a case example. The text describes how to adapt directive play therapy techniques for use in various contexts, such as with families, in groups, and in schools. Helpful templates for treatment planning and case documentation are also included, making the book a valuable resource for both training courses and practicing professionals in play therapy, clinical mental health counseling, child counseling, school counseling, child and family social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical child psychology. Key Features: Delivers step-by-step guidance for using directive play therapy techniques--the first book to do so Addresses theoretical basis, research support, and practical techniques for a diverse range of therapies Covers varied settings and contexts including school, clinical, group, and family settings Includes case studies Provides templates for treatment planning and case documentation
Categories: Education

The Therapist s Notebook for Family Health Care

The Therapist s Notebook for Family Health Care

Situated in four unique subject-specific sections for quick reference, this text covers a broad scope of common problems. Also included is a bonus section focusing on thoughtful suggestions for self-care and professional development.

Author: Deanna Linville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136862489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 270

View: 770

Effective interventions to help your clients deal with illness, disability, grief, and loss The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care presents creative interventions for working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with illness, loss, and disability. This book offers creative resources like homework, handouts, and activities, and effective, field-tested interventions to provide counselors with useful information on specific family dynamics and topics. It equips mental health clinicians with practical therapeutic activities to use in their work with clients struggling with health care or grief issues. The effects of illness, disability, and loss in everyday life can be profound. Besides the individual repercussions, these challenges also affect the lives of the family and social networks of those individuals experiencing them. The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care brings together the knowledge and experience of over 30 experts in the field for a unique collection that therapists and clients alike will find immediately useful. Situated in four unique subject-specific sections for quick reference, this text covers a broad scope of common problems. Also included is a bonus section focusing on thoughtful suggestions for self-care and professional development. Some of the many topics and techniques presented in The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care include: conducting interviews using the biopsychosocial-spiritual method using the Family System Test (FAST) to explore clients’ experiences with their healthcare system and providers increasing social support to manage chronic illness coping and adapting to developmental changes, challenges, and opportunities using a patient education tool in family therapy helping children (and their families) to manage pain through knowledge and diaphragmatic breathing creating a personal “superhero” for a child as a means to empowerment and relief of anxiety facilitating family problems using scatterplots building functional perspective of self and others in clients with Asperger Syndrome quilting as a meaning-making intervention for HIV/AIDS empowering terminally-ill patients to say goodbye to their young children in meaningful ways and many more! With a wealth of tables, charts, handouts, and bibliotherapy resources for clients; readings and resources for clinicians; and case vignettes, The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care is an excellent resource for a wide variety of practitioners, including, counselors, psychologists, social workers, grief workers, hospice workers, health psychologists, and medical social workers. It is also an ideal text for psychotherapy and counseling students and educators.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Family Therapy

Family Therapy

... technique. His approach was highly interactional, flexible, engaging, and
creative. ... She further reinforced, through her therapeutic interventions, the
family's central and critical function of enhancing the selfesteem of its members.
As will be ...

Author: Janice M. Rasheed

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483305356

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

View: 651

This text offers a straightforward, comprehensive overview of both traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques as well as a discussion of clinical issues unique to family therapy practice. Aiming to prepare students to develop beginning proficiency in family therapy, the authors outline major family therapy models in detail, including a step by step description of concepts, theories, skills, and techniques as well as a history of each model and its conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The text also provides extensive case illustrations of family interviews that identify the specific stages, clinical issues, concepts, theories and techniques associated with each model. This core text is designed for graduate level courses such as Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Family Systems Theory, and Family Counseling in departments of social work, psychology, nursing, education, or human services.
Categories: Psychology