An innovative collection of therapeutic games, art techniques, and stories to help children of divorce express feelings, deal with loyalty binds, disengage from parental conflict, address anger and self-blame, and learn coping strategies. Includes a theoretical overview for practitioners, a sample treatment plan, and a reproducible handout to give parents. Also contains a ten-week curriculum that can be used in therapy or support groups. A much needed resource for counsellors, therapists, and group facilitators.
“What a delightful collection of exercises. I will certainly recommend it to therapists in this line of work.” —- Richard A. Warshak, Ph.D. Author of Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond From a Vindictive Ex.
“Ms. Lowenstein has developed an informative resource that includes both creative and practical techniques for use with children experiencing divorce. This book is now a part of my professional library and I will use it often!” —-Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC, RPT-S Board Certified Diplomate, Past President of the Association for Play Therapy
“Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce broadens the scope of engaging and relevant therapeutic tools for clinicians working with children of separation/divorce. This manual effectively integrates theory and creative technique in working with this population of children. It is a valuable asset to both the novice and experienced clinician.” —-Dr. Helen Radovanovic, C.Psych.
“Here is a wonderful collection of practical, creative activities to add to your repertoire of exercises when working with children of divorce. It provides pick-and-choose solutions for a variety of children’s situations.” —-Vicki Lansky Author of Divorce Book for Parents and It’s Not Your Fault KoKo Bear
“This book contains positive and practical approaches to working with children experiencing divorce. The common issues for children and young people living through such changes including their feelings of loss and guilt, concerns about dating and remarriage, as well as coping and looking to the future are sensitively addressed. Useful suggestions around assessment and therapeutic management are considered for individual, group and family counselling. I particularly liked the air hockey game that cleverly addressed the challenges for so many young people of living between two homes.” –Jacki Short, M,Ed.(Adult Ed.) MAPS Registered Psychologist, Sydney, Australia
Liana Lowenstein is the owner and founder of Champion Press and author of numerous publications. Her most recent work is the Cory series of books that focus on helping children cope with challenging issues such as divorce and sexual abuse.
Liana is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Play Therapist and Supervisor who has been working with children and their families since 1988. She is known as a dynamic speaker and presents trainings internationally on topics related to child and family therapy.
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