Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children by Fiona ZandtCreative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children by Fiona Zandt

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool…

byFiona Zandt, Suzanne BarrettForeword byLesley Bretherton

Paperback | April 21, 2017

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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.

Dr Fiona Zandt is a clinical psychologist who currently works at the Royal Children's Hospital and has a successful private practice in Melbourne. She has over 15 years' experience working with children and families with a broad range of psychological difficulties.Dr Suzanne Barrett is a clinical psychologist who has over 17 years' exp...
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Title:Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool…Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178592074X

ISBN - 13:9781785920745

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic resource for clinicians, therapists, educators and parents This is a great resource for therapists who treat children with anxiety, emotional or social problems. It is geared towards mental health professionals, the language is not overly clinical, and has practical applications for guidance counselors, teacher's and their aides, and even parents. There are around 50 activities that can be introduced in treatment sessions, none of which require additional materials, and are geared mainly to children 4-12. It's fairly succinct (about 200 pages) with chapters on Therapeutic work with children and families, Therapeutic frameworks and why working with children is different, The importance of assessment, Purposeful and playful therapy, Working with families and schools, Developmental considerations when working with children, Key approaches and helpful ideas, and Creative therapeutic activities. Highly recommend to anyone who works with children. It's a great tool with a lot of useful information, even if you're not working specifically with children who have social, emotional or anxiety-related issues.
Date published: 2017-12-15

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Foreword by Dr Lesley Bretherton. Preface. Part 1 - Therapeutic work with children and families. 1. Therapeutic frameworks and why working with children is different. 2. The importance of assessment. 3. Purposeful and playful therapy. 4. Working with families and schools. 5. Developmental considerations when working with children. 6. Key approaches and helpful ideas. 7. How to use this book. Part 2 - Creative therapeutic activities. Appendix - Our favorite children's books for therapy. Reference list.