Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches by Eliana GilHelping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches by Eliana Gil

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches

byEliana GilEditorEliana Gil

Paperback | March 11, 2011

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Presenting an integrative model for treating traumatized children, this book combines play, art, and other expressive therapies with ideas and strategies drawn from cognitive-behavioral and family therapy. Eliana Gil demonstrates how to tailor treatment to the needs of each child by using both directive and nondirective approaches. Throughout, practical clinical examples illustrate ways to target trauma-related symptomatology while also helping children process painful feelings and memories that are difficult to verbalize. The book concludes with four in-depth cases that bring to life the unique situation of each child and family, the decision making process of the therapist, and the applications of developmentally informed, creative, and flexible interventions.
Eliana Gil, PhD, is founding partner of the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy. Dr. Gil has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment since 1973. A licensed marriage, fam...
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Title:Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 11, 2011Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. The Context for Clinical Work1. Basic Principles in Working with Abused and Traumatized Children2. Guidelines for Integrated Assessments3. Guidelines for Integrated Treatment4. Expressive Therapies5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy6. Family Therapy and Family Play Therapy7. Special Issues: Posttraumatic Play and Problems of DissociationII. Four Case Illustrations8. Scotty, the Castle, and the Princess Guard9. Carla's Search for Her Lost Mother10. Danger in the Backyard11. The Witch, the Baby, and the Bug,Sarah Stoudt BriggsEpilogue