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Creative Interventions with Traumatized Childrenby Cathy A Malchiodi
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Book News Annotation:
This volume, meant for practitioners and advanced students, outlines creative approaches for working with traumatized children. In the 15 chapters, practitioners from the US and UK who use play, art, music, movement and drama therapy, bibliotherapy, and integrative therapies discuss ways to work with children and adolescents, individually, or with families and in groups. They address maltreatment and attachment disorders, grief, accident survivors, bullying, loss, and prevention strategies. Ethical practice and cultural sensitivity are considered as well. Artwork samples and clinical vignettes are integrated. Malchiodi is a clinical mental health counselor, art and expressive arts therapist, and on the faculty at the National Institute for Trauma and Loss at Lesley U. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rich with case material and artwork samples, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Contributors include experienced practitioners of play, art, music, movement and drama therapies, bibliotherapy, and integrative therapies, who describe step-by-step strategies for working with individual children, families, and groups. The case-based format makes the book especially practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences addressed include parental loss, child abuse, accidents, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Broader approaches to promoting resilience and preventing posttraumatic problems in children at risk are also presented.
A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision.
New to This Edition:
*Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy.
*Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions.
*The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten with new case material on the Sandy Hook school shooting.
About the Author
Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR-BC, LPCC, CPAT, REAT, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, art therapist, and expressive arts therapist, and is also a faculty member at the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and at Lesley University. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience in working with people of all ages and has worked as an art therapist with survivors of traumatic experiences, including domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, disaster, and serious or life-threatening illnesses. Ms. Malchiodi is a frequent presenter on art and health care throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe, and has given more than 250 invited presentations. She is the only person to have received all three of the American Art Therapy Association's highest honors: Distinguished Service Award (1991), Clinician Award (2000), and Honorary Life Member Award (2002). The author or editor of numerous books, including The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Understanding Children's Drawings, and the Handbook of Art Therapy, she has also published over 70 peer-reviewed papers on the use of art therapy and arts medicine with trauma survivors, survivors of child physical and sexual abuse, people with psychiatric disorders, and those with physical illness.
Table of Contents
I. Creative Interventions and Children: Basics of Practice
1. Creative Interventions and Childhood Trauma, Cathy A. Malchiodi
2. Effective Practice with Traumatized Children: Ethics, Evidence, and Cultural Sensitivity, Cathy A. Malchiodi
II. Creative Interventions with Individuals
3. Expressive Therapy for Severe Maltreatment and Attachment Disorders: A Neuroscience Framework, P. Gussie Klorer
4. Music and Grief Work with Children and Adolescents, Russell E. Hilliard
5. Grieving in the Public Eye: Art Therapy with Children Who Lost Parents in the World Trade Center Attacks, Laura V. Loumeau-May
6. Medical Art and Play Therapy with Accident Survivors, Elizabeth Sanders
7. Creative Approaches to Minimize the Traumatic Impact of Bullying Behavior, Diane S. Safran and Elysa R. Safran
8. Trauma, Loss, and Bibliotherapy: The Healing Process of Stories, Cathy A. Malchiodi and Deanne Ginns-Gruenberg
III. Creative Interventions with Families and Groups
9. Creative Crisis Intervention Techniques with Children and Families, Lennis G. Echterling and Anne Stewart
10. Working Creatively with Children and Their Families after Trauma: The Storied Life, Ann Cattanach
11. Vanquishing Monsters: Drama Therapy for Treating Childhood Trauma in the Group Setting, Craig Haen
12. A Group Art and Play Therapy Program for Children from Violent Homes, Cathy A. Malchiodi
13. Interventions for Parents of Traumatized Children, William Steele and Cathy A. Malchiodi
IV. Creative Intervention as Prevention
14. Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth in Traumatized Children, Cathy A. Malchiodi, William Steele, and Caelan Kuban15. Ready..., Set..., R.E.L.A.X.!: Relaxation Strategies with Children and Adolescents, Roger J. Klein
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