Synopses & Reviews
Over 100 activities that can be used in working with children, adolescents, and families. Encourages creativity in therapy and assists therapists in talking with children to facilitate change. From simple ideas to fresh innovations, the activities are designed to be used as tools to supplement a variety of therapeutic approaches, and can be tailored to each child's needs. Therapists will find practical help in gaining rapport with clients who find it difficult to talk about feelings and experiences.
Each activity is categorized according to the child's needs or the purpose of the activity, and cross-referenced by problem, activity, and by the features of each game/exercise.
"This collection of creative activities has something for therapists of all theoretical persuasions and for children of all ages
It is a welcome addition to our therapeutic armamentarium." Thomas A. Ollendick, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Virginia Tech
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-167) and indexes.
About the Author
Angela Hobday is Head of the Clinical Psychology Service to Children and Adolescents, King's Lynn and Wisbech Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
Kate Ollier worked within the same service in the UK, and is now based in Australia, working with the Disability Services Commission and the Mildred Creak Centre for Autistic Children.