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ERIC Number: ED491822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 247
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5334-3
Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches
Gil, Eliana
Guilford Publications
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. This book contains the following sections and chapters: Section I. The Context for Clinical Work, with: (1) Basic Principles in Working with Abused and Traumatized Children; (2) Guidelines for Integrated Assessments; (3) Guidelines for Integrated Treatment; (4) Expressive Therapies; (5) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; (6) Family Therapy and Family Play Therapy; and (7) Special Issues: Posttraumatic Play and Problems of Dissociation. Section II: Four Case Illustrations, with: (8) Scotty, the Castle, and the Princess Guard; (9) Carla's Search for Her Lost Mother; (10) Danger in the Backyard; and (11) The Witch, the Baby, and the Bug (Sarah Stoudt Briggs). [Foreword by John Briere.]
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Language: English
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