Creative Family Therapy Techniques
By Liana Lowenstein
Children are often excluded from family therapy because many practitioners are at a loss of how to effectively engage them. The use of play and expressive arts activities in therapy facilitates the participation of all family members, and provides an innovative way to help families resolve complex problems.
In Creative Family Therapy Techniques, practitioners from around the world share their favorite activities including therapeutic games, art, puppets, sandtray, stories, phototherapy, and psychodrama. These groundbreaking interventions will equip beginning and seasoned clinicians with tools and techniques to make family therapy sessions fun and effective.
Divided into helpful sections, topics include:
• Essential skills in family therapy
• Techniques to join with each family member
• Family assessment activities
• Creative therapies to treat a wide range of family challenges
• And more!
This useful and practical resource provides a wealth of interventions to address a variety of issues that families may present with, such as child/parent conflicts, abuse, domestic violence, divorce, death and loss, alcohol abuse, adoption, eating disorders, depression, gender and sexuality.
About the Author
Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT specialist in practice in Toronto, Canada since 1988. She is internationally recognized for her innovative work including numerous books on child and family therapy. Liana is frequently invited to give presentations throughout Canada and abroad. She provides clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, runs a play-therapy internship program, and consults to several mental health agencies. She served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy for nine years and is the former Education Chair of the Canadian Play Therapy Certificate Program. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada