Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety

Ideas and Activities for Working Therapeutically with Worried Children and Their Families

This book sets out therapeutic activities to help children aged 4-12 years and their families to better understand and manage anxiety. It explains how to work with anxious children, providing a framework for assessment and therapy that draws on CBT, ACT and narrative therapy approaches. Lots of practical tips for therapists are included and important developmental considerations are discussed, including adapting therapy for children with developmental difficulties, and working with families and schools.

Over 50 playful therapeutic activities are included, which have been developed through the authors' extensive work with children, giving children an arsenal of coping strategies. They focus on key areas such as understanding anxiety, managing anxious thoughts, and building resilience and use readily available, inexpensive materials and downloadable templates which are provided in the book. This is the perfect tool for therapists looking for playful and purposeful ways to work with children with anxiety.
$35.00
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Press reviews for: Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety

- Dr Celeste Merrigan Clinical Child Adolescent & Family Psychologist M,Psych. DPsych(MAPS,CCLIN)

" This book provides an abundance of strategies embedded in clinical wisdom and practical application, underpinned by strong theoretical understanding. The authors jointly represent in this book, what is essential to good assessment and intervention with children i.e. an understanding of child development alongside a capacity to utilise creativity in clinical enquiry and in therapeutic intervention. This approach allows the child voice and perspective to be heard and in turn to be active and engaged in therapy at their own level. I would highly recommend this book to clinical child specialists, developmental psychologists and developing therapists".

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