For therapists in childhood trauma, this book discusses techniques for helping children who have experienced sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. The authors describe how trauma occurs; attachment, separation and loss; the role of the therapists and the use of toys; what to in therapy, themes; and the evaluation of a child's recovery.
APA Review of Books, PsycCRITIQUES
Janie Rymaszewska and Terry Philpot provide a concise statement of the principles, problems, and process of traditional child psychotherapy. Reaching the Vulnerable Child was a delightful journey for me…The book serves as an important review for the experienced psychotherapist; for the students or younger professional, it is an excellent introduction to play therapy.
Journal of Mental Health
Reaching the Vulnerable Child is likely to be of interest to all individuals working with abused children (whether in a therapeutic role or as a parent or teacher).
Community Care Magazine
This book can be dipped into or read from cover to cover, a boon for any busy therapist or social worker wishing to develop therapy. It also provides exercises for the reader so that they are in touch with a child's feelings and predicaments. It is well worth adding to your library.
Seen and Heard (NAGALRO)
This book is refreshingly accessible. Technical terms are simply explained and the reliance on material from therapy sessionis enlivens the reader's grasp. There are good explanations of how the therapeutic process works through the various stages of therapy. Each chapter is invitingly easy to understand, offering case sypnoses and exercise for the participant reader to heighten self-awareness. The book enriches understanding of the painful but achievable journey of sexually abused children through therapy towards emotional health.