Expressive Therapy with Traumatized Children

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsONE Trauma Treatment for ChildrenEvidence-Based Practices in Trauma Treatment: What is the Evidence?TWO The Neuroscience of Art Therapy and TraumaTrauma and the BrainArt Therapy through a Neuroscience LensTrauma-Focused Art TherapyTHREE Setting the Stage for Expressive WorkThe Role of Art in TherapyRationale for Expressive Therapies with ChildrenThe Relationship between Art and Play TherapyProviding a Psychologically Safe EnvironmentBeginning the Therapeutic RelationshipSublimation in Art TherapyFOUR “Daddy Beat My Sister, Not Me”Approaching Children’s Denial through Creative MeansTreatment Considerations in Child Sexual Abuse CasesFIVE The Preverbal Child, Ages 0 to 2Developmental IssuesThe Child’s Understanding of TraumaTreatment IssuesSIX The Early School-Aged Child, Ages 2 to 7Developmental IssuesThe Child’s Understanding of TraumaTreatment IssuesSEVEN The Middle Years, Ages 7 to 12Developmental IssuesThe Child’s Understanding of TraumaTreatment IssuesSublimationEIGHT Ages 12 through AdolescenceDevelopmental IssuesThe Child’s Understanding of TraumaTreatment IssuesNINE “My Heart Bleeds for Harmony” Involving the Family in TherapyInvolving the Parent or Guardian in the Child’s TherapyCultural Issues in Family TherapyAssessment of Families through ArtFamily Therapy in Divorcing FamiliesFamily Therapy for Issues of Grief and LossCourt-Ordered Family TherapyFamily Therapy with an Abusive ParentFamily Therapy with the Nonoffending ParentWorking with Extended Family MembersFamily Therapy with the Foster FamilyFamily Therapy as Practice for a “Forever Family”Family Therapy with the Preadoptive FamilyNoteTEN “I’ll Live with My Mom When She Gets Her Life Together”Tammy Living in a Foster Home: First 5 Months of TherapyTammy Moves to a Residential Treatment Center, and Mother’s Visits Cease: Months 6 to 8 of TreatmentTammy Living with a New Foster Family: Months 11 to 25 of TherapyTammy’s Foster Family Works toward Adoption: Months 26 to 36 of TherapyTermination of Tammy’s TherapyELEVEN “Art Has Truth”TWELVE “A Hope Rainbow”The Next Phase of Our RelationshipTHIRTEEN “Stories to Teach about My Mom” Julie’s StoryFOURTEEN The Therapist’s ContainerMaking Art about the Therapeutic RelationshipTherapist’s Art Making to Enhance EmpathyThe Therapist’s Art as a Container for the CountertransferenceUse of Art to Hold the Ambiguity of Not KnowingFIFTEEN Putting the Puzzle Together
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