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Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents

Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits

Understanding and Treating Aggressive Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits

Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children

 

Evocative Strategies in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

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Falling Leaves: Past, Present, & Future

 

Developed by: Amanda Dixon

Affiliation: The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie 

 

Goal: To facilitate and promote healthy discussion amongst family members.

 Materials:

v     One large sheet of white paper

v     One large sheet of brown construction paper

v     One sheet of average-sized green construction paper

v     One sheet of brown average-sized construction paper

v      Markers (all colors)

v     Scissors

v     Tape

v     Glue

 Preparation:

v     Cut the average-sized brown and green construction paper into the shape of leaves, this should yield about six leaves for each sheet of paper (you will need more paper and leaves if there are more than two people in the family session)

v     Cut the large piece of brown construction paper into the shape of a tree

v     Tape or glue the tree to the large sheet of white paper

Description of activity:

 v     Pass out brown and green leaves to the family members (each member should have two brown and two green leaves)

v     Have the family members write something they like about their relationship with their family or specific family member on the green leaves.

v     Have the family members write something they would like to see change in their relationship with their family or specific family member on the brown leaves. 

v     Have the family members take turns placing the green leaves on the brown tree with glue.

v     Have the family members take turns placing the brown leaves on the tree with tape.

v     Once a leaf has been placed on the tree the therapist should try to facilitate discussion surrounding what the individual just placed on the tree. 

v     The tree should be accessible during most sessions following the one that it is created as it is a valuable tool to demonstrate how much the family has changed or stayed the same throughout the therapy.  Over time the brown leaves should be taken off the tree as the family feels that they have accomplished changing that part of their relationship.

                                                                  

 

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