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Helping Abused and Traumatized Children


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I. The Context for Clinical Work1. Basic Principles in Working with Abused and Traumatized Children2. Guidelines for Integrated Assessments3. Guidelines for Integrated Treatment4. Expressive Therapies5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy6. Family Therapy and Family Play Therapy7. Special Issues: Posttraumatic Play and Problems of DissociationII. Four Case Illustrations8. Scotty, the Castle, and the Princess Guard9. Carla's Search for Her Lost Mother10. Danger in the Backyard11. The Witch, the Baby, and the Bug, Sarah Stoudt BriggsEpilogue

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Eliana Gil, PhD, Childhelp, Inc., and Gil Center for Healing and Play, Fairfax, VA, USA


"Gil provides useful practical guidelines, general principles, and goals for both assessment and intervention using the integrated approach model. The author also describes the expressive therapy techniques in such rich detail that the reader has an excellent understanding of the potential power of these therapeutic tools in their most nuanced form." - PsycCRITIQUES "Inspirational, practical, and theoretically sound... All professionals engaged with children impacted by any form of abuse and trauma must have this invaluable resource at their disposal." - Child and Family Journal "A valuable resource that effectively combines theory, research, and clinical case examples. The readability of the text and the detailed use of illustrations that complement the material enhance the quality of this book and speak to Gil's reputation as one of the best in the field of child-focused family therapy." - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy "This is a text for clinicians by a master clinician with many years of experience in the field." - Child and Family Behavior Therapy

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