Creative Therapy: Adolescents Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse

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ACER Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Education - 224 pages
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Adolescence is a difficult time but it is particularly difficult for those who have experienced sexual abuse. In Creative Therapy: Adolescents Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse, authors Kate Ollier and Angela Hobday provide ways of working with teenagers to help them regain confidence and feel positive about their future and to make their therapeutic journey a stimulating yet emotionally stabilising time. As each person reacts differently, Creative Therapy has a wide variety of activities and coping strategies that can be tailored to the individual. It offers over 100 activities, using a multi-modal approach designed to make therapy both effective and, as far as possible, fun. The activities cover many areas of need for survivors of sexual abuse, from learning to recognise and regulate emotion to self-identity and coping strategies on which the young person can build a bright future. A practical therapy book, it is certain to appeal to all therapists working in the area of abuse. Even the most experienced professional is likely to be inspired by the range of lively ideas dealing with a very difficult subject.

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About the author (2004)

Both authors have many years' experience in clinical psychology.
Kate Ollier, B.Sc., M.Psych, provided a clinical psychology service in the UK alongside her co-author, and is currently working with the Disability Services Commission and the Mildred Creek Centre for Austistic Children, Australia.
Angela Hobday, B.Sc., M.Sc., (Clin.Psych) is Head of the Clinical Psychology Service to Children and Adolescents, King's Lynn and Wisbech Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

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