Child & Adolescent Therapy
Children who have been traumatized but cannot talk about their experiences, either because they have pledged their silence or because they do not know the words, subconsciously call for help through their art.
The "grown-up talk" of therapy is likely to turn off children - especially if it focuses on their problematic behavior. The highly effective techniques of narrative therapy include children by respecting their unique language, stories, and views of the world.
Speaking from the trenches, Richard Kagan offers hope to all those who want to help high-risk children and their families.
"An immense number of people are going to be helped by this book. It is one of those rare occurrences when high scholarship is informed and guided by immense clinical experience. The result is a learned and wonderfully readable book that is both accurate and commonsensical. This is a seminal work." --Andrew Malcolm, M.D.
The author describes the book’s theoretical framework as the ecology of violence; therapists can intervene to stop violence on any of four...