Child & Adolescent Therapy
An innovative approach to treatment of young clients who won't or can't respond to conversation-based therapy.
Children with emotional and behavioral disorders are often adrift in our society, lacking adequate mental health care or caught between several child-serving systems, such as child welfare, juvenile justice, and the schools.
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.