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What Play Therapists are saying about Structured Play-Based Interventions for Engaging Children and Adolescents in Therapy:

Child clinicians will treasure this compendium of creative techniques by Angela Cavett. The strategies are imaginative but are grounded in solid theoretical and research foundations. Cavett has gone well beyond providing a cookbook approach for those who aspire to simply be technicians. The book provides a thoughtful rationale for each of the interventions and enough practical details to make it user-friendly for time-challenged child therapists. I highly recommend this book to all who work with children in clinical or school settings. --David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S, Founder and Director of the Rhinebeck Child and Family Center, LLC and author/editor of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Wounded Spirits and Healing Paths.


“Dr. Cavett has created a wonderful resource of interventions to address several core treatment issues of children and adolescents. Regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned play therapist, this book will provide you with new, creative, and meaningful play therapy interventions that are clinically sound and theoretically grounded. Highly recommended and very practical, this is a great addition to your play therapy library.”--Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S; Author of: Techniques ~ Techniques ~ Techniques: Play-Based Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families


“This is a collection of effective interventions that allow children and adolescents to figure out who they are, and how they fit into their worlds. Dr. Cavett produced an invaluable manual of techniques which comprehensively covers clinical assessment, innovative treatment planning, treatment, and successful termination. Having utilized a majority of these strategies, we’re positive they work in a variety of settings. We work in different therapeutic worlds—a private practitioner and school counselor, but are in complete agreement that this book is a stellar resource that will exceed all your expectations.”--Debra A. Butman-Perkins, NCC, LPC, QMHP and Clark Perkins, NCC, LPC Past-Presidents South Dakota Association for Play Therapy


“This book is a practical resource for play therapists seeking creative techniques to add to their repertoire. It outlines activities to help children identify feelings, learn relaxation skills, correct cognitive distortions, process trauma, and enhance feelings of safety. A welcome addition to the play therapy literature.” --Liana Lowenstein, MSW, CPT-S; Child and Play Therapist, Toronto, ON; Author, Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth

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