No-talk therapy for children and adolescents
"Weaving practical, hands-on ideas with theory and research about child development, child treatment, and the therapeutic relationship, this book describes an innovative approach to treatment of children and adolescents who won't or can't respond to traditional, conversation-based therapy." "For these children, therapists need an entirely new clinical language, one that doesn't depend on words. Within an interpersonal and developmental framework, Straus spells out the deceptively simple goals of no-talk therapy: someone to be close to, and something to be proud of. Through empathy and respect, games, activities, community involvement, a circle of adults, and little pleasures, this approach begins to provide these anxious, sullen, enraged, and confused kids with the self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness to develop a voice of their own."--Jacket.
child psychotherapy, adolescent psychotherapy, Multimodal psychotherapy for children, nonverbal communication, play therapy, psychotherapy methods
Child Psychology | Psychology
Straus, Martha PhD, "No-talk therapy for children and adolescents" (1999). Faculty Book Gallery. 29.