Explore/Assess, Family, individual

Using Genograms in Therapy & Attachment Interventions

CLIENT:  pre-teen with a history of family turmoil and attachment issues. I have been working with a middle school student for 2 years.  The client is a 13 year old girl with a wonderful sense of self and a willingness to help others.  You would never guess that she has been through the loss of her mom due… Continue reading Using Genograms in Therapy & Attachment Interventions

Explore/Assess, individual, Termination

Assessments: Get Artsy

I'm not the child therapist I always wanted to be...they say social work positions find you -  I got trapped in the adolescent realm, which I love!!!  BUT the little play therapist within me loves a good art assessment.  Or any fun assessment for that matter.  I found this one online...It combines, art, rocks and object relations.LOVE… Continue reading Assessments: Get Artsy

Feelings, individual

9 modules to Improving Self-Esteem

Now that I am working in a middle school issues of self esteem run high. As I began scouring the web for different interventions and strategies I came across the Center for Clinical Interventions website!  The site is a wealth of knowledge.  The modules specific to low self esteem are impressive.  I have not utilized… Continue reading 9 modules to Improving Self-Esteem

Bullying, group, Groups, individual

Teaching Assertiveness

Being assertive is an important communication skill which can reduce your levels of depression and anxiety and improve your self esteem. This information package is designed to provide you with some information about assertiveness – what it is, what stops us from being assertive and how to become more assertive. This information package is organized… Continue reading Teaching Assertiveness