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- New book and discount offer of the month
- Articles added to my website
- Featured technique
- Upcoming workshops
- Book donations
- New Free eBook
- Job opportunity
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New book and discount offer of the month
I am pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the book Creative Family Therapy
Techniques: Play, Art, and Expressive Therapies to Engage Children in Family
Sessions. It is scheduled for release and full availability on September 15, 2010. Check
out the book at www.lianalowenstein.com. Purchase the book online by September 12,
2010 at a special pre-publication price of $29.99. This is a significant savings as the book
will retail for $34.99 US / $39.95 CDN. To participate in this pre-publication sale click here.
Bringing together an array of highly creative contributors, this comprehensive resource
provides a unique collection of assessment and treatment techniques. Contributors illustrate
how play, art, drama, and other expressive activities can effectively engage families and
help them resolve complex problems. Practitioners from divergent theoretical orientations,
work settings, or client specializations will find a plethora of stimulating and useable clinical
interventions in this book. Edited by Liana Lowenstein. Forward by Augustus Napier. 352
“Engaging children in the therapy process is often one of the most challenging tasks of the
family therapist. Liana Lowenstein has edited a wonderful compendium of helpful family
therapy interventions, activities, and techniques for use with children. Drawn from the
experiences of in-the-trenches therapists, and unlike most books on family therapy, this book
will be immediately useful for all levels of practicing family therapists.”
--Terry S. Trepper, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Purdue University Calumet
Editor, Journal of Family Psychotherapy
"This comprehensive collection contains a wealth of innovative ideas for involving
children in family therapy sessions. The techniques are easy to understand and readily
implemented in a variety of settings. The interventions are classified into sections so
therapists can easily select and apply them. A valuable resource for mental health
professionals who work with families."
--Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Co-Editor, Family Play Therapy
“Creative Family Therapy Techniques is a valuable and well-organized collection of techniques
drawn from play, art, drama, and other creative approaches. The range and variety contained
within allows any therapist, educator, or other helping professional to enter into a more
experiential, playful, and expressive way of working with families.”
--Joan Phillips, PhD, LMFT, LPC, ATR-BC
Art therapist in private practice, Norman, OK
Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History
Meet some of the authors and get your new book signed at one of the book signings:
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference
September 25, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Association for Play Therapy Conference
October 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Self-Esteem Bookstore, Exhibit Hall
Articles added to my website
Read the latest articles added to my web site:
Dynamic Duo: Combining Bibliotherapy with Play Therapy Techniques By Phyllis Hasty, MSW,
Working Parents and Child Development By Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Add to your repertoire of creative therapeutic interventions. Check out the featured technique
added to my website: W4: Wish, Worry, Why, & Will by Brijin Gardner, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT-S
I am teaching three workshops at the Association for Play Therapy Conference (APT) in
Louisville, Kentucky. On October 12, 2010, Trudy-Post Sprunk and I are teaching a one-day
workshop titled Creative Family Play Therapy Techniques. On October 13, 2010, I am
teaching a one-day workshop on Engagement, Assessment, and Treatment Planning. On
October 14, 2010, I am teaming up with Paris Goodyear-Brown, Scott Riviere, Janine Shelby,
and Sueann Kenney-Noziska to present a two-hour training titled The Best and the Worst:
Learning from Our Mistakes. Check out the exciting array of play therapy workshops at
At the Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse on October 21, 2010, I am teaching a
Post Conference Advanced Training Institute titled Creative Interventions for Sexually
Abused and Traumatized Children. For further information about the conference visit
Leading Edge Seminars in Toronto offers a wide variety of trainings. For further information
about their workshops including my one-day course on Creative Family Therapy
Techniques, go to www.leadingedgeseminars.org
A complete list of my upcoming speaking events is posted on my website.
To book a training for your agency or organization please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell me about upcoming workshops or conferences you are attending and I will donate one of my books for a door prize.
New Free eBook
The free eBook on my webpage has been updated with new assessment and treatment
techniques. You can download Favorite Therapeutic Activities for Children, Adolescents,
and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Interventions at no charge on
I am interested in hiring someone to assist me with administrative and marketing tasks. The job involves internet searches, assisting with book marketing, and some administrative duties. You must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be computer savvy. Experience working in children’s mental health is an asset. Work two hours per week (during business hours) in the comfort of your own home. $20/hour. Send cover letter and resume under subject:
Job opportunity to email@example.com
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