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Author Straus, Martha B., 1956-

Title No-talk therapy for children and adolescents / Martha B. Straus.

Published New York : W.W. Norton, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  618.928914 STRA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Notes "A Norton professional book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-232) and index.
Contents 1. Eliza: A No-Talk Kid -- 2. Why Talk Doesn't Work -- 3. One Thing to Cheer About -- 4. The Circle of Adults -- 5. The Therapist's Job: Magician or Policeman? -- 6. Fun, Food, and Flexibility -- 7. No-Talk Diagnosis and Assessment -- 8. No-Problem Therapy -- 9. No-Talk Therapy: Terminable and Interminable -- 10. From Idealism to Burn-Out - And Partway Back -- Appendix. Gimmicks, Gadgets, and Games.
Summary 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.
Subject Child psychotherapy.
Adolescent psychotherapy.
Multimodal psychotherapy for children.
Play therapy.
Variant Title No-talk therapy.
ISBN 0393702863