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Birthday Parties Tips for Children with ADHD

Birthday Parties Tips for Children with ADHD

June 08, 2019

Every child should enjoy birthday parties as they are major events in their childhood. Children with ADHD are no exception. When children experience a good birthday celebration, whether it’s their own party or their friends', they will have a valuable memory. 

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The 15 Definitive Social and Emotional Skills for Children

The 15 Definitive Social and Emotional Skills for Children

June 04, 2019

After countless hours of reviewing research studies and combining my own experience as a child and family therapist, I identified 15 definitive social and emotional skills that are important for children to develop.

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Great Games for Play Therapy

Great Games for Play Therapy

June 04, 2019

This blog post focuses on games that Dr. Gary has found useful in his practice.

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What is Sand Tray Therapy?

June 04, 2019

Sand tray therapy intervention has been practiced, studied, and diversified for over seventy years and involves many different components and theories. This post provides a brief overview.

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Play Therapy: Not Just Fun and Games

June 04, 2019

Using play as an outlet, a child is able to reveal—and a play therapist is able to observe—any confusion, frustration, or anxiety that might be inhibiting their development, or otherwise preventing them from enjoying a happy, healthy childhood. It is for this reason that play has been referred to as the “language of childhood.” This post provides an brief overview of play therapy.

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Suggested Uses for the Trauma Reaction Cards

Suggested Uses for the Trauma Reaction Cards

May 22, 2019

The Trauma Reaction Cards for Children & Adolescents were created to be used in a therapeutic setting with youth who have experienced trauma or other stressful life events. These cards capture the youth’s post trauma experience through the use of engaging visuals and interaction between the therapist and the individual. Here are three ways to use the cards with young children, parents, and older teens who may be hesitant to engage in trauma treatment.

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Using Games to Deal with Grief and Loss, Part Two

Using Games to Deal with Grief and Loss, Part Two

May 08, 2019

In this post I’ll introduce some games and activities that are helpful for working with children and adolescents who are experiencing a loss or grief. To read Part One and the introduction, click here. In Part One, I also discuss activities for preschool/kindergarten children.

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Using Games to Deal with Grief and Loss, Part One

Using Games to Deal with Grief and Loss, Part One

May 08, 2019

Everyone experiences loss in their life and experiences grief. Loss is a normal, but destabilizing experience. In this post I focus on activities & games for younger children experiencing a loss and grief.

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Identifying and Expressing Feelings

Identifying and Expressing Feelings

August 28, 2018

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Rights, Responsibilities, Privileges, Rewards: Coaching Strategies by Donna Hammontree, LCSW, RPT-S

Rights, Responsibilities, Privileges, Rewards: Coaching Strategies by Donna Hammontree, LCSW, RPT-S

August 28, 2018

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June Play Therapy Wrap-Up

June Play Therapy Wrap-Up

July 02, 2018

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Encouraging Thought By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Encouraging Thought By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

July 02, 2018

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