In this instructive video program, well-known play and family therapist Eliana Gil elucidates the nature of trauma, how to recognize it clinically, and how to manage its powerful effects on children's development with the use of specific art and play techniques. The video includes a reenacted clinical interview and footage from an actual play therapy session, as well as many moving examples of children's work. With empathy and wisdom, Dr. Gil discusses such important topics as what dissociation looks like in children's paintings and drawings and how to intervene effectively in posttraumatic play.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Eliana Gil, PhD, is founding partner of the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy. Dr. Gil has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment since 1973. A licensed marriage, family, and child counselor; an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor; a registered art therapist; and a registered play therapy supervisor, she is a former President of the Association for Play Therapy, which honored her with its Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of The Healing Power of Play, Helping Abused and Traumatized Children, and Play in Family Therapy, Second Edition, among many other publications. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Dr. Gil is bilingual and bicultural.
Mental health professionals working with children and families, including child and school psychologists, social workers, play and art therapists, counselors, family therapists, and psychiatrists; child welfare personnel; students and trainees in these fields. Suitable for viewing in graduate-level courses and seminars.