The Therapist's Notebook Volume 3 includes clinician field-tested activities for therapists who work with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families, and groups. The reproducible handouts are designed to be practical and useful for the clinician, and cover the most salient topics that counselors are likely to encounter in their practices, with various theoretical approaches. Each chapter includes a "Reading and Resources for the Professional" section that guides readers toward useful books, videos, or websites that will further enhance their understanding of the chapter contents. This book is an excellent tool for both experienced and novice counselors for increasing therapeutic effectiveness.
Part I: Children and Adolescents. VanFleet, Playful Pooches: Using Canine Interactions to Enhance Therapeutic Outcomes for Children and Adolescents. Sori, "Kids-Rap": Using Hip-Hop to Promote and Punctuate Change. McVicker, Creating a Narrative: A Storybook Activity Using a Cinematic Reference. Froerer, Smock, The Future MySpace Page: Solution-focused Adolescent Blogging. Rodriguez, Educating Children about Parental Substance Abuse. Weber, Do I Have to Give Rewards? Non-astounding Ways to Recognize Children’s Accomplishments. Part II: Adult Clients. Robey, Ready, Set, Goal! Helping Families Come to Agreement on Therapeutic Goals. Carich, Kohut, The Repetitive Listing Technique: A Homework Task Assignment. Mannino, Young, The Sexual Beliefs Checklist. Kisler, Christopher, Writing a Letter to Your Sexual Self. Part III: Couples. Foraker-Koons, Dermer, The Couples Relationship Quiz Show. Dermer, Matson, Sori, "May I Have This Dance?" Sori, "Let Me Show You the Ropes." Wiener, Assessing Trust in Action: The Couples Leaning Exercise. Waehler, Me-You-Us: A Model for Understanding and Intervening with Couples. Meyerstein, "Are We There Yet?" A Method for Quantifying Progress in Couples Treatment. Part IV: Families and Groups. Laninga, Sanders, Greenwood, The Family Boundaries Game. Godwin, Hames, "Mother Says/Father Says…" Hames, Godwin, The "Out of Control" Balloon: Using Spirituality as a Coping Resource. Sori, "Touchstones:" Connecting to Memories of a Loved One. Perkins, Dolbin-MacNab, The Toolbox: Using a Collage to Access Client Strengths. Martin, Trust Circle and Cradle: Body-centered Approaches to Help Men Access and Heal Emotions in Groups. Karakurt, Jeffries, Attachment Injuries: Healing Activity for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse.