See My Pain!

Creative Strategies and Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure
Third Edition
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781598501254
Item Number: 8174


This book provides a collection of strategies and activities to help children and adolescents who deliberately self-injure.

A variety of hands-on creative arts approaches are featured that can be used in private practice and school settings. When working with youth who self-injure it is helpful to have a variety of creative approaches at your fingertips. The approaches and activities in this book can be used with individuals or with a small group. The activities help children/adolescents to express their feelings, understand why they self-injure, engage in a healing process, explore new methods of coping and prevention, and find new meaning and purpose in their lives.

The book provides a description of self-injury in young people and its underlying causes. Then, an overview of therapeutic approaches is presented along with suggestions for the professional counselor/social worker/psychologist, teachers and parents.

Sample assessment questions and activities are included.

The following 15 strategies with activities and reproducibles are listed below:

  • Crucial Communication Skills
    Creative Journaling
    Personal Strength Coaching
    Relaxation/Guided Imagery
    Visual Arts
    Sand Tray
    Story Telling
    Tactile Diversion
    Creative Dramatics
    Animals and Nature
    Prayer Power
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