AccuTrain Educational Resources

See My Pain by Susan Bowman & Kaye Randall

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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  15 strategies with activities and reproducibles that can be found in this resource are listed below

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