Child Therapy

Videos, articles and interviews to teach and study tools,  techniques and approaches of child therapy.

Child Therapy with the Experts: 11-Video Series
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See many of the world's leading experts in child therapy and counseling conduct actual sessions. This one-of-a-kind series allows you to compare the theories and techniques of a wide range of approaches, including CBT, Gestalt, Narrative, Object Relations, and others.


Making Child Therapy Work
by Robin Walker
Watch master child therapist Robin Walker model therapeutic play with children in a series of vignettes aimed at helping therapists develop authentic, empathic, fun-filled relationships with kids. 
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Group Counseling with Children: A Multicultural Approach
by Sam Steen, PhD, & Sheri Bauman, PhD
Watch this diverse group of children engage in activities and discussions that increase their awareness of their own cultures and their appreciation for differences. 
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Child Therapy Case Consultation
by Violet Oaklander
In this live consultation, you will get a tangible sense of how Violet Oaklander works with a variety of children, while gaining practical skills to bring back to your own clients immediately.
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Solution-Focused Child Therapy
by John J. Murphy
Watch Solution-Focused child therapist John J. Murphy in an actual counseling session with two boys and their mother.

Part of the 11-video series: Child Therapy with the Experts
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Gestalt Therapy with Children
by Violet Oaklander
Watch Gestalt child therapist Violet Oaklander in an actual counseling session with a 13-year old boy who has difficulty expressing anger.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Child Therapy
by Bruce Masek
Watch Cognitive Behavioral child therapist Bruce Masek in an actual counseling session with a 6-year old girl and her mother.

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Involving Children in Child Protection Casework
by Andrew Turnell
Giving children a voice in safety planning after family violence can be tricky terrain for social workers. Andrew Turnell uses a wizard, a fairy, and three houses and gets astonishing results.

Part of the 2-video series: Child Protection Casework


Effective Safety Planning in Child Protection Casework
by Andrew Turnell
One of the more challenging jobs of a social worker is ensuring a child’s safety following in-home violence. This video takes you step-by-step through the process in an accessible and straight-forward way that includes the child’s input.

Part of the 2-video series: Child Protection Casework
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Consultation: Creating School Based Interventions
by Jon Carlson and Don Dinkmeyer, Jr.
If your work involves children—either directly or indirectly—understanding how to consult with parents and teachers is a crucial clinical task. Here, watch two seasoned experts present key ideas and interventions for conducting successful school-based consultations.
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ADHD in the Classroom: Assessment and Intervention: 2-Video Series
by George J. DuPaul, Gary Stoner
Watch expert ADHD psychologists assess and implement a treatment for a boy struggling with ADHD in school.


Creative Healing in Mental Health
by Judith Rubin, PhD & Eleanor Irwin, PhD
Here is a rare opportunity to witness world-famous art and drama therapists working with clients from all walks of life on their journeys to healing, including an adolescent boy with Asperger’s, families affected by cancer, an Alzheimer’s patient, and combat veterans. 
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Adlerian Play Therapy
by Terry Kottman
Watch Adlerian child therapist Terry Kottman in an actual play therapy session with a 5-year old boy.

Part of the 11-video series: Child Therapy with the Experts
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Narrative Therapy with Children
by Stephen Madigan
Watch expert Narrative therapist Stephen Madigan in an actual counseling session with a perfectionist 10-year old boy and his mother.

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Object Relations Child Therapy
by David Scharff
Watch renowned Object Relations psychotherapist David Scharff in an actual counseling session with an 11-year old boy who is grieving the death of his grandmother.

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Person-Centered Child Therapy
by Anin Utigaard
Watch Person-Centered child therapist Anin Utigaard in an actual counseling session with a shy eight-year-old girl.

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Reality Therapy with Children
by Robert Wubbolding
Watch reality therapist Robert Wubbolding in an actual counseling session with a 15-year old boy.

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Psychotherapy with Medically Ill Children
by Gerald Koocher
Watch medical child therapist Gerald Koocher in an actual counseling session with a 5-year old girl who has a medical condition and a lot of worries.

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Behind Closed Doors: Children Who Witness Violence
by Victoria Women's Transition House Society
This eye-opening video offers strong clinical information on how children are affected by witnessing violence, and outlines useful interventions proven to be effective in the healing process.


Adlerian Parent Consultation
by Jon Carlson
Watch Jon Carlson conduct an actual parent consultation session and an actual parenting group with moms who are in power struggles with their teenage children.

Part of the 11-video series: Child Therapy with the Experts
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Group Counseling with Adolescents: A Multicultural Approach
by Sam Steen, PhD, & Sheri Bauman, PhD
Over the course of eight sessions with a multicultural group of eighth graders, Drs. Sam Steen and Sheri Bauman offer child therapists a thorough picture of the issues adolescents face and ways to deepen connection with them.
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Through the Eyes of a Child: Reducing the Trauma of Child Removal
by Tam Communications
This straightforward teaching tool addresses the little-discussed process of removing children from their homes when they are in serious danger. It offers the essential facts and the dos and dont's of handling these very delicate situations.


Assessing ADHD in the Schools
by George J. DuPaul, Gary Stoner
Watch expert ADHD clinicians bring a multi-method approach to assessing ADHD in a school setting.

Part of the 2-video series: ADHD in the Classroom: Assessment and Intervention
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Child Abuse and Neglect: 2-Video Series
by Learning Seed
Learn the signs of child abuse and neglect, as well as how to assess and treat families where it occurs, in this important 2-video set.


Child Protection Casework: 2-Video series
by Andrew Turnell
One of the more challenging jobs of a social worker is ensuring a child’s safety following in-home violence, and it's best done by including the whole family in the process. These videos take you step-by-step through the process in an accessible and straight-forward way that includes the child’s input.


Classroom Interventions for ADHD
by George J. DuPaul, Gary Stoner
Watch psychologist and ADHD expert Russel Barkley implement a treatment plan in a school setting for a boy struggling with ADHD.

Part of the 2-video series: ADHD in the Classroom: Assessment and Intervention
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Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Disruptive Child and Adolescent Behavior
by Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Working with troubled children can stir up deep emotions and challenge our ability to stay grounded and empathic. Learn evidence-based planning for Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in this video, complete with live vignettes and commentary.    
 
Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
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Joshua: When Anger Turns to Violence
by Calamari Productions
Get an unprecedented look inside the juvenile justice system as you watch a thirteen-year-old boy's real juvenile hearing after assaulting his mother.

Part of the 3-video series: Children in Crisis


Of Rocks and Flowers: Dealing with the Abuse of Children
by Virginia Satir
Family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir helps a family struggling with separation and abuse in this dynamic, moving session.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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Sidney Bijou on Behavioral Child Therapy
by Sidney Bijou
Sidney Bijou, often credited as the founder of child behavioral therapy, reveals here in conversation with Steven Hayes how he came to develop new treatments for autism and other developmental disorders. Examining his findings across child development fields, Bijou makes recommendations for the next generations of educators, parents, and psychologists.

Part of the 8-video series: Perspectives in Behavior Therapy
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The Virginia Satir Series: 5-Video Series
by Virginia Satir
In these dynamic videos from the Virginia Satir Series, watch renowned psychotherapist Virginia Satir present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of students, then conduct therapy with families struggling with abuse, substance use, and parenting conflicts.


The War Within: Youth Depression
by Educational Video Center
This video presents an honest look into the experiences of black and Latino young people living with depression. Candid interviews of real patients and expert professionals illustrate the struggle these youths face in families and communities often blind to mental health matters.


Using Family Play Genograms in Psychotherapy
by Monica McGoldrick
Do you want a powerful new tool to enhance your work with children and families? Watch, learn, and enjoy as master family therapist Monica McGoldrick explains how to use family play genograms.



Psychotherapy for Oppositional-Defiant Kids with Low Frustration Tolerance—and How to Help Their Parents, Too
by David Rice
Dr. Rice offers a new perspective on oppositional-defiant children based on temperament, and suggests effective therapeutic interventions for both parent and child.
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Family Therapy and Resistant Parents: The Child Cannot Wait
by Leon Rosenberg
When do we shift from trying to work within the parent-child relationship to seeing the child as a separate entity needing to cope with a destructive parent?
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Madeline Levine on Psychotherapy with Adolescents
Learn from adolescent psychotherapy expert, Madeline Levine, the challenges and rewards of working with teens. CE credits available.
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Violet Oaklander on Gestalt Therapy with Children
The founder of Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents discusses therapeutic relationship building with kids and teens, the unique rewards of introducing expressive arts therapy techniques, and the challenges of being sufficiently directive in working with children.  
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Lynn Ponton on the Challenges and Joys of Working with Teens
Teen expert Lynn Ponton, MD, shares wisdom from over three decades of working with children and adolescents, and describes how technology has changed the life of teenagers and those who work with them.
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Philip Kendall on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
CBT scholar and expert Dr. Philip Kendall discusses the evolution of CBT theory over the years, his work with Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck and his empirically validated treatment program for kids and adolescents with anxiety.
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