Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

A Clinician's Guide

Paris Goodyear-Brown


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This book addresses a key need for child therapists--how to actively involve parents in treatment and give them tools to support their child's healthy development. Known for her innovative, creative therapeutic approach, Paris Goodyear-Brown weaves together knowledge about play therapy, trauma, attachment theory, and neurobiology. She presents step-by-step strategies to help parents understand their child's needs, reflect on their own emotional triggers, set healthy boundaries, make time together more fun, and respond effectively to challenging behavior. Filled with rich clinical illustrations, the volume features 52 reproducible handouts and worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.


Paris Goodyear-Brown:
Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, is Founder of the TraumaPlay Institute; Clinical Director of Nurture House, in Franklin, Tennessee; and Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University. Ms. Goodyear-Brown is the creator of the TraumaPlay therapy model, which focuses on trauma recovery, attachment repair, and anxiety reduction. She is a recipient of the Public Education and Promotion Award from the Association for Play Therapy; has given a TEDx talk on trauma and play therapy; and is the author of multiple books, chapters, and articles related to child therapy. Her mission is to help parents and children delight in each other as they stick together through hard times, and to equip other clinicians to do the same.