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New Book Release: Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma


Following the success of her first book “Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents” Psychology Expert, Dr Karen Treisman, is excited to announce the release of her second book.

A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activities, draws on a range of therapeutic models including: systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas.

Like a treasure chest, the book positively overflows with valuable resources, information, ideas, and techniques aimed to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Dr Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, adolescents, and their families. Specific chapters address areas such as working towards multi-levelled safety, magnifying and celebrating strengths, supporting parent/carer-child relationships, responding to nightmares and sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, and transitions – along with a further wealth of information to be discovered within this friendly and practical publication.

Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and over 300 photographed examples.

In addition to her publication, Dr Treisman has also created some sentence-completion and feelings cards. A Therapeutic Treasure Deck is currently available for pre-order, and will be officially released in December. These will form part of a series of more treasure box resources, which will be announced shortly.

Clinical Psychologist Dr Karen Treisman works therapeutically with children and families, trains professionals in attachment, and also offers her services as an expert witness to the courts.  She specialises in immigration cases involving unaccompanied children seeking asylum or children with attachment disorders at risk of harm.

View the profile of Psychology Expert Dr Karen Treisman here.