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Best Child Therapy Books That You Need

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Child Therapy books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals (2013)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedThis indispensable workbook successfully combines the foundational content needed to orient play therapists to the child-centered approach with an engaging series of reflective and experiential activities designed to help develop therapeutic competence.The many activities included here allow readers to engage in an interactive process to learn the philosophy and skills of child-centered play therapy: seeing the world through the child s eyes, empathizing, tracking, setting limits, recognizing ch…
Author(s): Jodi Ann Mullen, June M. Rickli

Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger (2018)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedDealing with stress, anxiety and anger are important skills to learn, but not all kids learn those strategies naturally. The Coping Skills for Kids Workbook can help teach children to calm down, balance their energy and emotions, and process challenging feelings.
Author(s): Janine Halloran

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings: A Therapist’s Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children (2017)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedHelp children to stay on top of “big” feelings like anger, sadness and anxiety with this ingeniously easy-to-use therapy toolkit. Focusing on making therapy for children both purposeful and playful, the book provides 47 activities to transform your sessions using everyday materials and a variety of tried-and-tested therapy models.The authors deliver sage advice on how to work with children, adapting your approach for different age groups and judging how and when to involve parents and teachers.
Author(s): Fiona Zandt, Suzanne Barrett, et al.

Trauma Systems Therapy for Children and Teens, Second Edition (2015)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedThis highly practical book has helped thousands of clinicians make the most of limited resources to support children and families struggling with chronic, multiple adversities. Trauma systems therapy (TST) is grounded in cutting-edge research on traumatic stress and child development.
Author(s): B. Heidi Ellis, Glenn N. Saxe , et al.

CBT Strategies for Anxious and Depressed Children and Adolescents: A Clinician’s Toolkit (2017)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedIn a large-size format for easy photocopying, this book provides 167 engaging full-color reproducible tools for use in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 7- to 18-year-olds. Beautifully designed handouts and worksheets are presented for each phase of treating anxiety and depression, organized in a state-of-the-art modular framework that encourages therapeutic flexibility.
Author(s): Eduardo L. Bunge, Javier Mandil, et al.

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families) (2017)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedThis widely used practitioner resource and course text, now significantly revised, is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community, and other traumatic events.
Author(s): Nancy Boyd Webb, Lenore C. Terr

Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: The Nuts and Bolts (2018)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedWidely regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and teaching text, this book provides a complete introduction to doing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 6- to 18-year-olds. The authors offer a blueprint for formulating cases and tailoring treatment to each child's or adolescent's unique developmental and clinical needs.
Author(s): Robert D. Friedberg, Jessica M. McClure

CBT Doodling for Kids: 50 Illustrated Handouts to Help Build Confidence and Emotional Resilience in Children Aged 6–11 (2018)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedUsing creative therapy techniques developed through years of working with young children, this activity book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with children aged 6-11.
Author(s): Tanja Sharpe

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques (2008)

 Best Child Therapy Books That You NeedIn this comprehensive resource, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children of all ages and their families. Activities address a range of issues including, Feelings Expression, Social Skills, Self-Esteem, and Termination. A must have for mental health professionals seeking to add creative interventions to their repertoire.
Author(s): Liana Lowenstein

Best Child Therapy Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some child therapy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Campbell's Physical Therapy for Children

Author(s): Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, Margo Orlin, PT, PhD and Joseph Schreiber
ID: 3531757, Publisher: Elsevier, Year: 2023, Size: 463 Mb, Format: pdf

Dance/Movement Therapy for Infants and Young Children with Medical Illness: Treating Somatic and Psychic Distress

Author(s): Suzi Tortora, Miri Keren
ID: 3565201, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Relationships with Children

Author(s): Nancy H. Cochran, William J. Nordling, Jeff L. Cochran
ID: 3352467, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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