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Therapeutic Games and Guided Imagery

Tools for Mental Health and School Professionals Working with Children, Adolescents, and Their Families

Edited by Monit Cheung

Publication Date - 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9780190615857

278 pages
6 x 8.8 inches

In Stock


Therapeutic Games and Guided Imagery is packed with tools for social workers, counselors, school professionals, students, and other helping professionals in the medical and mental health fields. Through the use of interactive exercises, therapists and professionals can help their clients build confidence and develop new perspectives on their interpersonal relationships. The games and guided imagery exercises included are both innovative and empirically tested; they aim to help clients increase the benefits of psychotherapy within a relatively short time.

Professor Cheung has structured the book with tables and a cross-referenced index to facilitate easy and efficient navigation of the many step-by-step activities and exercises. The techniques help clients relax, express their feelings, and enhance their abilities to improve their interpersonal relationships. These exercises not only benefit clients; they promote creativity and flexibility in clinicians.
The games and guided imagery exercises are inventive helping tools that students and practitioners will use as they guide clients along the path to better mental health.

A PowerPoint presentation created by the author is available for download. The PowerPoint presentation elaborates on the book's activities and provides a valuable supplementary teaching resource.


  • Includes therapeutic games, activites, and guided imagery exercises to be used by professionals in social work, counseling, allied health fields, and schools
  • Activities are designed to to work with childen and adolescents of different ages to help them relax, express feelings, address anxiety, ADHD, and depression, and improve interpersonal relationships
  • Each activity is presented with clear instructions for implementation and a review of the research and theories supporting the effectiveness of the exercise

About the Author(s)

Monit Cheung (MA, MSW, PhD, LCSW) is professor and chair of the Children and Families Concentration, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston. Professor Cheung is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in family counseling, child and adolescent counseling, and incest survivor treatment. Professor Cheung has taught at the graduate level for twenty years; she has always emphasized her experiential and practice-oriented approach to teaching. Author of several books, she is also chair of the Advocacy Committee at the Catholic Charities in Houston and board member for the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

    Therapeutic Games and Activities
    For Children and Adolescents
    For Families and Groups
    Guided Imagery
    For Children and Adolescents
    For Families and Groups

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