Jill Osborne – Children, Trauma, and Play Therapy

Juanita Watson speaks with author and Pay Terapy expert Jill Osborne about her new book Sam Feels Better Now! An Interactive Story for children.  Osborne’s new book, grounded in the latest research from Traumatology and Play Therapy, leads children on a journey to find out what happened with Sam and along the way discover their own hidden feelings and fears and begin to discharge their trauma.  Recommended for young children who have witnessed domestic violence or other forms of abuse.  The book is designed for use by professional therapists but the principles contained in this book will be valuable for any parent. Jill Osborne
Sam saw something awful and scary! Ms. Carol, a special therapist, will show Sam how to feel better. Children can help Sam feel better too by using drawings, play, and storytelling activities. They will be able to identify and manage their own feelings and difficulties in their lives following a traumatic event, crisis, or grief.Therapists’ Acclaim for Sam Feels Better Now
“This beautiful little picture book is the ideal guide for a series of therapy sessions that will focus the child’s attention on positives and help to deal with the traumatic memories”
— Bob Rich, PhD., AnxietyAndDepression-help.com

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