Winner of the 1988 Clark Vincent Award for an "outstanding contribution to the profession through a literary work" and translated into four languages, the original edition of Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within was considered a groundbreaking addition to the field of child and adolescent psychotherapy. The 1986 edition was the first-and to this day the only-book that solely intertwines the extraordinary foundational teachings and philosophies of Milton H. Erickson and creative healing approaches for children and adolescents. With resiliency at its core, this revision now brings forward important topics related to neurobiology and cultural value of metaphor and play, along with fresh case examples and creative activities to a new generation of mental health, education, and coaching professionals.
Part I: Prisms of Metaphor. Chapter 1: The Nature of Metaphor. Chapter 2: Metaphor in Child Therapy. Chapter 3: Ingredients of Storywriting. Part II: Creating Therapeutic Metaphors. Chapter 4: Gathering Information. Chapter 5: Learning the Language of the Child. Chapter 6: Three-Level Communication: Bringing It All Together. Part III: Multidimensioal Applications. Chapter 7: The Artistic Metaphor. Chapter 8: Cartoon Therapy. Part IV: Evolutions. Chapter 9: Expanding Individual Therapy to Community Healing. Chapter 10: StoryPlay Therapy(R). Epilogue: Peace and Beauty.