Frustrated by the challenges of
helping defiant, oppositional, aggressive children? Dr. David A.
Crenshaw shares successful techniques he has developed during more than
as a clinical child psychologist.
Chronically angry children may look like
strong, fearless gorillas on the outside. Inside, they are like
fearful, wary fawns at the edge of the woods. They crave contact
with others, but fear being hurt again.
They may have been hurt by loss, whether by
divorce or death, and are struggling with grief. They may have
been hurt by violence and abuse. Perhaps, they never had a secure
family life to develop trust early on.
The art of healing fawns in gorilla suits
requires not taking their anger personally, but realizing anger is how
they protect themselves. They hurt deep inside from invisible, yet
very real wounds. To help such children feel safe, become
trusting, and deal with intense emotions, Dr. Crenshaw developed special
play therapy techniques. He teaches his techniques to clinicians,
school personnel, and others who work with angry children.
Sample learning Dr. Crenshaw's projective
techniques on this web site during today's visit and return for more
techniques as they are added.
Dr. David A. Crenshaw is a highly
credentialed and respected clinical psychologist, who is Past President of
the New York Association of Play Therapy. He has dedicated his
career, Center, books, videotape, projective techniques, and leadership
to helping aggressive children.
He and his Rhinebeck Child
and Family Center, LLC are available for:
- Broadcast and Print Media
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