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Gil, Eliana

Works: 76 works in 286 publications in 6 languages and 9,637 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Documentary films  Methods (Music)  Short films  Bibliographies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Host, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: RJ507.A29, 618.92891653
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eliana Gil
The healing power of play : working with abused children by Eliana Gil( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abused and traumatized children have special therapeutic needs. This book focuses on the impact of trauma and how to help children achieve a positive resolution. Issues such as facilitating and intervening in post-traumatic play are highlighted along with clinical examples of treatment planning and technique selection. Case vignettes of child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect demonstrate the use of nondirective and directive play therapy. With its valuable insights and practical guidance, this book is an essential resource for all mental health professionals who work with abused children, as well as for those who work with adult survivors of abuse. Other professionals who come into contact with abused children such as protective service workers, medical professionals, clergy, teachers, and day-care professionals will find much of interest
Helping abused and traumatized children : integrating directive and nondirective approaches by Eliana Gil( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Children who have been traumatized by sexual abuse or other maltreatment may deal with their painful feelings and memories in many different ways. How can a therapist build strong relationships with these vulnerable young clients? What is the best way to target trauma-related symptomatology when a child is unable or unwilling to "talk about it"? This book presents an integrative treatment model that combines play and other expressive therapies with elements of cognitive-behavioral and family therapy. Written with wisdom and empathy by clinician Eliana Gil, the book illustrates how to draw on the strengths of diverse approaches in tailoring therapy to each child's needs." "Attuned to the complexities of real-world clinical practice, this book will enhance the skills of all mental health professionals working with children and families, including child and school psychologists, social workers, play and art therapists, counselors, family therapists, and psychiatrists. It will serve as an invaluable text for graduate students and trainees in these fields."--Jacket
Play in family therapy by Eliana Gil( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic volume, now completely revised, has helped tens of thousands of therapists integrate play therapy and family therapy techniques in clinical practice. Eliana Gil demonstrates a broad range of verbal and nonverbal strategies for engaging all family members--including those who are ambivalent toward therapy--and tailoring interventions for different types of presenting problems. Numerous case examples illustrate ways to effectively use puppets, storytelling, art making, the family play genogram, drama, and other expressive techniques with children, adolescents, and their parents. Gil offers specific guidance for becoming a more flexible, creative practitioner and shows how recent advances in neuroscience support her approach. Photographs of client artwork are included. New to This Edition *Incorporates 20 years of clinical experience and the ongoing development of Gil's influential integrative approach. *All-new case material. *Discusses how current brain research can inform creative interventions. *Heightened focus on personal metaphors, complete with detailed suggestions for exploring and processing them."--
Outgrowing the pain : a book for and about adults abused as children by Eliana Gil( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains information which can help adults who were abused or neglected as children to face the past, overcome the pain, and reduce the negative effects of those experiences so sufferers can have happier and healthier adult lives
Understanding children's drawings by Cathy A Malchiodi( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the art-making process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work
Working with children with sexual behavior problems by Eliana Gil( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is normative sexual play? Why do children develop sexual preoccupations? In what circumstances are children's sexual behaviors abusive or harmful--and how can professionals and parents respond effectively? Based on extensive clinical experience, this book provides authoritative guidance and practical tools in a challenging area for child mental health professionals. Eliana Gil and Jennifer A. Shaw explain the many possible causes of sexual behavior problems and demonstrate treatment procedures that have been shown to work with 4- to 11-year-olds and their families
Cultural issues in play therapy by Eliana Gil( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filled with illustrative case material, this volume establishes a nuanced framework for thinking about the cultural context of play and play therapy. Also included is a special chapter on art therapy. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural factors influence children's behavior, the ideas and feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions. Highlighting specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children, chapters explore cultural norms related to pretend play, games, expressing feelings, personal space, and communication. In addition, the volume addresses the social stressors that many clients face, including racism, poverty, and acculturation challenges, and demonstrates ways to help children and families cope. Throughout, emphasis is given to the need to incorporate cultural knowledge into assessment and treatment planning, while steering clear of overgeneralization or stereotyping. An appendix furnishes useful details on where to obtain multicultural toys, games, and art materials." "This book will enhance the knowledge and skills of all mental health professionals working with children and families. It offers important new insights for child and school psychologists, social workers, play and art therapists, counselors, family therapists, and child psychiatrists, along with students and trainees in these fields."--Jacket
Treating abused adolescents by Eliana Gil( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about adolescents who have been victims of abuse. It discusses how the abuse affects them, how "acting out" is an attempt to get attention and help, and what can be done to provide that help
Termination challenges in child psychotherapy by Eliana Gil( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending therapy in an appropriate and meaningful way is especially important in work with children and adolescents, yet the topic is often overlooked in clinical training. From leading child clinicians, this much-needed book examines the termination process, both for brief and longer-term encounters, and offers practical guidance illustrated with vivid case material. Tools are provided for helping children and families understand termination and work through associated feelings of loss and grief. Challenges in creating positive endings to therapy with children who have experienced trauma an
Systemic treatment of families who abuse by Eliana Gil( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eliana Gil addresses both the symptoms and the underlying precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect and offers new ideas for effective treatment. Gil identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs and outlines the protective factors that can counteract an individual's tendency toward child maltreatment. Without absolving the offender of full responsibility, the author recommends an approach to treatment that involves all family members who may inadvertently contribute to the maintenance of problem behaviors through acts of omission or commission."--Jacket
Working with children to heal interpersonal trauma : the power of play by Eliana Gil( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring in-depth case presentations from master clinicians, this volume highlights the remarkable capacity of traumatized children to guide their own healing process. The book describes what posttraumatic play looks like and how it can foster resilience and coping. Depicted are effective applications of play, art, and other expressive therapies with children who have faced such overwhelming experiences as sexual abuse, chronic neglect, or family violence."--Book jacket
Treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse by Eliana Gil( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexualized children : assessment and treatment of sexualized children and children who molest by Eliana Gil( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of play therapy with abused children by Kevin Dawkins( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This informative video program from renowned practitioner and author Eliana Gil illuminates the unique benefits of play therapy for children who have been physically or sexually abused. Sharing her warmth and clinical insight, Dr. Gil brings viewers into the therapeutic playroom, describes how play activities fit into the reparative process, and provides helpful pointers for practice. With the help of child volunteers (not actual patients), the video demonstrates specific art and play activities that can help children. With video manual: A handy companion manual amplifies themes presented in the video and provides resource lists and references for students and practitioners
Play therapy for severe psychological trauma by Kevin Dawkins( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this instructive video program, renowned practitioner and author, Eliana Gil elucidates the nature of trauma, how to recognize it clinically, and how to manage its powerful effects on children's development with the use of specific art and play techniques. This video includes a reenacted clinical interview and footage from an actual play therapy session, as well as many moving examples of children's work. With empathy and wisdom, Dr. Gil discusses such important topics as what dissociation looks like in children's paintings and drawings and how to intervene effectively in posttraumatic play
Outgrowing the pain together : a book for spouses and partners of adults abused as children by Eliana Gil( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking recovery program for a happier, healthier intimate relationship"--Cover subtitle
Posttraumatic play in children : what clinicians need to know by Eliana Gil( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From leading expert Eliana Gil, this book provides child clinicians with essential knowledge and tools for evaluating and working with posttraumatic play. Such play, which is often repetitive and disturbing, may help resolve traumatic experiences--but can also become toxic. The book guides the clinician to determine what is going on with a given child and intervene sensitively and effectively. Evocative case material is interwoven with up-to-date information on the developmental impact of trauma and ways to facilitate children's natural reparative capacities. A reproducible assessment checklist to help clinicians differentiate between useful and dangerous posttraumatic play can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. _"--Provided by publisher
Foster parenting abused children by Eliana Gil( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the cycle : assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect by Eliana Gil( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California child abuse reporting law : issues and answers for professionals by Eliana Gil( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The healing power of play : working with abused children
Helping abused and traumatized children : integrating directive and nondirective approachesPlay in family therapyOutgrowing the pain : a book for and about adults abused as childrenUnderstanding children's drawingsCultural issues in play therapyTreating abused adolescentsSystemic treatment of families who abuseWorking with children to heal interpersonal trauma : the power of play
Alternative Names
Eliana Gil Family and child therapist

Eliana Gil pédopsychiatre américaine

Eliana Gil psiquiatra infantil estauxunidense

Gil Eliana M.

Gil, Eliana M. 1948-

Gil Valero, Eliana Maria Vedruna 1948-

Valero, Eliana Maria Vedruna Gil 1948-

إليانا جيل

الینا قیل

길, 엘리아나 1948-

ギル, エリアナ