Metaphors are easily, and appropriately, incorporated into therapy for children. While this list is far from comprehensive, it is a starting point to give you an idea of the sort of literature available and the places you can begin to look for further resource material. It covers the art of storytelling, metaphors specifically written for children, and various approaches to child/adolescent therapy.
(1994a). Brave. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn.
Amos, J. (1994b). Confident. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn. Amos, J. (1994c). Happy. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn.
Amos, J. (1997). Lonely: Stories about feelings and how to cope with them. Bath, U.K.: Cherrytree Books.
Amos, J., & Spenceley, A. (1997a). Owning up. Bath, U.K.: Cherrytree Books.
Amos, J., & Spenceley, A. (1997b). Why fight? Slough, U.K.: Cherrytree Books.
Barton, B., & Booth, D. (1990). Stories in the classroom: Storytelling, reading aloud, and roleplaying with children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Berg, I. K., & Steiner, T. (2003). Children's solution work. New York: Norton.
Blatt, G. T. (Ed.). (1990). Once upon a folktale: Capturing the folktale process with children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Bloomquist, M. L., & Schnell, S. V. (2002). Helping children with aggression and conduct problems: Best practices for intervention. New York: Guilford Press. Braithwaite, A. (1997). Feeling angry. London: A&C Black.
Briggs, D. (1993). Toddler storytimeprograms. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.
Brink, N. E. (2002). Grendel and his mother: Healing the traumas of childhood through dreams, imagery, and hypnosis. Amityville, NY: Baywood.
Brett, D. (1997). Annie stories: Helping young children meet the challenges of growing up. Sydney, Australia: Hale & Iremonger.
Brown, L. K., & Brown, M. (1998). How to be a friend: A guide to making friends and keeping them. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.
Callow, G. (2003). "Magician": The use of sustained simile in the alleviation of serious behavioural disturbance and acute dyslexia in a 7-year-old boy. Contemporary Hypnosis, 20(1), 40—47.
Cooper, P. (1993). When stories come to school: Telling, writing, and performing stories in the early childhood classroom. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Cooper, P. J., & Collins, R. (1992). Look what happened to Frog: Storytelling in education. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick.
Covich, S. (Ed.). (2003). A circle in a room full of squares. Fremantle, Australia: John Curtin College of Arts.
Davis, N. (1990). Therapeutic stories to heal abused children. Oxenhill, MD: Psychosocial Associates.
Davis, T. E., & Osborn, C. J. (2000). The solution-focused school counselor. Philadelphia: Accelerated Development.
Edgette, J. S. (2002). Connection and enterprise in adolescent therapy. New York: Norton.
Freeman, J., Epston, D., & Lobovits, D. (1997). Playful approaches to serious problems: Narrative therapy with children and their families. New York: Norton.
Goforth, F., & Spillman, C. (1994). Using folk literature in the classroom. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.
Gottman, J. (1998). Raising an emotionally intelligent child. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Johnston, M. (1996). Dealing with Insults. New York: Powerkids Press.
Kazdin, A. E., & Weisz, J. R. (Eds.). (2003). Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.
Lankton, C., & Lankton, S. R. (1989). Tales of enchantment: Goal-oriented metaphors for adults and children in therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
Lankton, S. R. (1988). The blammo-surprise book: A story to help children overcome fears. New York: Magination Press.
Linden, J. H. (2003). Playful metaphors. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 45(3), 245—250.
MacDonald, M. R. (1993). The storyteller's start-up book: Finding, learning, performing, and using folktales. Little Rock, AR: August House.
MacDonald, M. R. (1995a). Bookplay: 101 creative themes to share with young children. Northhaven, CT: Library Professional Publications.
MacDonald, M. R. (1995b). A parent's guide to storytelling. New York: HarperCollins.
Malgady, R. G., & Costantino, G. (2003). Narrative therapy for Hispanic children and adolescents. In A. E. Kazdin & J. R. Weisz (Eds.), Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents (pp. 21-41). New York: Guilford Press.
Mills, J. C. (2001). Ericksonian play therapy: The spirit of healing with children and adolescents. In B. Geary & J. Zeig (Eds.), The handbook of Ericksonianpsychotherapy (pp. 112-121). Phoenix, AZ: The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Press.
Mills, J. C., & Crowley, R. J. (1986). Therapeutic metaphorsfor children and the child within. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
Moses, B. (1997). I'm worried. East Essex, U.K.: Wayland.
Olness, K., & Kohen, D. P. (1996). Hypnosis and hypnotherapy with children. New York: Guilford Press.
Pellowski, A. (1990). The world of storytelling: A practical guide to the origins, development, and applications of storytelling (Rev. ed.). New York: Wilson.
Pellowski, A. (1995). The storytelling handbook: A young people's collection of unusual tales and helpful hints on how to tell them. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Schaefer, C. E. (1999). Innovative psychotherapy techniques for child and adolescent therapy. New York: Wiley.
Schaefer, C. E. (1999). How to talk to teens about really important things: Specific questions and answers and useful things to say. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Schwartz, M., Trousdale. A. & Woestehoff, S. (Eds.). (1994). Give a listen: Stories of storytelling in school. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers ofEnglish.
Selekman, M. D. (1997). Solution-focused therapy for children: Harnessing family strengths for systemic change. New York: Guilford Press.
Selekman, M. D. (2002). Living on the razor's edge: Solution-oriented brief family therapy for self-harming adolescents. New York: Norton
Selekman, M. (2004). The therapeutic roller coaster: Working with self-harming teens is dramatic and unpredictable. Psychotherapy Networker (January/February), 77—84.
Sells, S. P. (1998). Treating the tough adolescent: A family-based, step-by-step guide. New York: Guilford Press.
Sells, S. P. (2001). Parenting your out-of-control teenager: 7 steps to reestablishing authority and reclaim love. New York: Guilford Press.
Straus, M. (1999). No-talk therapy for children and adolescents. New York: Norton
Taffel, R. (2000). Getting through to difficult kids and parents: Uncommon sense for child professionals. New York: Guilford Press.
Tatar, M. (1992). Off with the heads! Fairy tales and the culture of childhood. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Thomas, J. D. (1999). Great stories for kids. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press.
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