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Haen, C. (2020). The Roles of Metaphor and Imagination in Child Trauma Treatment. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 19(1):42-55.

(2020). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 19(1):42-55

The Roles of Metaphor and Imagination in Child Trauma Treatment

Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA

This article presents developmental theory regarding the emergence and importance of metaphor and imagination to child development. The author then reviews psychotherapy research and clinical literature to identify ways that these two mental processes, as transtheoretical elements of child therapy, can be applied within trauma-specific treatment for expressing and processing difficult experiences, integrating traumatic memories, containing fears, bolstering self-efficacy, and expanding understanding of self and others. Case examples are provided to illustrate clinical applications.

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