Contributed by David Crenshaw

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Case Study January 8, 2014

Rewriting the Story

Entering the World of the Abused Child

Therapists must offer abused children a different felt experience of who they are. Read more

Case Study January 1, 2013

Treating the Dissociative Child

The Road Back from the Ultimate Loss of Self

Few cases offer as eerie a therapeutic challenge as a suddenly noncommunicative child, lost in a dissociative shutdown. Read more

Case Study October 18, 2008

The Healing Power of Play

Helping the traumatized child find safety again

The child therapist approaches the child who can't play by introducing play activities one step at the time. Read more

David Crenshaw

David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, is Clinical Director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie.  He is Past-President of the New York Association for Play Therapy, a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology, a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor.  He was honored with the Excellence in Psychology Award in 2009 and has received two Lifetime Achievement Awards: in 2012 by the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, and in 2018 by the NY Association for Play Therapy.  He is the author/editor/co-editor of 17 books, over 100 book chapters, and journal articles on child aggression, play therapy and child trauma, his books co-edited with Cathy Malchiodi are What to Do When Children Clam-Up in Psychotherapy and a book co-written with Eliana Gil titled Termination Challenges in Child Psychotherapy.