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              Deborah Rogers LMFT

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We are more often frightened than hurt...

And we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

    Marcus Annaeus Seneca




- Angry Energy Spikes                    - Guess What Happened Next
- Clinical Articles                            - Sharing Resources

On this page, we have listed sixteen projective workbooks and one therapeutic book for children.   We also have several articles written for clinicians and a couple of books that are still in the gestation stage of coming to life.  Check back later to see when these two books will be available! 

Angry Energy Spikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This short story for children follows one character, Natty, through a scene at the playground where another child gets angry and starts throwing sand.  It offers ideas about ways to deal with anger and positive ways to manage the Angry Energy Spikes that grow inside of us when we get angry.

Child readers are invited to color the pages and draw a picture of what they themselves look like when they get really angry inside.

Book dimensions: 7.5" x 5.5", soft cover, 36 pages, saddle stapled.

If you would like to order copies
of this therapeutic storybook, please contact our Wellspring office.

Guess What Happened Next  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

This is an effective series of sixteen workbooks that invite children
to create their own projective stories to help them process challenging situations and feelings. 

They can be used by children during their play therapy sessions and parents can use them as an activity to do during quality play time with their child.

Each workbook has a general story line and children are invited to draw illustrations to go along with the open-ended story that they create.  Each title has a workbook written for either a girl or a boy so they can relate more specifically to the story.

Book dimensions: 8.5" x 11", soft cover, 10 pages, side stapled. 

"The Mean Bossy Kid"             To help a bullied child process their trauma
"The First Day of School"       Assists with transitions and social fears
"When Teacher Gets Mad"      When a child acts out at school
"The Grouchy Teacher"           Focuses on a teacher's angry behaviors

"The New Baby"                      Adjustment, role changes and abandonment issues
"Yelling is Scary"                    Processing the fears related to when others yell
"When Daddy Moved Away"    Helps with divorce or other times a father leaves
"When Mommy Moved Away"   Helps with divorce or other times a mother leaves

"Going to the Doctor"              Checkups and anxiety regarding doctor visits
"Going to the Hospital"            Processes fears regarding procedures/machines
"Puppy Gets Scared"               Social fears and anxieties
"Puppy at the Park"                  Peer related social issues and fears

"Puppy Gets Adopted"            Adjusting to leaving one family and joining another
"Keeping Secrets"                  Dealing with secrets of the child or others
"When You Leave"             
    Separation anxiety when leaving a child
"Playing Together"          
     Needs & feelings as child plays with parent 
"Tell Mr. Mean to Go Away"   Externalizing anxiety, obcessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors

If you would like to order copies of any therapeutic workbooks, please contact our Wellspring office.


Articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
These articles were written primarily for clinicians who either work collaboratively with play therapists or provide play therapy themselves. Click on the titles to read each article.

"Helping Children Through the Challenges of Loss & Grief"
Insights from grief specialist Ninette Larson, MFT  (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT      (available through CALAPT archives)
Published in: CALAPT Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2005

Playing With Your Clients"
Play Therapy Benefits Children & Their Families

by Deborah P. Rogers MFT

Published in: "The East Bay Therapist", March/April 2004

This article gives an overview of the play therapy process, discusses how clinicians who are working with adult individuals might want to collaborate with a play therapist to compliment their client's treatment and gives a case example of how that collaboration might look.  

"Play Therapy in Australia & Japan"
Insights and Inner Views from the work of Australian play therapist and researcher 
Dr. Karen Stagnitti  (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT
Published in: "CALAPT Newsletter", Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2004

"Perspectives on Working With Homeless Children"
The work of Ana Sutton, MA, RPT  (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT
Published in: "CALAPT Newsletter", Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 6, January 2004

"Is Play Therapy Different in Great Britain?"
The interesting perspectives of a leading British Play Therapist. 
An introduction to the life and work of Ann Cattanach, PhD, MSc,
RDth, RDT (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT
Published in: "CALAPT Newsletter", Volume 12, Issue 4, Page 3, October 2003

"Creative Endeavors: The Foundation & Mechanism
for Creation of the Self

An interview with Linda Chapman, ATR-BC, RPT-S on Art Therapy
and Her Work  (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT
Published in: "CALAPT Newsletter", Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 3, April 2003

"Walking Into the Cave and Meeting Yourself"
An Interview With Gisela De Domenico, Ph.D., MFT, RPT-S and her Sandtray Work  (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT
Published in: "CALAPT Newsletter", Volume 09, Issue 2, Page 2, April 2002

"Is This Play Therapy or a Scene from Some High-Suspense Movie?" 
John Osborne LCSW & his Exciting work as a Play Therapist and Custody Evaluator  (an interview)
by Deborah P. Rogers MFT               
Published in: "CALAPT Newsletter", Volume 01, Issue 4, October 2001

"Addressing Diversity Issues in Play Therapy"
Citation of "Play Therapy in Australia & Japan" by D. Rogers MFT
by Kevin O'Connor
Published in: "Professional Psychology, Research & Practice", Volume 36,
Number 5, 566-573, 2004

"Youths Turn to Cutting to Ease Pain"
Contra Costa Times Article on Self-Harming Behaviors
An interview of Wellspring, plus other clinicians and teens
by Jackie Burrell, columnist
Published in: "Contra Costa Times", April 2, 2006 issue, a01 news section, 2006

Sharing Resources  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The following are some of the Wellspring articles that are made available to our patients.

- "Behavior and Boundaries"                                     - "Adoption & Attachment Issues"
- "Why Do People Act That Way?"            
                 - "Long Relationships"         
- "How Do People End Up Feeling Helpless?"          - "Active Communication"             
- "Are Our Feelings Actually Facts?"     
                    - "Adults Need to Play Too"       

"When Children Don't Listen"                                - "Processing Loss With Kids"
- "Talking With Kids - 7 Steps"                                - "Helping Children Manage Loss"
- "A Child's Response to Trauma"          
                  - "Acting Out Behaviors"
- "Developing Healthy Attachments"          
             - "Bedwetting"

"Parenting Your Adolescent"                                   - "Ending the Cycle of Violence"  
- "Symptoms of Attachment Issues"                       - "Attachment Issues and Acting Out"
- "Reducing Negative Behaviors Thru Play"            - "Childhood ADHD, Maybe  Something Else?"
- "Helping Kids When Mom Returns to Work"         - "Play Therapy, How it Works"                       

"Finishing Your Projects, Goals & Dreams"            - "Managing Behaviors"
 - "Stress Less - Back to School"                          - "Floor-Time Strategies"
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Sensory Defensiveness"                                  - "Emotional Needs of the Gifted Child"
"When Children Have Problems at School"         - "Preventing Troubled Behaviors"

"Handling Troubled Behaviors"                        -  "Family Legal Issues"
"Uncomfortable Feelings"                               - "Coping With Self-Injury Behavior"
"Learned Helplessness"                                  - "Battering Personality"
"Couples Therapy Exercises"                           - "Emotionall Maturity"    

"Overcoming Anxiety"                                    - "Parent Alienation Syndrome"
"Payoffs and Drawbacks of Anger"                   - "Helping Kids Deal With Feelings"


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