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Dr. David A. Crenshaw, Director  

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Dr. Crenshaw is the proud recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hudson Valley Psychological Association.

Dr. Crenshaw is co-editing a series of books for Guilford.  Please click here for his Guilford books and ordering information.

 Rosie, first NY trial dog and what you can do to support Rosie's Law

"Heartfelt Feelings" Coloring Cards

Certified translations in 8 languages

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Dr. Crenshaw's book Bereavement: Counseling the Grieving throughout the Life Cycle is so successful that it is now in its third printing and earned an average customer rating of 4.0 out of 5 starsfrom Amazon.com      

Read Dr. Crenshaw's articles in Play Therapy magazine by clicking on title: "Should I Be Worried?"  "Selective Mutism" "Preverbal Trauma" "No Time or Place for Child's Play" "Sounds of Silence" "Symbolism of Windows and Doors in Play Therapy" "The Wonder of It All" "Rosie Goes to Court"  "Secrets Told to Ivy"  with permission of Play Therapy Magazine.  

Two New Poetry Books By David A. Crenshaw (click on titles for details)       The Vision of the Heart  and A Place of Healing and Hope

Books below are available in paperback at 20% discount. To order click on the book images below or simply call 1-800-462-6420.  Code # 4W9CAPBK.  If you want to read reviews first, click on book title under the book image.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Wounded Spirits and Healing Paths,

Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents

Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits

Understanding and Treating Aggressive Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits

Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children


Evocative Strategies in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Presentations- Including Upcoming
Testimonials from Presentations
Dr. Crenshaw's Publications
DVD on Grief
...Heart Symbol Strategies
...Heartfelt Feelings Coloring Card Kit
...Party Hats on Monsters
...Anger Modulation Drawings
...The Ship Prepares for Voyage
...The Magic Key
...The Fair Trial
...The Tree at the Top of the Hill
...Falling Leaves
...Holiday Writing Exercises
...Three Doors
Articles for Parents and Teachers
Article: Empathic Healer
Article: The Fawns beneath the Gorilla Suits
Article: The Hidden Dimensions
Article: Sounds of Children's Silence
Article: Windows to the Child�s Soul
Article: Selective Mutism
Article: Sealing off the Fountain
Article: by Liana Lowenstein, MSW
Article: Rosie the Golden Retriever
Poetry... Musings of the Soul
...Multicultural Language of Healing a Child
...Poetry Book-The Vision of the Heart
...Poetry Book-A Place of Healing and Hope
Tribute to Survivors of Domestic Violence
"My Wish for Children"
YouTube Videos
About Dr. Crenshaw

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Bereavement: Counseling the Grieving throughout the Life Cycle

by Dr. David A. Crenshaw


is so successful that it is now in its third printing and

earned an average customer rating of

4.0 out of 5 starsfrom Amazon.com


Reviews from the book's back cover:

David Crenshaw wrote Bereavement "...for all who work with grieving children and adults." It is a useful tool for those who help others through the grief process. It is written in jargonless, understandable language, with an emphasis on practicality.

Crenshaw focuses upon seven tasks of mourning that he believes must be achieved in order to resolve a loss. These tasks are impacted by developmental factors in differing life stages Specific grief issues of children - including infants, toddlers, preschool and school-aged children, as well as teens, young adults, adults in midlife, and elderly adults are discussed and illustrated with case examples. Examples of helpful and not-so-helpful responses to the bereaved are also provided.

Crenshaw's style is down-to-earth and readable (he attributes this to having been raised in a small farming community in Missouri where people want to know what to do and how to do it!) His use of case examples allows the reader to stay emotionally involved as well as clearly illustrating ins points.

"I would highly recommend this book to anyone who works with people in any capacity; for all people at some time in their lives deal with grief and loss."

Lin Wagner, Gatekeeper Outreach Coordinator


"Offering a wealth of information in a small amount of space, Crenshaw leads his readers through the seven stages of the bereavement process, noting carefully how particular developmental stages in life will affect the way in which the process is handled. He then gives several sensible suggestions to those who are often called to help others deal with their grief Afterwards, the six major chapters of the book are devoted to the particular needs of the bereaved at each stage of the life cycle, from preschooler to senior. Each chapter contains accounts of typical behaviors and warning signs for which the bereaved may require more intensive or professional psychiatric help. This book should prove extremely useful for those who want a practical guide for helping others handle bereavement."

Mary Deelev, Booklist


"Excellent resource book deals with many losses throughout a lifetime. Practical overview covers every possible grief counseling situation. Written in a way that parents with grieving children, relatives looking for ways to reach out & others will treasure this book. Few authors address so many specific situations."

Sr. Jean Marie, SHARE Newsletter,VOL. 14, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 1991


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