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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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David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP 205 Dogwood Court Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP has written a book of poetry and prose to benefit the Children�s Home of Poughkeepsie.  The new 57-page book, A Place of Healing and Hope speaks eloquently of the mission of the Home and the challenges faced by both the children who are placed there due to abuse and neglect, and the staff who work to help them heal.  Whimsical stories and eloquent artwork by some of the children and anecdotes by staff members are included with Dr. Crenshaw�s inspiring poetry and articulate commentary.   

An excerpt from one of the poems, �Honoring Our Unsung Heroes� reads:

            ��When children who�ve missed out on the �goodies� of life raise money for the SPCA,

When countless children and teens bear immense suffering with dignity and courage,

When an enraged youth refuses to come inside and his peer brings him a blanket and sandwich, these are our unsung heroes.� 

Dr. Crenshaw currently serves as Clinical Director at the Children�s Home of Poughkeepsie.  He is the Director and Founder of the Rhinebeck Child and Family Center, LLC, a private practice serving children and families and also providing training and consultation to agencies serving at-risk children.  He has written numerous books on play therapy and child psychology.  He served for many years as Clinical Director at the Astor Home for Children and continues to serve as an officer on their Board.  Dr. Crenshaw is also a Faculty Associate of Johns Hopkins University.   

A Place of Healing and Hope is available for $10 through the Children�s Home, 10 Children�s Way, off Fulton Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie, or by calling Cindy LaPaitra at the Home: 845-452-1420 x122.  The book can be mailed for a total cost of $15, charged to a credit card.  All proceeds from the book will support the work of the Children�s Home.   

The new book will also be available for sale at the upcoming Margaret G. Race Award�s Reception at Dutchess Golf & Country Club on October 14.  Proceeds from this annual event go toward improved recreational facilities and programs for the children. For details and reservations contact Cindy LaPaitra at the number above.


The Children�s Home of Poughkeepsie is a 163-year old community-based not for profit agency serving at-risk children and their families in the Hudson River Region.