Title

Creative Rituals for Use with Traumatized Adolescents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Originally Published In

Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Volume Number

9

Page Numbers

111-121

Abstract

In this article, the authors present a rationale and a means for utilizing creative rituals with traumatized adolescents. For adolescents who have experienced trauma, creative rituals can be utilized to help reorient their cognitive and emotional selves to the external world. Examples of two creative rituals that can be used in helping clients externalize trauma narratives are provided. Additionally, a discussion of the adaptations of these activities and the limitations of utilizing these interventions are provided.