Zita Chriszto | Clinical Psychologist
Comprehensive Overview of Child Psychological Therapies: A Spectrum of Approaches for Mental Well-being

Primarily used with children, play therapy utilizes play, children’s natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys and games. It’s effective in dealing with social, emotional, and behavioral problems, allowing therapists to observe and gain insights into children’s problems.

Child psychology assessments pinpoint strengths and challenges, from ADHD identification through behavioral checklists to emotional insights with tools like the CBCL. These evaluations guide targeted support, fostering growth across cognitive, emotional, and behavioral domains.

Art therapy uses the creative process of art-making to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It allows expression and processing of emotions and experiences through non-verbal means, often revealing unconscious thoughts and feelings.

Katathym-Imaginative Psychotherapy (KIP), when tailored for children, transforms into an engaging process where imaginative play and drawing become central elements. In this child-friendly adaptation, therapists guide young individuals to express themselves through the art of drawing, coupled with daydreaming and imaginative storytelling. This method allows children to explore their inner world in a safe and supportive environment.


This therapy uses dance and movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration. It’s beneficial for individuals who find verbal expression challenging, providing an alternative medium to explore and express emotions and experiences.

CBT is a structured, time-limited therapy that focuses on identifying and modifying dysfunctional thinking patterns, beliefs, and behaviors to alleviate psychological distress. While more structured, CBT can be adapted for children to help them identify and challenge dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors through age-appropriate techniques and activities.

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