Summary: When working with adolescent clients it can sometimes be a challenge for that client to feel comfortable opening up about their feelings and emotions. One simple intervention that can be utilized is creating an It's My Life CD. This activity helps create a starting point for conversation and can be a tool for future discussions.
The client will create their own CD (Title, Cover Design, Song List, etc) and can be very vague related to any part of their life, or more specific relating to treatment issues.
Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques, ed. L. Lowenstein. Toronto: Champion Press.
Smith, J. (2008). It’s My Life CD. In Lowenstein, L. Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Children and Families. http://hstrial-laparicio1.homestead.com/Liana_Lowenstein_Article.pdf