"Lisa-Marie Arneson has developed a series of cards for therapeutic use with children and adolescents that are so beautiful, so creative, so appealing, so effective, that words can barely do them justice. I have used some of these cards with my clients, and their response has been amazing. The cards lend themselves to thoughtful responses to various self-disclosure questions: they enhance the child's creative and imaginative abilities; and they promote a stronger sense of self. Many of the sets can be used in combination with each other, or with other games in ingenious ways and can be applied to work with children of all ages, including adolescents. Ms. Arneson is a gifted artis as well as a gifted therapist. Her creativity is limitless. My work has been enriched by her offerings."
-- Violet Oaklander, Ph.D.
Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents.
"The Bright Spots sets are wonderful additions to play therapists' collections of materials. The artwork is very attractive, and the cards themselves can be used flexibly in very creative ways. The children with whom I've used Bright Spots have responded enthusiastically and have even created their own activities using them!"
-- Rise VanFleet, Ph.D., RPT-S
Chief Executive/Child-Family Psychologist
"Bright Spots Cards are probably the most-used games in my Play Therapy collection... These cards encourage and empower clients in so many ways as they reveal themselves to the therapists and/or family. Students and interns who I supervise find the Cards easy to learn to use with people of all ages. No therapists should be without them."
-- Laura Behm Dewan, LMFT, RPT-S
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
"The Bright Spots card games are a wonderful resource to engage and assess children with a variety of presenting issues. The cards are particularly useful for clients who need prompts to help them express their thoughts and feelings. I also like the Memory Garden card game to help bereaved children commemorate the deceased. I highly recommended the Bright Spots card games for mental health practitioners who are seeking a practical and innovative resource to use with their child clients."
- Liana Lowenstein, MSW, author of several books including:
Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth; Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children, and Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce.
"I use this to help my preschool students express their feelings. They all just love the characters"
-- Amanda, Preschool teacher
"Now instead of watching T.V. while eating breakfast, my daughter enjoys looking at all the feelings"
-- Marleen, Mom
" I highly recommend the Marine Life Poster with its bright colors and charming illustrations"
-- Leslie, Mom of 3 boys.
"Hey, the flowers have the same feelings as me"
"All the kids with feelings will like it"
"I like the grumpy lady bug. I get grumpy too, but just a tiny bit"