About the Author

Brian Gilroy, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C., C.E.A.P., is a Student Assistance Counselor with the Cranford School District in Cranford, New Jersey. In this capacity he provides individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, and substance abuse intervention and prevention services. Brian helped implement the first middle school peer leader program in the district. He has over 20 years of experience in working with children and families and maintains a private practice in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Brian is a graduate of Seton Hall University and received his M.S.W. from Rutgers University. Articles about Brian's use of magic and counseling children have been published in; Counseling Today (American Counseling Association), Student Assistance Journal, (Performance Resources Press), The ASCA Counselor (American School Counselors Association), and the Association for Play Therapy Newsletter