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Play Therapy

Play Therapy Book
Author : Garry L. Landreth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0415886813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is a text for graduate-level counseling students in play therapy courses. It provides comprehensive and detailed information for creating therapeutic relationships with children and facilitating the play therapy process. Landreth stresses the importance of understanding the child's world and perspective, allowing play therapists to fully connect with them. Although there is this emphasis on the experiential aspect, the relevant research and theory are still considered. The author presents descriptions of play and the history of play therapy, child and therapist characteristics, play room set-up and materials, working with parents. Guidelines, transcripts, and case examples are provided for governing sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship. This new edition will incorporate the relevant research that has taken place since the publication of the previous, and includes new sections on supervision of play therapists, legal and ethical issues, and multicultural considerations in play therapy"--

Introduction to Play Therapy

Introduction to Play Therapy Book
Author : Ann Cattanach
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781583912485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title provides a basic grounding in play therapy intervention, answering questions such as: who can play therapy help, what are the best settings for play therapy, and how should you train in play therapy?

Play Therapy

Play Therapy Book
Author : David A. Crenshaw,Anne L. Stewart
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release : 2016-02-22
ISBN : 1462526446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This authoritative work brings together leading play therapists to describe state-of-the-art clinical approaches and applications. The book explains major theoretical frameworks and summarizes the contemporary play therapy research base, including compelling findings from neuroscience. Contributors present effective strategies for treating children struggling with such problems as trauma, maltreatment, attachment difficulties, bullying, rage, grief, and autism spectrum disorder. Practice principles are brought to life in vivid case illustrations throughout the volume. Special topics include treatment of military families and play therapy interventions for adolescents and adults.

Play Therapy Today

Play Therapy Today Book
Author : Eileen Prendiville,Justine Howard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-20
ISBN : 1135009058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Play Therapy Today brings together the work of renowned practitioners and academics currently working and researching in therapeutic play and play therapy, and presents a range of ground-breaking methods for practising with groups, individuals, and parents and carers. Providing an overview of new or revitalised topics in play therapy, each chapter presents the relevant theoretical underpinnings and principles of practice, a guide to implementing the method and case study vignettes of the approach in practice. The three sections include chapters on: the Therapeutic Touchstone model and the development of the therapeutic relationship, an overview of the use of individual play therapy techniques with children in a hospital setting, and an overview of Yasenik and Gardner’s Play Therapy Dimensions Model with an in-depth exploration of the dimension of consciousness from both a theoretical and practical, play-based orientation. Jennings’ Embodiment-Project-Role model and its implementation in group work, the practical use of puppets in educational and therapeutic settings, the therapeutic value of working with groups in the outdoors, and the use of play in groups for children with a variety of sensory, intellectual and physical disabilities. Stagnitti’s adaptation of the ‘Learn to Play’ programme for parent/carer use, Group Theraplay with peer groups and parent/child dyads and how a neurosequential approach supports case conceptualization and play therapy practice with families. The book provides practitioners with up-to-date, effective and practical techniques that they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and their families. It is an important resource for trainee, newly qualified and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and trainers. It will also be of interest to social workers, teachers, psychologists, child psychotherapists and other health professionals.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy Book
Author : Pamela Meersand, Ph.D.,Karen J. Gilmore, M.D.
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2017-09-11
ISBN : 1615370439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offering a skillful balance of broad but coherent foundational information as well as practical application, this book functions both as an introduction for young therapists and as a guide for more experienced child clinicians.

Group Play Therapy

Group Play Therapy Book
Author : Daniel S. Sweeney,Jennifer Baggerly,Dee C. Ray
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-02-03
ISBN : 1136247203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Group Play Therapy presents an updated look at an effective yet underutilized therapeutic intervention. More than just an approach to treating children, group play therapy is a life-span approach, undergirded by solid theory and, in this volume, taking wings through exciting techniques. Drawing on their experiences as clinicians and educators, the authors weave theory and technique together to create a valuable resource for both mental health practitioners and advanced students. Therapists and ultimately their clients will benefit from enhancing their understanding of group play therapy.

Play Therapy with Preteens

Play Therapy with Preteens Book
Author : Eric Green,Jennifer Baggerly,Amie Myrick
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-08-15
ISBN : 1538108623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book presents integrative models of play therapy that incorporate expressive arts and evidence-informed interventions when working with preadolescents from a play-based context. It covers play therapy with preadolescents, integrating expressive arts like music, movement, play, sand, and poetry into treatment, along with familial involvement.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy Book
Author : Terry Kottman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-11-24
ISBN : 1119025990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written for use in play therapy and child counseling courses, this extraordinarily practical text provides a detailed examination of basic and advanced play therapy concepts and skills and guidance on when and how to use them. Kottman’s multitheoretical approach and wealth of explicit techniques are also helpful for clinicians who want to gain greater insight into children’s minds and enhance therapeutic communication through the power of play. After a discussion of the basic concepts and logistical aspects of play therapy, Kottman illustrates commonly used play therapy skills and more advanced skills. Introduced in this edition is a new chapter on working with parents and teachers to increase the effectiveness of play therapy. Practice exercises and “Questions to Ponder” throughout the text facilitate the skill-building and self-examination process. *Requests for digital versions from ACA can be found on www.wiley.com. *To purchase print copies, please visit the ACA website *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Play Therapy Techniques

Play Therapy Techniques Book
Author : Charles E. Schaefer,Donna M. Cangelosi
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN : 0765703602
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four. These lively chapters expand the comprehensive scope of the book by describing issues involved in beginning and ending therapy, using metaphors, playing music and ball, and applying the renowned "Color Your Life" technique. The extensive selection of play techniques described in this book will add to the clinical repertoire of students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling. When used in combination with formal education and clinical supervision, Play Therapy Techniques, Second Edition, can be especially useful for developing treatment plans to address the specific needs of various clinical populations. Students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and child life specialists will find this second of Play Therapy Techniques informative and clinically useful.

Play Therapy with Adolescents

Play Therapy with Adolescents Book
Author : Loretta Gallo-Lopez,Charles E. Schaefer
Publisher : Jason Aronson
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780765703392
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody and difficult, but they can also become fascinating, creative, spontaneous and impassioned. This book offers a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents.

Contemporary Play Therapy

Contemporary Play Therapy Book
Author : Charles E. Schaefer,Heidi Gerard Kaduson
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2007-10-18
ISBN : 1593856334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.

Innovations in Play Therapy

Innovations in Play Therapy Book
Author : Garry L. Landreth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-17
ISBN : 1135058024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is unique in exploring the process of conducting short-term intensive group play therapy and the subsequent results. It focuses on play therapy with special populations of aggressive acting-out children, autistic children, chronically ill children, traumatized children, selective mute children, disassociative identity disorder adults with child alters, and the elderly. The book addresses such vital issues as: * How play therapy helps children * Confidentiality in working with children * How to work with parents * What the play therapist needs to know about medications for children The difficult dimension of diagnosis is clarified through specific descriptions of how the play therapist can use play behaviors to diagnose physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional maladjustment in children.

Challenges in the Theory and Practice of Play Therapy

Challenges in the Theory and Practice of Play Therapy Book
Author : David Le Vay,Elise Cuschieri
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-01-08
ISBN : 1317378970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Challenges in the Theory and Practice of Play Therapy provides an advanced and in-depth exploration of the issues and challenges relating to the training, theory and practice of Child-Centred Play Therapy. The ethos of the book is process orientated, and it discusses the particular therapeutic challenges that are encountered on a day-to- day basis. Drawing upon clinical material and cutting-edge theory, David Le Vay and Elise Cuschieri bring together experienced practitioners from the field to explore key topics such as: The therapeutic use of self within play therapy Gender issues in play therapy The play therapist’s experience of self-doubt Working with acquired brain injury Working with developmental trauma The role of research within play therapy The role of experiential training groups in a play therapy training programme Original and stimulating, Challenges in the Theory and Practice of Play Therapy will be of interest and value to all those working within the area of child mental health, both in practice and in training, and particularly those in the wider Arts and Play Therapy community who are working therapeutically with troubled children.

Advanced Play Therapy

Advanced Play Therapy Book
Author : Dee Ray
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2011-03
ISBN : 1136869344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The purpose of this text is to present a resource to students and practitioners of play therapy that addresses topics beyond the training level. x; It x;provides advanced knowledge on the three main areas of play, child development, and play therapy and integrates them to help the play therapist gain a holistic understanding of how play therapy works.

Doing Play Therapy

Doing Play Therapy Book
Author : Terry Kottman,Kristin K. Meany-Walen
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release : 2018-07-13
ISBN : 1462536050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering the process of therapy from beginning to end, this engaging text helps students and practitioners use play confidently and effectively with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with emotional or behavioral problems or life challenges. With an accessible theory-to-practice focus, the book explains the basics of different play therapy approaches and invites readers to reflect on and develop their own clinical style. It is filled with rich case material and specific examples of play techniques and strategies. The expert authors provide steps for building strong relationships with clients; exploring their clinical issues and underlying dynamics; developing and working toward clear treatment goals; and collaborating with parents and teachers. A chapter on common challenges offers insightful guidance for navigating difficult situations in the playroom.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy Book
Author : Kate Wilson,Virginia Ryan
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0702027715
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This highly readable book provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical guide to non-directive play therapy, which is an effective and ethically sound method of helping troubled children and adolescents with their emotional difficulties. It draws extensively on case material to guide practitioners through the intricacies of establishing and practising this therapeutic approach. Principles and background to the development of non-directive play therapy as a therapeutic method An updated theoretical framework for this approach, including symbolic play and its role in therapy Essential assessment, planning and practice issues and skills Working with children and their families systematically Play therapy in statutory settings Presenting therapeutic material in court proceedings This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate recent theory, research and practice developments. New issues addressed include: additional considerations when working with children in statutory settings, the integration of attachment theory within the book's Piagetian framework, using drawing, structured exercises and role play within a non-directive approach, and working with a wide variety of children's and adolescents' concerns.

Play Therapy in Action

Play Therapy in Action Book
Author : Terry Kottman,Charles Schaefer
Publisher : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Release : 1994-02-01
ISBN : 1461629985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Play Therapy in Action is a wonderful resource for the person new to play therapy or for a person wishing to review. It contains a wealth of information in presenting succinct perspectives on various theories of play therapy. These theories then transfer from the abstract into the functional realm of practice so that the reader can move from the cognitive understanding to the experimental. Practitioners will recognize some of their own experiences in the cases presented and be exposed to nee possibilities for treatment. It is rare to find a single volume where such an abundance of information is presented so concisely." –Carol C. Norton and Byron E. NortonA Jason Aronson Book

Directive Play Therapy

Directive Play Therapy Book
Author : Elsa Soto Leggett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S,Jennifer N. Boswell, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2016-10-26
ISBN : 0826130666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Structured, therapist-led approaches to play therapy are becoming increasingly popular due to their time-limited nature and efficacy for such specific disorders as trauma and attachment issues. This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of numerous directive play therapy techniques and interventions that are empirically validated and can be adapted for use in clinical, school, group, and family settings. Designed for both students and practitioners, the text addresses the theoretical bases for these approaches and provides in-depth, practical guidance for their use. The book describes how directive play therapies differ from nondirective therapies and illustrates best practices in using directive techniques. It examines such diverse approaches as cognitive behavioral, solution focused, sensorimotor, and the use of creative arts in play therapy. Each approach is covered in terms of its theoretical foundation, research basis, specific techniques for practice, and a case example. The text describes how to adapt directive play therapy techniques for use in various contexts, such as with families, in groups, and in schools. Helpful templates for treatment planning and case documentation are also included, making the book a valuable resource for both training courses and practicing professionals in play therapy, clinical mental health counseling, child counseling, school counseling, child and family social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical child psychology. Key Features: Delivers step-by-step guidance for using directive play therapy techniques--the first book to do so Addresses theoretical basis, research support, and practical techniques for a diverse range of therapies Covers varied settings and contexts including school, clinical, group, and family settings Includes case studies Provides templates for treatment planning and case documentation

Play Therapy

Play Therapy Book
Author : Virginia M. Axline
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2012-02-08
ISBN : 0307814521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The most brilliant and intuitive, as well as the clearest written, work in this field. It is unpretentious yet clearly the most authoritative work that has been published." NORMAN CAMERON, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry Yale University School of Medicine Here is an intensely practical book that gives specific illustrations of how therapy can be implemented in play contacts, and tells how the toys of the playroom can be vivid performers and aids in growth. As she did with DIBS IN SEARCH OF SELF, Dr. Axline has taken true case histories from the rich mine of verbatim case material of children referred for play therapy, choosing children ranging in age, problem, and personality. It's all here in an important and rewarding book for parents, teachers, and anyone who comes in contact with children.

The Handbook of Play Therapy and Therapeutic Play

The Handbook of Play Therapy and Therapeutic Play Book
Author : Linnet McMahon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1135688990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This completely revised and updated second edition provides a comprehensive introduction to using play to communicate with troubled or traumatized children and their families, and to heal emotional damage. The book gives examples of good practice in different settings and situations. Drawing on psychodynamic, systemic and attachment theory, the book provides an integrated theory base for using play in therapeutic work with children. It emphasizes non-directive approaches to therapeutic play and play therapy, based on supporting the child’s developing self within the safe boundaries provided by the setting and the worker’s emotional holding and containment. Areas explored include: children with disabilities and illnesses daily living with abused and traumatized children helping troubled families difficulties in early years children experiencing separation, loss and bereavement children moving to new families. The Handbook of Play Therapy and Therapeutic Play is an invaluable resource for all of those using play therapy with children and will appeal not only to play therapists but also to professionals working in the broader field of therapeutic play. It will be useful whether the readers are at the beginning of their training or are well-established and experienced practitioners and managers.