Play Therapy

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 ...

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415886813

Category: Psychology

Page: 422

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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"--

Innovations in Play Therapy

This work is a compilation of discussions on current and pressing issues in play therapy.

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560328810

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

View: 580

This work is a compilation of discussions on current and pressing issues in play therapy. It covers topics such as: what play therapists need to know about medication; legal and ethical issues; cultural considerations; and play as a diagnostic tool.

Introduction to Play Therapy

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?

Author: Ann Cattanach

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583912485

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 568

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 in Action

"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.

Author: Terry Kottman

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461629985

Category: Psychology

Page: 691

View: 732

"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

Play Therapy Techniques

The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four.

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0765703602

Category: Psychology

Page: 383

View: 801

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.

Family Play Therapy

Family play therapy and play therapy need not be exclusionary.

Author: Charles Schaefer

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628482

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 322

View: 365

Family play therapy and play therapy need not be exclusionary. The two approaches actually can enhance and enrich each other. While each therapist ultimately will use his or her own ideas in the critical combining of both methods, Family Play Therapy offers various possibilities and as such, helps therapists to help their family patients to be readily engaged in treatment and to experience therapy as a fun, inclusive, transforming time together.

Contemporary Play Therapy

Play. Therapy. CAROL. C. NORTON. BYRON. E. NORTON. A young child sits in
the bathtub, playing with his toys. He hears his mother out in the kitchen cleaning
up from the evening meal. The music from the TV show his older brother is ...

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593856334

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 191

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.

Play Therapy

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 ...

Author: Kate Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027715

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 259

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.

Integrative Play Therapy

Edited by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this book is the first of its kind to look at the use of a multi-theoretical framework as a foundation for practice.

Author: Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118064269

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 483

An integrative approach to play therapy blending various therapeutic treatment models and techniques Reflecting the transition in the field of play therapy from a "one size fits all" approach to a more eclectic framework that integrates more than one perspective, Integrative Play Therapy explores methods for blending the best theories and treatment techniques to resolve the most common psychological disorders of childhood. Edited by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this book is the first of its kind to look at the use of a multi-theoretical framework as a foundation for practice. With discussion of integrative play treatment of children presenting a wide variety of problems and disorders—including aggression issues, the effects of trauma, ADHD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social skills deficits, medical issues such as HIV/AIDS, and more—the book provides guidance on: Play and group therapy approaches Child-directed play therapy with behavior management training for parents Therapist-led and child-led play therapies Cognitive-behavioral therapy with therapeutic storytelling and play therapy Family therapy and play therapy Bibliotherapy within play therapy An essential resource for all mental health professionals looking to incorporate play therapy into treatment, Integrative Play Therapy reveals unique flexibility in integrating theory and techniques, allowing practitioners to offer their clients the best treatment for specific presenting problems.

Play Therapy

This authoritative work brings together leading play therapists to describe state-of-the-art clinical approaches and applications.

Author: David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146251765X

Category: Psychology

Page: 556

View: 333

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. This e-book edition features 11 full-color figures. (If you have a black-and-white e-reader, the illustrations will appear in black and white, as in the print book.)

Advanced Play Therapy

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 ...

Author: Dee Ray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136869344

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 381

Current play therapy resources offer details on how to conduct play therapy, but are limited in addressing the challenges that develop when therapists conduct play therapy with real-life clients. Using the Child-Centered Play Therapy Approach, Ray has written the first book to address these complex play therapy subjects. Topics covered include: integrating field knowledge of play, development, and theory into the advanced play therapist’s knowledge base; working with difficult situations, such as limit-setting, aggression, and parents; addressing modern work concerns like measuring progress, data accountability, and treatment planning; differentiating play therapy practice in school and community settings; and addressing complicated skills, such as theme work, group play therapy, and supervision. Ray also includes her Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, an invaluable tool for any play therapist accountable for evidence-based practice. This manual can also be found on the accompanying CD, along with treatment plan, session summary, and progress-tracking worksheets.

Play Therapy with Adolescents

But all adults who become parents may recapture their spontaneous symbolic
play capacities in enabling their own children to play creatively. (Or they may
become play therapists and have the fortunate role of helping children and ...

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461630002

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 307

Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents. The chapters, written by experts in the field, offer readers entry into the world of adolescents, showing how to make connections and alliances.

Handbook of Play Therapy Advances and Innovations

CHAPTER 3 Ecosystemic Play Therapy KEVIN J . O ' CONNOR INTRODUCTION
Ecosystemic Play Therapy is a hybrid model that derives from an integration of
biological science concepts , multiple models of child psychotherapy , and ...

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471584636

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 225

In the decade since its publication, Handbook of Play Therapy has attained the status of a classic in the field. Writing in the most glowing terms, enthusiastic reviewers in North America and abroad hailed that book as "an excellent resource for workers in all disciplines concerned with children's mental health" (Contemporary Psychology). Now, in this companion volume, editors Kevin O'Connor and Charles Schaefer continue the important work they began in their 1984 classic, bringing readers an in-depth look at state-of-the-art play therapy practices and principles. While it updates readers on significant advances in sand play diagnosis, theraplay, group play, and other well-known approaches, Volume Two also covers important adaptations of play therapy to client populations such as the elderly, and new applications of play therapeutic methods such as in the assessment of sexually abused children. Featuring contributions by twenty leading authorities from psychology, social work, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and other related disciplines, Handbook of Play Therapy, Volume two draws on clinical and research material previously scattered throughout the professional literature and organizes it into four main sections for easy reference: Theoretical approaches— including Adlerian, cognitive, behavioral, gestalt, and control theory approaches as well as family, ecosystem, and others Developmental adaptations— covers ground-breaking new adaptations for adolescents, adults, and the elderly Methods and techniques— explores advances in traditional techniques such as sand play, Jungian play therapy, and art therapy, and examines other new, high-tech play therapies Applications— reports on therapeutic applications for psychic trauma, sex abuse, cancer patients, psychotics, and many others The companion volume to the celebrated classic in the field, Handbook of Play Therapy, Volume Two is an indispensable resource for play therapists, child psychologists and psychiatrists, school counselors and psychologists, and all mental health professionals. HANDBOOK OF PLAY THERAPY Edited by Charles E. Schaefer and Kevin J. O'Connor ". . . an excellent primary text for upper level students, and a valuable resource for practitioners in the field of child psychotherapy."— American Journal of Mental Deficiency ". . . a thorough, thoughtful, and theoretically sound compilation of much of the accumulated knowledge. . . . Like a well-executed stained-glass window that yields beauty and many shades of light through an integrated whole, so too this book synthesizes and reveals many creative facets of this important area of practice."— Social Work in Education 1983 (0-471-09462-5) 489 pp. THE PLAY THERAPY PRIMER Kevin J. O'Connor The Play Therapy Primer covers the impact of personal values and beliefs on therapeutic work, and provides a detailed description of the process preceding the beginning of therapy. It then offers guidelines and strategies for developing treatment plans respective of the various phases of therapy, including specific in-session techniques, modifications for different ages, transference considerations, and the termination and follow-up of clinical cases. 1991 (0-471-52543-X) 371 pp. PLAY DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT Edited by Charles E. Schaefer, Karen Gitlin, and Alice Sandgrund The first and only book to fully explore the assessment potential of play evaluation, this book offers an impressive array of papers by nearly fifty authorities in the field. Following a logical progression, it is divided into six parts covering the full range of practical and theoretical concerns, including developmental play scales for normal children from preschool to adolescence; diagnostic play scales including those for the evaluation of children with a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional disorders; parent/child interaction play scales; projective play techniques; and scales for assessing a child's behavior during play therapy. 1991 (0-471-62166-8) 718 pp. GAME PLAY Edited by Charles E. Schaefer and Steven E. Reid This important work highlights the psychological significance of using games to assess and treat various childhood disorders. In chapters written by leading authorities, it examines the content of various types of games and provides theoretical approaches, techniques, and practical guidelines for applying games to play therapy with children. Case histories demonstrate the use of game play with childhood problems ranging from hyperactivity to divorce counseling and juvenile delinquency. 1986 (0-471-81972-7) 349 pp.

Play Therapy Theory and Practice

CHAPTER 1 Child - Centered Play Therapy GARRY L , LANDRETH DANIEL S .
SWEENEY INTRODUCTION Child - centered play therapy is not a cloak the play
therapist puts on when entering the playroom and takes off when leaving ; rather
 ...

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471106388

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 502

This books provides readers with an opportunity to gain a practical, hands-on understanding of how current approaches to play therapy work, as well as the underlying principles upon which they are based. -- Book Jacket.

Short Term Play Therapy for Children Second Edition

Short-Term. Play. Therapy. for. Children. with. Attention-Deficit/. Hyperactivity.
Disorder. HEIDI. GERARD. KADUSON. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (
ADHD) is a chronic condition and the most commonly diagnosed behavioral
disorder ...

Author: Heidi Gerard Kaduson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237311

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

View: 293

This volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for any clinician seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book provides effective methods for treating children struggling with such challenges as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and parental divorce. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and illustrated with richly detailed case examples. Featuring session-by-session guidelines, chapters demonstrate how to engage clients rapidly, develop appropriate treatment goals, and implement carefully structured brief interventions that yield lasting results.

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy

Practical Guidelines for Child Therapists Rinda Blom. PART. THREE. GESTALT.
PLAY. THERAPY. WITH. GRIEVING,. TRAUMATIZED. AND. HIV/AIDS.
CHILDREN. Children worldwide are more and more exposed to traumatic
situations daily, ...

Author: Rinda Blom

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846425370

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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'This book sets out a clear theoretical framework for Gestalt Play Therapy, giving examples of questions the therapists might ask the child at certain stages, and offering the whole gamut of play therapy and travelling through the therapeutic journey.' - Dramatherapy This book is an introduction to gestalt play therapy a technique which combines the principles of gestalt theory with play techniques, so that children are able to use play to address their needs and problems. Research has shown that this approach can be applied successfully in children with different types of emotional problems in order to improve their self-support and self-esteem. The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy provides the reader with an explanation of gestalt theory, a practical explanation of the gestalt play therapy model and also a wide range of play techniques that can be applied during each phase of the therapy process. It also features case studies throughout which illustrate how the techniques work in practice.

Play Therapy in Middle Childhood

This book helps therapists provide developmentally appropriate, effective play therapy for children ages 6 to 12. The interventions address internalizing disorders, externalizing disorders, relational deficits, and autism spectrum disorder.

Author: Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433820830

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 571

This book helps therapists provide developmentally appropriate, effective play therapy for children ages 6 to 12. The interventions address internalizing disorders, externalizing disorders, relational deficits, and autism spectrum disorder.

School Based Play Therapy

LEGO ® Based Play Therapy for AutisticSpectrum Children DANIEL B. LEGOFF,
G. W. KRAUSS, and SARAH ALLEN LEVIN THEORETICAL BASIS OF
APPROACH THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGO THERAPY The LEGO Therapy
approach ...

Author: Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555319

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 434

A thorough revision of the essential guide to using play therapy in schools Fully updated and revised, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. Coedited by noted experts in the field, Athena Drewes and Charles Schaefer, the Second Edition offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques in developing creative approaches to utilize the therapeutic powers of play in schools. The Second Edition includes coverage on how to implement a play therapy program in school settings; play-based prevention programs; individual play therapy approaches as well as group play; and play therapy with special populations, such as selectively mute, homeless, and autistic children. In addition, nine new chapters have been added with new material covering: Cognitive-behavioral play therapy Trauma-focused group work Training teachers to use play therapy Filled with illustrative case studies and ready-to-use practical techniques and suggestions, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition is an essential resource for all mental health professionals working in schools.

A Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children

The rules of the game, however, require that before the child can forcefully kick
the ball, the child has to name one thing he or she is angry about. At a later stage
in therapy, the therapist identifies the wall as a particular feeling, such as anger ...

Author: David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765705792

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

View: 647

This comprehensive compilation of specific and practical techniques is for child and play therapists to draw on in the treatment of aggressive children. The book is useful to new as well as seasoned child practitioners because of the broad range of the interventions and clear rationale that guides their use.

Child Centered Play Therapy Research

DEE C. RAY PLAY THERAPY IMPACT ON CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION
DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER Several years ago, I was taking a
graduate-level child psychopathology course in my doctoral program. At the time,
I had been ...

Author: Jennifer N. Baggerly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470609101

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 272

The first book of its kind to provide exhaustive, in-depth coverage of play therapy research Child-Centered Play Therapy Research: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice offers mental health professionals, school district administrators, community agency administrators, judges, lawyers, child protection caseworkers, and medical professionals a comprehensive discussion of play therapy research studies. Guidance is provided on evidence-based methods, as well as on how¿future play therapy research should be conducted. Edited by renowned experts in the field of play therapy, this rich compilation features contributions by child-centered play therapy researchers, with relevant discussion of: The history of play therapy research A synopsis of current empirical support Play therapy research on chronically ill children, child witnesses of domestic violence, and victims of natural disasters, among many other topics With coverage of important practice guidelines, Child-Centered Play Therapy Research identifies the most prominent and current play therapy research studies, as well as research directions for clinicians to design evidence-based research studies of their own.