Foundations of Play Therapy

The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse ...

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470527528

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.

Handbook of Play Therapy

Handbook of Play Therapy, Second Edition explores: The core theories and techniques of play therapy How to apply play therapy to special populations and in nontraditional settings The history and emerging issues in the field The research ...

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118859839


Page: 720

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A complete, comprehensive play therapy resource for mental health professionals Handbook of Play Therapy is the one-stop resource for play therapists with coverage of all major aspects written by experts in the field. This edition consolidates the coverage of both previous volumes into one book, updated to reflect the newest findings and practices of the field. Useful for new and experienced practitioners alike, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of play therapy including, theory and technique, special populations, nontraditional settings, professional and contemporary issues. Edited by the founders of the field, each chapter is written by well-known and respected academics and practitioners in each topic area and includes research, assessment, strategies, and clinical application. This guide covers all areas required for credentialing from the Association for Play Therapy, making it uniquely qualified as the one resource for certification preparation. Learn the core theories and techniques of play therapy Apply play therapy to special populations and in nontraditional settings Understand the history and emerging issues in the field Explore the research and evidence base, clinical applications, and more Psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses regularly utilize play therapy techniques to facilitate more productive sessions and promote better outcomes for patients. Handbook of Play Therapy provides the deep, practical understanding needed to incorporate these techniques into practice.

Child Centered Play Therapy

Filled with case studies, learning activities, and classroom exercises, this book presents extensive coverage of play therapy applications such as setting goals and treatment planning, as well as recommendations for family and systemic ...

Author: Nancy H. Cochran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470442239

Category: Psychology

Page: 441

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"The authors . . . make child-centered play therapy readily understandable to those who wish to take advantage of its long history of helping children overcome problems and grow emotionally to a level of maturity difficult to achieve by any other approach." —From the Foreword, by Louise F. Guerney, PhD, RPT-S A comprehensive resource that thoroughly teaches the theory, methods, and practice of child-centered play therapy Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children offers how-to direction and practical advice for conducting child-centered play therapy. Filled with case studies, learning activities, and classroom exercises, this book presents extensive coverage of play therapy applications such as setting goals and treatment planning, as well as recommendations for family and systemic services that can be provided along with play therapy. This rich resource provides: A thorough introduction to the theory and guiding principles underlying child-centered play therapy Skill guidance including structuring sessions, tracking, empathy, responding to children's questions, and role-play Effective ways of determining what limits to set in the playroom and how to set them in a therapeutically effective manner Clear methods for monitoring children's progress through stages as well as external measures of progress Practical guidance in adjunct therapist tasks such as playroom set-up, documentation, ending therapy, and working with parents, teachers, and principals Endorsed by Louise Guerney—a founding child-centered play therapy figure who developed the skills-based methods covered in this book—Child-Centered Play Therapy comprehensively and realistically introduces practitioners to the child-centered approach to play therapy and addresses how to incorporate the approach into schools, agencies, or private practice.

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: 352

View: 619

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.

Play Therapy

Relating to children, tenets for, 53–55 Relationship play therapy, 34 Release play therapy, 32–33 Reynert, M., 44 Rhine, T., 388, 394 Ritchie, J., 44 Robinson, J., 395 Rogers, C., 35, 46, 61, 63, 64, 70, 73, 76, 83, 368 Rogler, L., ...

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135451249

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 603

Play Therapy, Second Edition, is a thorough update to the 1991 first edition best-selling book, the most widely used text for play therapy courses. It refreshes the history and development in play therapy including results of research done in the past 10 years. A new chapter is included on current issues and special populations relevant to the development of play therapy. The author presents very readable descriptions of play and the history of play therapy; child and therapist characteristics; play room set-up and materials; working with parents; and a number of helpful and interesting case descriptions.

Doing Play Therapy

role reversal activity, 315–316 Tabletop games, 137–138 Taylor de Faoite, Aideen, 74 Teachers; see also Working with parents/ teachers/families Relationship building Adlerian play therapy and, 45–46 beliefs about, 41 child-centered play ...

Author: Terry Kottman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462536115

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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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.

Group Play Therapy

This is more than sentiment; rather, it is the core of therapy. While this book will focus in many places on academic material and clinical technique, it is important that we emphasize this focus. Group play therapy is more than an ...

Author: Daniel S. Sweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136247203

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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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 in Asia

Therapy, Narrative Play Therapy, Integrative Play Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy (Schaefer, 2011a). Added to this list could also be Learn to Play Therapy (Stagnitti, 1998; 2015) which developed from recognition that many of the ...

Author: Angela F Y Siu

Publisher: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

ISBN: 9882370160

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 114

This edited volume seeks to highlight the development of play therapy in various countries and cities in Asia. The editors discuss how mostly Western play therapy approaches are adapted for use in Asian countries. Contributors to the volume, who are experts in using play therapy to work with clients from their own cultures, offer unique discussions using a casestudy approach to integrate the theory and practice of play therapy across different Asian countries. Having existed for years in the West, play therapy is still in its early stage of development in most Asian countries including Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This is the first play therapy book written by experts from specific Asian cultures for practitioners and students who are working in the mental health field for Asian groups. Each chapter first describes play therapy development in that particular culture and then uses a case study to illustrate how play therapy can be adapted to suit specific cultural beliefs and environments in order to connect parents with their children or to address clients' needs.

Relationship Play Therapy

Becoming a Relationship Play Therapist As the months unfolded, I became increasingly restless and uncomfortable with nondirective ways of responding to children in play therapy. I saw during two years of intensive practice that sitting ...

Author: Clark Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461630444

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 185

Renowned child therapist Clark Moustakas demonstrates how play can be used to affirm and liberate children_children who suddenly become troubled in their school or family lives and can work out their anger and fear in just a few sessions, as well as children who are seriously disturbed and must struggle to achieve emotional maturity, respect for others, and faith in themselves.

Digital Play Therapy

Play therapy has been the treatment of choice for children for more than 60 years. It is the preferred and developmentally appropriate intervention for children who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, and/or developmental ...

Author: Jessica Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429671229

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 156

Digital Play Therapy focuses on the responsible integration of technology into play therapy. With a respect for the many different modalities and approaches under the play therapy umbrella, this book incorporates therapist fundamentals, play therapy tenets, and practical information for the responsible integration of digital tools into play therapy treatment. Written in a relatable manner, this book provides both the foundation and practical information for confident use of digital tools and brings play therapy, and therapy in general, forward into the 21st century. Digital Play Therapy provides a solid grounding both for clinicians who are brand new to the incorporation of digital tools as well as to those who have already begun to witness the powerful therapeutic dynamic of digital play therapy.

Play Therapy with Abused Children

materials for play cont. sensory play 73–5 toys 76–9 Mind in Society (Vygotsky) 40 Minotaur metaphor 81–2 monsters containing/trapping 87–8 leaving behind 101–2, 105–6 middle stage of therapy 90–3 Minotaur metaphor 81–2 stories ...

Author: Ann Cattanach

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310587X

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 776

This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing.

EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room

In my career, I have had the privilege of operating within two different professional communities both focused on improving outcomes for such children—play therapy and EMDR therapy. I have developed a firm belief that cross-discipline ...

Author: Ann Beckley-Forest

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826175937

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 160

Maximizes treatment of childhood trauma by combining two powerful modalities This pioneering guidebook fully integrates the theoretical foundations and practical applications of play therapy and EMDR in order to maximize healing in in children with trauma. By highlighting the work of innovative EMDR therapists and play and expressive art therapists and their pioneering clinical work, the authors provide a fully integrated approach to using EMDR in a play therapy context while being faithful to both play therapy principles and the 8 phases of the EMDR standard protocol. This book provides in-depth discussions on how leading innovators integrate their modalities—TraumaPlay, sand tray, art therapy, Synergetic Play therapy, Child-centered and Developmental Play Therapy—with EMDR and includes real life examples of assessment, parent and child preparation, developing emotional resources for reprocessing trauma using EMDR in play or expressive therapy, and a comprehensive look at complications of dissociation in trauma processing and how to manage these. Corresponding to the eight EMDR phases are twelve interventions, comprised of a brief rationale, step-by-step directions, materials needed, case examples, and supporting visual materials. Key Features: Integrates EMDR and play therapy to create a powerful method for treating children suffering from trauma Includes contributions from dually credentialled EMDR clinicians and registered play therapists, art therapists, and sand tray practitioners Offers a fully integrated approach to EMDR and play therapy faithful to the eight phases of standard EMDR protocol and play therapy principles Includes a chapter on culturally sensitive EMDR and play using Latinx culture as the lens Describes how traditional play therapy creates an emotionally safe space for trauma work for children Provides hands-on play therapy interventions for each EMDR phase in quick reference format Delivers multiple interventions with rationale, step-by-step directions, materials required, case examples, and visual aids Foreward by Ana Gomez, leading author on the use of EMDR with children

Emerging Research in Play Therapy Child Counseling and Consultation

Randomized controlled trials (RCT's) are typically referred to as the “gold standard” research design to determine treatment efficacy (Nezu & Nezu, 2008). Thus, in effort to conduct a rigorous systematic review of the play therapy ...

Author: Steen, Rheta LeAnne

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522522255

Category: Psychology

Page: 436

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In the counseling field, it is imperative that mental health professionals stay informed of current research findings. By staying abreast of the most recent trends and techniques in healthcare, professionals can modify their methods to better aid their patients. Emerging Research in Play Therapy, Child Counseling, and Consultation is a critical resource that examines the most current methodologies and treatments in child therapy. Featuring coverage on relevant topics such as behavioral concerns, childhood anxiety, and consultation services, this publication is an ideal reference source for all healthcare professionals, practitioners, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are seeking the latest information on child counseling services.

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

Puppets family sculpting with puppets, 162 puppet assessment techniques, 105–107 puppet play, 104–110 puppet story character, 110 puppet stress inoculation, 108 puppet “talk show,” 109 puppet therapy techniques, 107–110 Purple Balloon, ...

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462524494

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 704

Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful, well-established approaches applicable to a broad range of childhood problems. Activities, needed materials, and variations of each technique are succinctly described. Of critical importance for today's evidence-based practitioner, each chapter also includes a historical perspective on the technique at hand, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, and a review of relevant empirical findings. The book enables readers to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and rapidly incorporate them into practice.

The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Journal of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy, 9 (4): 161–68. Goldman, L. (2001). Breaking the silence: A guide to help children with complicated grief. 2nd ed. New York: Brunner-Routledge. Goodheart, W. (1980).

Author: Eric J. Green

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421415119

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Designed for master’s level and doctoral students, as well as school counselors, play therapists, and private practitioners, the book covers the theoretical underpinnings of “depth psychology” while highlighting easy-to-understand case studies from Green’s own practice to illustrate Jungian play therapy applications at work.

Play Therapy with Adolescents

(5) Parents can be expected to learn the role of play therapist for their child reasonably well. (6) The process of learning the skills of play therapy often provides parents with insight into personal issues that they were not aware of ...

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461630002

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 148

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.

Cultural Issues in Play Therapy Second Edition

When I developed AutPlay Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach focused on working with children and families affected by autism, I was keenly aware that for providers part of the process of learning AutPlay would be ...

Author: Eliana Gil

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462546919

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 373

This unique resource is now in an extensively revised second edition with more than 90% new material and an expanded conceptual framework. Filled with rich case material, the book explores how children's cultural identities--as well as experiences of marginalization--shape the challenges they bring to therapy and the ways they express themselves. Expert practitioners guide therapists to build competence for working across different dimensions of diversity, including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring chapters from the first edition on play therapy with major cultural groups: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. New to This Edition *Virtually a new book; incorporates a broader definition of culture and an increased social justice focus. *Chapters on working with children of color, LGBT children and adolescents, undocumented families, and Deaf children. *Chapter on dismantling white privilege in the play therapy office. *Chapters on school bullying and on how technology is transforming play, including tips for conducting tele-play therapy.

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

CHILD THERAPY SERIES A Series of Books Edited by 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques Edited by Heidi Gerard. Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy Susan M. Knell Play Therapy in Action: A Casebook for Practitioners Terry Kottman and ...

Author: Heidi Kaduson

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461627176

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

View: 695

Separated into seven categories for easy reference, the techniques within each chapter are applied to practice situations in a concise format for easy reference and use. The interventions illustrated include Storytelling, to enhance verbalizations in children; Expressive Art, to promote children's coping ability by using various art mediums; Game Play, to help children express themselves in a playful environment; Puppet Play, to facilitate the expression of conflicting emotions; Play Toys and Objects, to demonstrate the therapeutic use of various toys and objects in the playroom; Group Play, to offer methods and play techniques for use in group settings; and Other, to provide miscellaneous techniques that are useful in many settings. This book is a response to the evident need of clinicians for easy to use play therapy techniques. A welcome addition to the earlier collection, it is designed to help children enhance verbalization of feeling, manage anger, deal with loss and grief, and heal their wounds through the magic of play therapy. Clear and marvelously simple, this manual will be an invaluable addition to any professional's or student's library.

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: 302

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.

Short Term Play Therapy for Children Third Edition

Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided.

Author: Heidi Gerard Kaduson

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462520278

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 353

"Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, art therapy, behavioral problems, brief, child psychotherapy, children, creative therapies, developmental disabilities, emotional problems, families, family, interventions, parents, play therapy, psychological disorders, short-term, solution-focused, trauma DESCRIPTION Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame. Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided. Chapters demonstrate ways to rapidly build alliances with children, adolescents, and their caregivers; plan treatment for frequently encountered clinical problems; and get the most out of play materials and techniques. "--