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

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

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.

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

View: 374

"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"--

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.

Play Therapy

"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.

Author: Virginia M. Axline

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307814521

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 733

"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.

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: 448

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.

Child Centered Play Therapy

Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy.

Author: Risë VanFleet

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239031

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 853

Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on nondirective interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children's play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.

Play Therapy Theory and Practice

This edition also covers new topics such as bipolar and ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470122366

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

View: 751

The Bestselling Text on the Theory and Practice of Play Therapy—Completely Updated and Revised Play Therapy Theory and Practice: Comparing Theories and Techniques, Second Edition provides a forum for the direct comparison of the major theoretical models of play therapy and their implications for treatment. Co-edited by Kevin O'Connor, one of the foremost authorities on play therapy, and Lisa Braverman, an experienced child psychologist, the new edition contains the most recent coverage of diagnostic approaches and treatment modalities in child psychology as they relate to integrating play therapy in practice. This edition also covers new topics such as bipolar and ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Thorough, yet extraordinarily practical, the editors use two case studies throughout the text to demonstrate the application of each play therapy technique and treatment approach, allowing the reader to compare each major model of play therapy and assess its utility to their own particular client needs and practice orientation. After the cases are presented in the introduction, ten chapters follow, each written by a renowned expert(s) in play therapy introducing a major model of play therapy and applying it to the opening cases. This consistent format enables professionals 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. Written for mental health professionals at all levels of training and experience, Play Therapy Theory and Practice: Comparing Theories and Techniques, Second Edition covers: Psychoanalytic Play Therapy Jungian Analytical Play Therapy Child-Centered Play Therapy Filial Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Adlerian Play Therapy Gestalt Play Therapy Theraplay Ecosystemic Play Therapy Prescriptive Play Therapy Informative, thought provoking, and clinically useful, Play Therapy Theory and Practice: Comparing Theories and Techniques, Second Edition is a valuable resource for practitioners in the field of child psychotherapy, setting the standard for training and practice.

Innovations in Play Therapy

This book is unique in exploring the process of conducting short-term intensive group play therapy and the subsequent results.

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135058024

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

View: 201

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.

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: 640

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.)

Cultural Issues in Play Therapy

Helping therapists hone their skills for working with diverse children and families, this unique volume looks at play therapy through a multicultural lens.

Author: Eliana Gil

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462524095

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 384

Helping therapists hone their skills for working with diverse children and families, this unique volume looks at play therapy through a multicultural lens. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural factors may influence the ways children express themselves through play, the feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions. Filled with evocative clinical material, chapters highlight specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children. The book also provides suggestions for setting up a therapeutic playroom that is engaging and welcoming to all.

Introduction to Play Therapy

Written by a renowned expert in the field, this book provides a basic grounding in play therapy intervention.

Author: Ann Cattanach

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583912485

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 839

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?

The Play Therapy Primer

This edition provides a broad context for understanding and practicing play therapy.

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 519

The clinically indispensable guide to using play in therapy, revised and updated. Featuring new approaches developed since the publication of the successful first edition, The Play Therapy Primer, Second Edition offers health care professionals and students a balance of fundamentals, theory, and practical techniques for using play in therapy. Providing an ecosystemic perspective, the book defines distinctive approaches to the practice of play therapy that readers can integrate into a personalized and internally consistent theory and practice of their own. This timely resource also includes increased coverage of developmental issues and a new chapter discussing diversity issues with case examples. Presenting stimulating and useful information for therapists at all levels of training, The Play Therapy Primer covers: A history of play therapy The major theories of play therapy in use today Ecosystemic Play Therapy theory and practice A conceptual framework for the practice of individual play therapy The course of individual play therapy Structured group play therapy Session-by-session treatment plans

Play Therapy Today

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, ...

Author: Eileen Prendiville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135009058

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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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.

A Practical Handbook for Building the Play Therapy Relationship

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Author: Maria Giordano

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765701114

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

View: 514

This resource is designed for practitioners, students, and play therapy supervisors. It describes the fundamental skills of building a therapeutic relationship by providing written exercises, case study examples with correct and incorrect dialogue interactions, and video review and reflection exercises.

Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience

This unique volume brings together experts on resilience, trauma, and play therapy to describe effective treatment approaches in this key area.

Author: David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462520464

Category: Psychology

Page: 251

View: 376

The importance of therapeutic play in helping children recover from adversity has long been recognized. This unique volume brings together experts on resilience, trauma, and play therapy to describe effective treatment approaches in this key area. The book begins by providing guiding principles for intervention and describing the specific properties of play that promote resilience. Subsequent chapters delve into clinical applications, including such strategies as storytelling and metaphors, sand play, art therapy, play therapy adaptations for school settings, group interventions, and the use of therapeutic writing. Rich case studies and vignettes demonstrate creative ways to bolster at-risk children's strengths and enhance their natural capacity to thrive.

Doing Play Therapy

... Relationship building Adlerian play therapy and, 45–46 beliefs about, 41 child-centered play therapy and, 51–52 cognitive-behavioral play therapy and, ...

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

Group play therapy is more than an approach to working with children, adolescents, and adults. It is a process of exploration that group members embark upon ...

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

Negative attitudes, expressing in play, 24 Nelson, R., 36 Nelson, T., 43 Nondirective play therapy, 35 Nutt, G., 58 O'Connor, K., 37 Oe, E., ...

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135451249

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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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.

Digital Play Therapy

APT has outlined competency standards for play therapists based on a belief in the “educational/developmental model of how psychotherapists develop ...

Author: Jessica Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429671229

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 897

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.

Relationship Play Therapy

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Author: Clark Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461630444

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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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.