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.
Publisher: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
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.
A complete, comprehensive play therapy resource for mentalhealth professionals Handbook of Play Therapy is the one-stop resource forplay therapists with coverage of all major aspects written byexperts in the field. This edition consolidates the coverage ofboth previous volumes into one book, updated to reflect the newestfindings and practices of the field. Useful for new and experienced practitioners alike, this guideprovides a comprehensive introduction and overview of play therapyincluding, theory and technique, special populations,nontraditional settings, professional and contemporary issues.Edited by the founders of the field, each chapter is written bywell-known and respected academics and practitioners in each topicarea and includes research, assessment, strategies, and clinicalapplication. This guide covers all areas required for credentialingfrom the Association for Play Therapy, making it uniquely qualifiedas the one resource for certification preparation. Learn the core theories and techniques of play therapy Apply play therapy to special populations and in nontraditionalsettings 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 playtherapy techniques to facilitate more productive sessions andpromote better outcomes for patients. Handbook of PlayTherapy provides the deep, practical understanding needed toincorporate these techniques into practice.
Praise for Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy WithChildren and Adolescents "With this book, Drs. Green and Drewes have filled an importantvoid in the play therapy literature, namely the integration of theexpressive arts in play therapy with children and adolescents. Theyhave assembled the best theorists and practitioners of theexpressive arts and given them an appropriate structure to writetheir chapters. The book is outstanding and provides readers within-depth case studies, detailed methodologies, research findingsand is a useful resource for further training options. I recommendthis book most highly for trainers, practitioners, and graduatestudents." —John Allan, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology,University of British Columbia, author, Inscapes of the Child'sWorld "Brimming with chapters by 'oracles' from various disciplines,Green and Drewes' guidebook articulates essential competencies forthe cross-disciplinary practice of play therapy and expressive artstherapies. Practical and timely, responsible and readable, it is animportant resource for the mental health community and students whoseek to work creatively with children. A significant contributiontoward bringing professionals and professions together to learnfrom one another." —Barry M. Cohen, MA, ATR-BC, founder, Expressive TherapiesSummit, cofounder, Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute Interventions and approaches from the expressive arts andplay therapy disciplines Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy With Children andAdolescents presents techniques and approaches from the expressiveand play therapy disciplines that enable child and adolescentclinicians to augment their therapeutic toolkit within a competent,research-based practice. With contributions representing a "who's who" in the playtherapy and expressive arts therapy worlds, IntegratingExpressive Arts and Play Therapy With Children and Adolescentsis the definitive bridge between expressive arts and play therapycomplementarily utilized with children and adolescents in theirhealing and creative capacities.
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 the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here: http://isgweb.counseling.org/ISGweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=72905 *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]
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.
With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying online content provides a unique play therapy model to encourage therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, it explains how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment.
Play therapy training clinics are an important aspect of the clinical mental health field. An approved play therapy training center should offer direct play therapy services to children and families and provide quality education, training, research, and supervision. While each setting may have a set of contractual standards for supervision, few offer advice for setting up such approved centers and training clinics. Developing and Sustaining Play Therapy Clinics is a collection of innovative research on policies and procedures for university-based play therapy clinical settings to help guide practitioners in multiple areas including emergency and crisis situations, paperwork requirements, and mandated reporting requirements. While highlighting topics including adventure therapy, clinic branding, and playroom design, this book is ideally designed for clinic directors, psychologists, psychiatrists, play therapy practitioners, academics, administrative supervisors, and researchers.
Effective clinical practice requires a thorough understanding of how turning points surface in the play therapy process. These moments can indicate a change in a child's thought or behaviour. The play therapist is the facilitator of these moments and this book will provide guidance on how they can promote these moments. This edited collection demonstrates successful implementation of the author's proven Play Therapy Dimensions Model. Each chapter uses this framework, as well as other theories, to discuss the markers that can reflect shifts and growth in a child's development. Full of applied guidance, this book will prove to be invaluable for practitioners, instructors and students.
Through rich and research-grounded clinical applications, Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy explores creative techniques for integrating superhero stories and metaphors in clinical work with children, adolescents, adults and families. Each chapter draws on the latest empirically supported approaches and techniques to address a wide range of clinical challenges in individual, family and group settings. The chapters also explore important contextual issues of race, gender, culture, age and ethnicity and provide case studies and practical tips that clinicians can use to support clients on their healing journey.
Solution-Focused Play Therapy is an essential text that blends the process of play therapy with solution-focused therapy. With a focus on child strengths and resources, this book identifies key concepts and principles in solution-focused play therapy (SFPT). The author provides neurobiological and developmental support for SFPT and guidance on how practitioners can transition from using a non-directive approach to a more directive and activity-based approach based on the developmental needs of the child. Chapters describe the 12 basic skills needed for employing this approach with children of all ages and their families. Harnessing a strengths-oriented approach, the author presents expressive ways to use key SFPT techniques, including the miracle question, scaling, finding exceptions, and end-of-session feedback. Clinicians will come away from the book with a suite of interventions, strategies, handouts, and forms that can be employed with children of all ages and their families, from strength-based assessment and treatment planning to the final celebration session.
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.