Turning Points in Play Therapy and the Emergence of Self

Turning Points in Play Therapy and the Emergence of Self
Author: Lorri Yasenik,Ken Gardner
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781784507473
Available:
Release: 2018-10-18
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play
Author: Eileen Prendiville,Judi Parson
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781000359404
Available:
Release: 2021-03-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play provides a way to link abstract theory with practice-based knowledge and vice versa, navigating the complexities of clinical reasoning associated with age-sensitive, and most often non-verbal psychotherapies. The book invites readers into the world of child psychotherapy and into the play therapy room. It equips them to explore, discover and identify the therapeutic powers of play in action, within traditional and nature-based therapeutic environments. Using embodiment-projective-role, it navigates the developmental stages linking play and the achievement of physical, emotional, and social identity. With captivating stories of hope and repair, the book deconstructs the therapy process to better understand how play facilitates communication, fosters emotional wellness, increases personal strengths, and enhances social relationships. This comprehensive text will help the therapist navigate through the world of child and adolescent psychotherapy and explain the therapeutic powers of play through relevant clinical case studies.

Routledge International Handbook of Play Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy

Routledge International Handbook of Play  Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy
Author: Sue Jennings,Clive Holmwood
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781000228557
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Release: 2020-11-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy is the first book of its kind to provide an overview of key aspects of play and play therapy, considering play on a continuum from generic aspects through to more specific applied and therapeutic techniques and as a stand-alone discipline. Presented in four parts, the book provides a unique overview of, and ascribes equal value to, the fields of play, therapeutic play, play in therapy and play therapy. Chapters by academics, play practitioners, counsellors, arts therapists and play therapists from countries as diverse as Japan, Cameroon, India, the Czech Republic, Israel, USA, Ireland, Turkey, Greece and the UK explore areas of each topic, drawing links and alliances between each. The book includes complex case studies with children, adolescents and adults in therapy with arts and play therapists, research with children on play, work in schools, outdoor play and play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, work with street children and play in therapeutic communities around the world. Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy demonstrates the centrality of play in human development, reminds us of the creative power of play and offers new and innovative applications of research and practical technique. It will be of great interest to academics and students of play, play therapy, child development, education and the therapeutic arts. It will also be a key text for play and creative arts therapists, both in practice and in training, play practitioners, social workers, teachers and anyone working with children.

Game Play

Game Play
Author: Jessica Stone,Charles E. Schaefer
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781119553779
Available:
Release: 2019-10-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essential guide to game play therapy for mental health practitioners The revised and updated third edition of Game Play Therapy offers psychologists and psychiatrists a guide to game play therapy’s theoretical foundations and contains the practical applications that are appropriate for children and adolescents. Game playing has proven to invoke more goal-directed behavior, has the benefit of interpersonal interaction, and can perform a significant role in the adaptation to one's environment. With contributions from noted experts in the field, the third edition contains information on the time-tested, classic games and the most recent innovations and advances in game play approaches. Game Play Therapy’s revised third edition (like the previous editions) continues to fill a gap in the literature by offering mental health practitioners the information needed to understand why and how to use this intervention effectively. The contributors offer advice for choosing the most useful games from the more than 700 now available and describe the fundamentals of administering the games. This important updated book: Contains material on the recent advances in the field including information on electronic games and disorder-specific games Includes illustrative case studies that explore the process of game therapy Reviews the basics of the underlying principles and applications of game therapy Offers a wide-range of games with empirical evidence of the effectiveness of game therapy Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health clinicians, the revised third edition of Game Play Therapy offers a guide that shows how to apply game therapy techniques to promote socialization, encourage the development of identity and self-esteem, and help individuals master anxiety.

Handbook of Play Therapy

Handbook of Play Therapy
Author: Kevin J. O'Connor,Charles E. Schaefer,Lisa D. Braverman
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781118859834
Available:
Release: 2015-11-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Puppet Play Therapy

Puppet Play Therapy
Author: Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781351722049
Available:
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Puppet Play Therapy is a comprehensive guidebook that describes the basic skills, techniques, and applications for selecting and working with puppets in specific types of settings and populations. Written by preeminent voices in the field, chapters offer invaluable guidance on selecting, using, and assessing puppet-based therapeutic interventions. Both beginning and experienced clinicians will also appreciate the inclusion of practical, step-by-step approaches and reproducible handouts that will aid them in their puppet play therapy sessions.

Cognitive Development and Child Psychotherapy

Cognitive Development and Child Psychotherapy
Author: Stephen R. Shirk
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781489936356
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Release: 2013-11-09
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Like hiking off the well-traveled trail, attempting to bridge foreign do mains of research and practice entails certain risks. This volume repre sents an effort to explore the relatively uncharted territory of cognitive and social-cognitive processes embedded in child psychotherapy. The territory is largely uncharted, not because of a lack of interest in children and cognition, but because child psychotherapy has been chronically neglected by clinical researchers. For example, recent meta-analyses of the effectiveness of child psychotherapy draw on less than 30 non behavioral studies of child psychotherapy conducted over a 30-year period. The average of one study per year pales in comparison to the volume of research on adult psychotherapy. Moreover, research exam ining cognitive, affective, and language processes in child psycho therapy is virtually nonexistent. Consequently, the contributions to this volume should not be seen as reviews of an extant, clinical-research literature. Instead, they represent attempts to expand the more familiar and well-researched province of developmental psychology into the rel atively uncharted domain of child psychotherapy process. In addition to bridging the literature on child psychotherapy with research perspectives on children's cognitive and social-cognitive devel opment, this volume attempts to cross a second gap. Recent surveys of the utilization of psychotherapy research by practicing psychotherapists indicate the distance between these two domains is substantial. Only a small minority of practitioners find psychotherapy research to be a useful source of information for their practice.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy
Author: Kate Wilson,Virginia Ryan
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9780702027710
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Innovations in Play Therapy

Innovations in Play Therapy
Author: Garry L. Landreth
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781135058012
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Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children

A Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children
Author: David A. Crenshaw,John B. Mordock
Pages: 337
ISBN: 0765705796
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Release: 2007-09
Editor: Jason Aronson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience

Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience
Author: David A. Crenshaw,Robert Brooks,Sam Goldstein
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781462520466
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Release: 2015-05-04
Editor: Guilford Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Integrative Play Therapy

Integrative Play Therapy
Author: Athena A. Drewes,Sue C. Bratton,Charles E. Schaefer
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1118064267
Available:
Release: 2011-06-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Psychotherapist Revealed

Psychotherapist Revealed
Author: Andrea Bloomgarden,Rosemary B. Mennuti
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781135892319
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Release: 2010-06-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this edited volume, the real dialogue begins. Therapists speak openly and honestly about their self-disclosure practices, decisions and clinical dilemmas. Bloomgarden and Mennuti bring together research, training and tales from their clinical experience to illuminate lessons derived from their own journeys toward judicious, balanced self-disclosure practices. In a readable fashion, the stories highlight a variety of self-disclosure and boundary issues that occur in the course of psychotherapy. Numerous treatment modalities and clinical orientations are represented. The collective wisdom offered through these stories, which includes suggested guidelines and a standard of care for good practice, will assist the reader in developing a better understanding of what it means to self-disclose appropriately, recognizing a flexible middle ground between "too much" and "too little" along with responsiveness to client need. The Freudian based taboo that rigidly warns against all self-disclosure is antiquated, and a more reasonable, balanced perspective is under way. As a psychotherapeutic community, including psychologists, social workers, art therapists, counselors, dance/movement therapists who are all represented in this book, it is time to talk openly about a balanced, judicious, and therapeutically appropriate approach to self-disclosure and boundaries. Bravely, that is exactly what the authors in this book have done.

An Introduction to Theories of Personality

An Introduction to Theories of Personality
Author: Robert Ewen B,Robert B. Ewen
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781317740728
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Release: 2014-01-21
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This 7th Edition helps students unravel the mysteries of human behavior through its highly readable introduction to the ideas of the most significant personality theorists. Engaging biographical sketches begin each chapter, and unique capsule summaries help students review key concepts. Theories come alive through the inclusion of quotations from the theorists’ writings and numerous applications such as dream interpretation, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Significant changes in the 7th edition include an extended discussion of the practical applications of personality theory, with an emphasis on guidelines that can help people increase their self-knowledge, make better decisions, and live more fulfilling lives. Fictionalized but true-to-life examples illustrating the perils of inadequate self-knowledge include college students, parents, terrorists, business executives, and politicians, while other examples show the positive outcomes that can result from a better understanding of one’s unconscious. This 7th edition also includes a more extensive discussion of how a lack of self-understanding caused difficulties for such noted theorists as Freud and Erikson, and a new section that explains how behavior can be strongly influenced by the situation as well as by one’s personality. Finally, a new interactive web site provides practice test questions and other topics of interest.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy
Author: Pamela Meersand, Ph.D.,Karen J. Gilmore, M.D.
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781615370436
Available:
Release: 2017-09-11
Editor: American Psychiatric Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

When the Pixies Come Out to Play

When the Pixies Come Out to Play
Author: Lois Carey
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781926975115
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Release: 2014-03
Editor: Fisher King Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of essays and articles written over a 30 year span by a seasoned sandplay therapist. When Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer is the work of a true master of the craft of sandplay therapy informed by Jungian theory and the pioneering work of Dora Kallf with whom Lois Carey studied. Woven into the exquisite tapestry of this lovely book is history and theory of the method, rich case material told in a warm and moving voice which reflects the extraordinary empathy of this remarkable sandplay and play therapist . . . A wealth of information packed into a highly readable book that just like the author herself will be a cherished gift to us all for a long time to come. —David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S Clinical Director "The metaphor that comes to mind as I read this book is that of the aboriginal painting—a large canvas of lots of varied sized and colored dots which represents a map of the territory. This book provides an extensive map of the territory, that is Play Therapy, Child Therapy and sand play as it applies to children, with a particular Jungian slant. I would recommend this to practitioners and students who can learn from its wisdom." —Aideen Taylor de Faoite, author of Narrative Play Therapy: Theory and Practice. "When Pixies Come Out to Play is a wonderful book for any clinician who uses creative mediums in their therapeutic work. It is a book that provides a back drop to understanding art therapy, play therapy and sandplay from a Jungian perspective. It provides a history and theoretical framework to create context and a lens to view the work through." —Majella Ryan, Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapist, Child Psychotherapist.

Play Therapy Theory and Practice

Play Therapy Theory and Practice
Author: Kevin J. O'Connor,Lisa Mages Braverman,Lisa D. Braverman
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0471106380
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Imagination

The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Imagination
Author: Marjorie Taylor
Pages: 585
ISBN: 9780195395761
Available:
Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Imagination provides a comprehensive overview of research on the role of imagination in cognitive and social development and its link with children's understanding of the real world.

Play Therapy in Action

Play Therapy in Action
Author: Terry Kottman,Charles Schaefer
Pages: 691
ISBN: 9781461629986
Available:
Release: 1994-02-01
Editor: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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 Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model
Author: Ken Gardner,Lorri Yasenik
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781784505790
Available:
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a wealth of practical and effective tools, this book provides a unique model that is fully illustrated by instructional online downloadable content. The model allows therapists to tailor their approach to the specific needs of the child. Practitioners are encouraged to be engaged and flexible during sessions, adapting their levels of directiveness and consciousness according to the child's responses. Through detailed written and visual case studies, the authors clearly explain the model, how to use it and the positive therapeutic effects it can have on the child. The book also provides additional support to play therapy practitioners and play therapy supervisors with the inclusion of useful forms that aid therapy planning, conceptualization and evaluation. This extensive and accessible handbook is an incomparable resource for beginning and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and instructors. It will also be of interest to child and educational psychologists and health professionals.