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.
"Play therapy and family therapy are both well-established therapeutic paradigms. Often, however, play therapists have minimal contact with the nuclear family of which their child patient is a member. Similarly, family therapists frequently view young children as disruptive and exclude them from family sessions. By combining both play and family treatment modalities as this unique book, Family Play Therapy, suggests, therapists can include all family members in a therapeutic process that is more meaningful and therefore more successful." "Family Play Therapy encourages the blending of play therapy and family therapy by discussing and demonstrating various techniques and diverse theoretical approaches that will enable readers to broaden their repertoire when working with families and their young children. Each author describes his or her own creative avenue of expression such as puppetry, psychodrama, and sandplay, which facilitate the family's communication, helping members to find new ways to hear each other." "Family therapy and play therapy need not be mutually exclusive. The two approaches actually can enhance and enrich each other. While each therapist ultimately will use his or her own balance in the critical combining of both methods, Family Play Therapy offers various possibilities and as such, enables therapists to help their family patients readily engage in treatment and experience therapy as an enjoyable, inclusive, transforming time together."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This book is an amazing resource for play therapy techniques. The contributors come from a diverse group including child-centered, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, Jungian, psychodynamic, and prescriptive play therapy.
Integrative Play Therapy with Individuals, Families and Groups is a complete theory-to-practice introduction to a comprehensive integrative model of play therapy, developed by Shlomo Ariel. It synthesizes numerous concepts, methods and techniques found in the various branches of play theory and research under a unified conceptual and linguistic roof of information-processing, cybernetics and semiotics. The author's tenet is that any case, whatever the presenting difficulties, can be treated by such an integrative, multi-systemic approach. This book abounds with vivid observations and case descriptions, followed by discussions in a fictional inter-disciplinary seminar. Every chapter is followed by a brief summary, homework assignments and a classified list of relevant publications. Integrative Play Therapy with Individuals, Families and Groups will generate immense interest throughout the play therapy community. It can serve as a textbook for budding play therapists and as a reference book for more experienced practitioners.
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.
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.
A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies
Author: Stephanie L. Brooke
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
The Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies, edited by Stephanie L. Brooke, Ph.D. NCC, a nationally and internationally known author, is a unique contribution to the field of the creative arts therapies. It covers art, play, dance/movement, music, drama, and poetry therapies. Specifically, each of these creative disciplines is broken down into the following categories: history of the field, theoretical approaches, assessments, and work with special populations. No such book exists to this date which covers these critical areas in the creative arts therapies. The most well known, famous therapists in these creative arts therapies fields have contributed chapters to this manual. This distinctive handbook will be useful for creative arts therapists, mental health professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, and students who are interested in these fields or use these disciplines as their main or their adjunct approach to working with clients.
Revised and expanded, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, Second Edition explores the powerful effects that play therapy has on different areas within a child or adolescent's life: communication, emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personal strengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes--renowned experts in the field of play therapy--discuss the different interventions and components of treatment that can move clients to change. Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying a wide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in each chapter for use in clinical practice, including: direct teaching ; indirect teaching ; self-expression ; relationship enhancement ; attachment formation ; catharsis ; stress inoculation; creative problem solving ; self-esteem. Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoretical viewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for play and child therapists of all levels of experience and theoretical orientations.--
Individualized Play Therapy for Specific Childhood Problems
Author: Heidi Kaduson
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
The Playing Cure focuses on the curative powers of play and the application of play therapy to a wide variety of psychological problems. The authors present a prescriptive approach built on years of research. With clear examples, they demonstrate how play therapy can be adapted to the treatment of many distinct clinical populations including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and adjustment reactions. This innovative approach challenges clinicians to implement a broad range of interventions that can be fine-tuned to the needs of each child.
This comprehensive manual offers specific how-to guidelines for conducting a wide range of psychotherapy groups and detailed session-by-session descriptions of sixteen structured group interventions. Time-limited, structured, educational, and goal-oriented, these groups focus on such core treatment issues as separation and divorce, alcoholism, bereavement, sexual abuse, fears and anxieties, anger management, weight loss, and encopresis.
This text covers the most practical and up-to-date methods that readers can use to develop effective approaches for counselling children. It defines and describes the counselling process, answering questions often asked by first time counsellors.
This text is designed for students taking an introductory course in the counseling field who are trying to determine if they are well matched to the counseling profession. Introduction to the Counseling Profession is unique both in its format and in its content. This co-edited/co-authored book is comprised of state-of-the-art information by recognized experts in their respective areas of counseling. The content is organized into counseling foundations, counseling skills, counseling in specific settings, and counseling specific populations, which provides a comprehensive overview and introduction to the profession of counseling. CACREP accredited and CACREP equivalent graduate programs can use this text in connection with meeting CACREP's professional orientation standard.
Selective mutism in children is characterized by persistent refusal to speak in one or more social situations (e.g., at school or among strangers), notwithstanding the demonstrated ability to use language at home. The range of treatment options has recently expanded to include promising behavioral, psychopharmacological, and multi-modal approaches in addition to psychodynamic and family systems therapy. Toward overcoming the traditional intractability of the disorder, the authors exhort clinicians - psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, counselors, social workers - to familiarize themselves with all of the options in order to expand their repertoires and individualize treatment strategies. Comprehensive in scope, this book presents the major therapeutic approaches and offers alternatives to professionals working with selectively mute children. A Jason Aronson Book
For too long, clinicians have tried to understand and treat children's anxiety disorders with adult approaches. Through this distorting lens, often the youngsters' unique suffering and opportunities for therapeutic change have been missed. Clinical Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents overcomes this failure. The book addresses the major clinical features of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders as they are specifically manifested in young people. Written by experienced clinicians concurrently involved in research, it combines the most up-to-date treatment methods based on sound, systematic studies. From separation anxiety to elective mutism to panic disorder, the authors explain the symptomatology and discuss issues of differential diagnosis and assessment. Therapist roles, as well as termination, relapse prevention, and obstacles to therapeutic success, also are usefully explored. Finally, there are case illustrations with step-by-step protocols, including two cases for each anxiety syndrome to help clinicians treat both typical and difficult cases. Clinical Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents is a long-overdue, welcome addition to the study and treatment of child psychopathology.
A comprehensive reference for parents, school personnel and all who have regular contact with children, the "A-Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues" contains hundreds of entries dealing with virtually every issue relevant to the psychology of young people. This user-friendly guide is designed specifically to provide detailed information and valuable guidance anyone can understand and benefit from.
Based on the latest research, The Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence offers uniquely in-depth and fully integrated coverage of the clinical and developmental issues of abnormal behavior in children and adolescents. A practitioner as well as scholar, Dr. Taublieb favors a clinical perspective that is developmentally informed. The Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence emphasizes clinical assessment, etiology, and treatment of each disorders; takes great care to distinguish developmental variants of normal behavior from pathological behavior; and provides detailed case studies that help clarify complex concepts as well as clearly illustrate the ethical concerns of working with children and adolescents in clinical settings.