Group Play Therapy

Author: Daniel S. Sweeney
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136247203
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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.

The Handbook Of Group Play Therapy

Author: Daniel S. Sweeney
Editor: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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Enter a child's world of communication with twenty-five of the country's leading play therapy experts as they guide you through a myriad of group play therapy approaches, issues, and techniques."--BOOK JACKET.

Innovations In Play Therapy

Author: Garry L. Landreth
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135058024
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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.

Foundations Of Play Therapy

Author: Charles E. Schaefer
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118013263
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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 Child And Adolescent Group Therapy

Author: Craig Haen
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131735639X
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This handbook describes in detail different contemporary approaches to group work with children and adolescents. Further, this volume illustrates the application of these models to work with the youth of today, whether victims of trauma, adolescents struggling with LGBT issues, or youth with varying common diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, depression, and anxiety. It offers chapters presenting a variety of clinical approaches written by experts in these approaches, from classic (play therapy and dialectical behavior therapy) to cutting-edge (attachment-based intervention, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy). Because of its broad scope, the book is suitable for a wide audience, from students to first-time group leaders to seasoned practitioners.

Short Term Play Therapy For Children Second Edition

Author: Heidi Gerard Kaduson
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237311
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This volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for any clinician seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book provides effective methods for treating children struggling with such challenges as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and parental divorce. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and illustrated with richly detailed case examples. Featuring session-by-session guidelines, chapters demonstrate how to engage clients rapidly, develop appropriate treatment goals, and implement carefully structured brief interventions that yield lasting results.

School Based Play Therapy

Author: Athena A. Drewes
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470555319
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A thorough revision of the essential guide to using play therapy in schools Fully updated and revised, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. Coedited by noted experts in the field, Athena Drewes and Charles Schaefer, the Second Edition offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques in developing creative approaches to utilize the therapeutic powers of play in schools. The Second Edition includes coverage on how to implement a play therapy program in school settings; play-based prevention programs; individual play therapy approaches as well as group play; and play therapy with special populations, such as selectively mute, homeless, and autistic children. In addition, nine new chapters have been added with new material covering: Cognitive-behavioral play therapy Trauma-focused group work Training teachers to use play therapy Filled with illustrative case studies and ready-to-use practical techniques and suggestions, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition is an essential resource for all mental health professionals working in schools.

Advanced Play Therapy

Author: Dee Ray
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136869344
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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 In Action

Author: Terry Kottman
Editor: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461629985
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"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

Author: Garry L. Landreth
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135451230
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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.

Group Psychotherapy With Children

Author: Haim G. Ginott
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1568212917
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A practical guide to play therapy with children. This book covers aspects of treatment including the selection of appropriate patients, choice of toys, setting limits, and working with parents. The capabilities of group therapy to foster social interaction and psychological development are shown.

Blending Play Therapy With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Author: Athena A. Drewes
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470495520
File Size: 72,82 MB
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In today's managed-care environment, therapeutic techniques must be proven to be effective to be reimbursable. This comprehensive volume is written by leaders in the field and collects classic and emerging evidence-based and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents. Step-by-step instruction is provided for implementing the treatment protocol covered. In addition, a special section is included on therapist self-care, including empirically supported studies. For child and play therapists, as well school psychologists and school social workers.

The Effectiveness Of Group Play Therapy As Assesed By Specific Changes In A Child S Peer Relations

Author: Allan L. Schiffer
Editor:
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Play Therapy Interventions With Children S Problems

Author: Garry L. Landreth
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765708078
File Size: 61,63 MB
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This is an easy-to-use reference to the most effective play therapy techniques and their substantiated results. Play therapy is not an approach based on guess, trial and error, or whims of the therapist at the moment. It is a well-thought-out, philosophically conceived, developmentally based, and research-supported method of helping children cope with and overcome the problems they experience in the process of living their lives. Concise digests of play therapy procedures explore the most difficult, as well as the most common problems encountered by play therapists. These digests cover play therapy approaches based on a variety of theoretical positions for dealing with a broad range of specific problems. Because they often do not have access to substantiated results, play therapists sometimes doubt themselves and the effectiveness of their work. This book, an invaluable resource, puts an end to such questioning.

Play Therapy With Adults

Author: Charles E. Schaefer
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471264946
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Learn how to incorporate adult play therapy into your practice withthis easy-to-use guide In the Western world there has been a widening belief that play isnot a trivial or childish pursuit but rather a prime pillar ofmental health, along with love and work. Play Therapy with Adultspresents original chapters written by a collection of internationalexperts who examine the diverse approaches and clinical strategiesavailable for successfully incorporating play therapy intoadult-client sessions. This timely guide covers healing through the use of a variety ofplay therapy techniques and methods. Various client groups andtreatment settings are given special attention, including workingwith adolescents, the elderly, couples, individuals with dementia,and clients in group therapy. Material is organized into four sections for easy reference: * Dramatic role play * Therapeutic humor * Sand play and doll play * Play groups, hypnoplay, and client-centered play Play Therapy with Adults is a valuable book for psychologists,therapists, social workers, and counselors interested in helpingclients explore themselves through playful activities.

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

Author: Heidi Kaduson
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0742599949
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Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques incorporates methods developed to elicit the best responses from children by therapists representing cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and other orientations, and selected for their practicality, specificity, and originality. Arranged for easy reference, each bearing a succinct description and targeted application, the interventions illustrated—including Fantasy, Storytelling, Expressive Arts, Game Play, Puppet Play, Play Toys and Objects, and Group Play—have been used with success to address such common problems as low self-esteem and unresolved fear and anger, as well as more serious difficulties arising from loss, abuse, and sexual trauma. All the contributors share the enthusiasm and respect of editors Kaduson and Schaefer for the special value of play therapy in reaching and healing young patients. Together, they have created an eclectic, accessible, and comprehensive resource for students and professionals that will also support parents seeking to open new lines of communication with their children. A Jason Aronson Book

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

Author: Heidi Kaduson
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 1461627176
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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.

The Impact Of Group Play Therapy On Reducing Symptoms Of Grief In Bereaved Children

Author: Melinda Nicole Johnson
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The purpose of this mixed methods case study was to examine the course of a ten-session play therapy intervention and its impact on the individual symptoms of grief in children. It studied the process that occurred throughout the ten play therapy sessions including themes that manifested during this process. Participants ranged in age from two to ten years old. All had experienced the death of a parent and were recruited through a peer support bereavement program in the community. A multiple case study design was used and several measurements were taken to get a better understanding of the play therapy process and its impact on the symptoms of grief in children. Participants received a pretest which consisted of the parent version of the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL) (Achenbach & Rescorla, 2000, 2001) along with the Parenting Stress Index (PSI) (Abidin, 1983). The same assessments were administered at the five-week mark and as a posttest. Five out of the eight participants completed the ten-session intervention. In addition, before and after each session, participants were asked to indicate their current level of pain on the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Scale (Wong & Baker, 1988). Last, play themes and emotions were identified, session transcripts coded, and the data was analyzed using the MAXQDA qualitative software. The results indicated that the process of play therapy with grieving children is unique and a variety of emotions and play themes were exhibited. Emotions included, fear, anger, confidence, curiosity, happiness, hesitation, and sadness. Themes that were played out included aggression/revenge, broken, burying/drowning, cleaning, creative/expressive, death/loss/grieving, exploratory, helpless/inadequate, mastery, messing/creating chaos, nurturing, power/control, relationship, rescue/protect, safety/security, and sorting/organizing.

Supervision Can Be Playful

Author: Athena A. Drewes
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765705346
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Supervision Can Be Playful focuses on the dynamic nature of the clinical supervisory relationship when the supervisee is a mental health professional working with children. The contributors focus on the unique issues faced in supervising child and play therapists, as well as the unique challenges faced by these clinicians in treatment. The rationale for using play-based techniques in supervision, along with the varying facets of transference, countertransference, cultural sensitivity and engagement of the supervisee are addressed.

Play Therapy Treatment Planning And Interventions

Author: Kevin John O'Connor
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080539133
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Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions: The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook contains key information on one of the most rapidly developing and growing areas of therapy. The book is designed to help play therapists develop specific treatment goals and develop focused treatment plans, as now required by many regulating agencies and third party payers. The text includes descriptions of 25 actual play therapy activities. Any preparation the therapist may need to complete before the session is identified as is the outcome the therapist may expect. Each activity description ends with a suggestion as to how the therapists might follow up on the content and experience in future sessions. The activity descriptions are very practical and are geared to the child clients specific developmental level. Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions presents guidelines for interviewing clients and their parents as well as pretreatment assessment. The book provides guidance on data gathering for the intake process and case conceptualization. Case examples and completed sections of the workbook, quotes, and lists increase the text's comprehension. The entire workbook is provided in text format and on disk. It provides the therapist with an easy-to-use format for recording critical case information, specific treatment goals, and the overall treatment plan. Presents a comprehensive theory of play therapy and a comprehensive model of play therapy intervention Clearly relates the theoretical model to the interventions Provides examples of the application of both the theory and the intervention model to specific cases Provides a structure by which the reader can apply the theory and intervention model to his or her own cases Describes actual play therapy activities and identifies how therapists can prepare for the session, implement the activity, and the outcome they may expect Describes play activities clustered according to the developmental level of the children to which they are best suited Workbook format provides the reader with a method for obtaining comprehensive intake and assessment data, organizing that data into a case formulation and treatment goals, and then developing a comprehensive treatment plan Provides a blank copy of the workbook, as well as the workbook on disk, for use in ones own practice