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101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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

Covers fantasy, storytelling, expressive arts, game play, puppet play, play toys & objects, group play techniques, etc

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Editorial Reviews

M. Kay Hannah
This is an essential resource for all play therapists (beginning through advanced) looking to enhance their repertoire of creative interventions. Mental health professionals from all theoretical orientations will find creative techniques to use with and/or adapt to their child, adolescent, and family clients in a wide variety of settings. Combined with 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques and 101 More Favorite Play Techniques clinicians now have more than three hundred user-friendly, innovative techniques to meet the challenges of young clients.
Rise VanFleet
With Volume III of 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Drs. Kaduson and Schaefer have compiled another impressive array of play therapy techniques created and shared by an international group of contributors. This book is packed with practical guidance for child clinicians, including clear rationales, step-by-step instructions, and tips for use of each technique with different problems. The techniques are straightforward, inexpensive, and attuned to children's needs. Playing therapeutically with children is the best and most developmentally appropriate way to help them cope with life's trials and to promote their healthy, happy adjustment, and this book can help us all do it better.
Louise Guerney
Whether their purpose is diagnosis or increasing the socialization of groups of children with virtually any problem, play therapists—irrespective of orientation—will find useful methods in this most comprehensive collection of creative techniques. All are presented in a clear, concise way and classified into sections so therapists can easily select and apply them.
R. VanFleet
101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques is just what child and mental health practitioners are looking for—a wealth of ideas to use with children and families. This wonderfully practical book presents play therapy techniques that are quickly read, easily understood, and readily implemented in a variety of settings.

This book will appeal to clinicians, educators, and child caregivers from all orientations. Perhaps its biggest contribution goes beyond its covers in stimulating readers' own creativity in developing and adapting play therapy techniques to meet the challenges of their important work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742599949
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 603,412
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the Association for Play Therapy and co-director of the Play Therapy Training Institute. Kaduson has co-edited many books and maintains a private practice in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is professor emeritus of psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey. Schaefer is cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Among Schaefer's sixty-five books are the outstanding Handbook of Play Therapy and The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, both of which have become classics in the field. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice for children and their families in Hackensack, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Section One: Fantasy Techniques
Chapter 2 The Playing Baby Game
Chapter 3 Using Guided Imagery to Augment the Play Therapy Process
Chapter 4 The Rosebush
Chapter 5 Pretending to Know How
Part 6 Section Two: Storytelling Techniques
Chapter 7 The Feeling Word Game
Chapter 8 The Card Story Game
Chapter 9 Storytelling with Felts
Chapter 10 The Box of Buttons Technique
Chapter 11 Computer Storytelling
Chapter 12 Using Metaphors, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling in Psychotherapy with Children
Chapter 13 Art or Verbal Metaphors for Children Experiencing Loss
Chapter 14 The Guess My Word Story Game
Chapter 15 The Scarf Story
Chapter 16 Storytelling with Objects
Part 17 Section Three: Expressive Arts Techniques
Chapter 18 The Before and After Drawing Technique
Chapter 19 Feeling Balloons
Chapter 20 Magic Art
Chapter 21 The Yarn Drawing Game
Chapter 22 Clayscapes
Chapter 23 Bad Dreams
Chapter 24 The Personality Pie
Chapter 25 Life Maps
Chapter 26 Play Art
Chapter 27 Gloop: Treating Sensory Deprivation
Chapter 28 The Clay Squiggle Technique
Chapter 29 Expressive Arts Playdough
Chapter 30 Inner-Reference
Chapter 31 Reworking
Chapter 32 A Line Down the Middle of the Page
Chapter 33 Create-a-Community
Chapter 34 Outline Drawings of Boys and Girls
Chapter 35 The Picture Drawing Game
Chapter 36 The Color-Emotive Brain
Chapter 37 Scribble Art
Chapter 38 The Feelings Tree
Chapter 39 Design-a-Dad
Chapter 40 Synthetic Clay in Play Therapy
Part 41 Section Four: Game Play Techniques
Chapter 42 Checkers: Rules or No Rules
Chapter 43 Pounding Away Bad Feelings
Chapter 44 The Pick-Up Sticks Game
Chapter 45 The Stealing Game
Chapter 46 Consequences: Reaching the Oppositional Defiant Adolescent
Chapter 47 Hide-and-Seek in Play Therapy
Chapter 48 The Spy and the Sneak
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Great Play Therapy book.

    This is a very useful tool. It is full of great ideas for working with chidren.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2007

    The standard

    These two are the noted play therapy experts for counselors.Very practical and easy to use resource.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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