101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques / Edition 1

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques / Edition 1

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by Heidi Kaduson, Charles Schaefer

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.See more details below


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.

Product Details

Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
Child Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
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Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1The Family Collage3
2Drawing It Out7
3Problem-solving Techniques: Hand-ling the Decision-making Process14
4Problem-solving Techniques: The Storyboard19
5The Pain Sculpture26
6In Memory of or A Torch of Love: A Hand-Processing Technique29
7The Family Art Project34
8Sand Painting38
9Sensory/Kinetic Hand Family Drawing42
10All Tangled Up46
11Scavenger Hunt of Relaxation Tools (SHORT)49
12Invisible Feelings53
13The Use of Metaphor for Careful Preparation in the Play Therapy Process: Unloading a Garbage Bin of Feelings56
14The Cargo Train61
15Water and Oil - Do They Mix?66
16Group Drawing69
17The Solution Drawing72
18Saying Good-bye: Breaking the Links in a Chain77
19My Storybook80
20The Feelings Chart84
21Teddy Bear Feelings88
22Make a Family "Drawing"93
23My Brain96
24Tune It In, Tune It Out102
25Working with Play Images of Fearful Children106
26Stories in the Sand111
27High-Tech Therapeutic Storybook115
28Anger Wall118
29The Jungle (or City) Adventure122
30Combining Art and Sandtray Therapies with Sexually Abused Children125
31The Feeling Wall Activity129
32Shapes and Directions133
33Feeling Sculptures136
34It's My Party140
35The London Game: A Theraplay Technique143
36Drawing in Three Dimensions: Transcending Time145
37Family Interaction Diagram149
38The Book of Feelings152
39Silent Puppet159
40Using a Puppet Show and Photography Together: A Healing Technique162
41Parent as Guest Actor or Actress166
42Problem-solving Play Therapy171
43The Talking Stick Totem: A Family Play Therapy Technique for Teaching Listening, Witnessing, and Speaking Your Truth177
44The Stretching Story181
45Working with a Child's Dream184
46Sharing Beauty to Enliven the Spirit187
47Where Am I? The Effects of Immigration on Children191
48The Door to a Special Place195
49The Dramatic Retelling of Stories in Play Therapy199
50Mutual Storytelling, Adlerian Style203
51"I'm Sick of ... " Eggs211
52Jenga Tower Challenge214
53Feelings Charades217
54"The Guessing Game"220
55The Toilet Paper Game224
56The Picnic in Space Game227
57The Mood Board233
58The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow237
59My Special Space242
60Bubbles, Feathers, and Breathing247
61Let Me See Your Strong Muscles: An Engaging, Interactive Play Technique251
62Interaction Balls257
63Play Cabinet263
64Rubber Darts267
65Sand-and-Water Play or Sensopathic Play270
66Heartlines and Lifelines: Narrative Reconstruction to Aid Dollhouse Play277
67Shaving Cream282
68Talking Cards286
69The Fluster-ometer290
70Let's Play Ball294
71Creating a New Story with the Sandtray298
72The Magic Wand303
73Emotional Tone Games306
74Bubbles and Boundaries309
75The Message Balloon314
76The Number Facts Game319
77The Pickle in the Middle Technique322
79Playing Possum329
80Make Your Own Feeling Game333
81Angry Kleenex Game336
82The Time Travel Game339
83The Feelings Card Game343
84The Gestalt Imagery Game for Grief346
85The Crown Game: On Being Kings and Queens349
86The Feedback Game352
87The Rock-Feather Game356
88Cottonball Fight and Cottonball Soothe Game359
89Target Practice363
90Meeting Mr. Tricky367
91The Black-Eye Peas Group Game370
92Worry Stones373
93Fishing for Feelings379
94Creating an Ambiance for Play Therapy with African American Children385
95Matching the Moment: Therapeutic Responding in the Play Room391
96My Body's Nobody's Body but Mine396
97The Stealth Inquiry399
98The Use of Filial Techniques in the Elementary School with Latency Age Children403
99Native American (Indian) Names: A Play Therapy Technique407
100The Creative Clean-up Technique413
101Future Glasses, Talking to the Future: Visualization of Desired Behavior417

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