101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques / Edition 1

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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.

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: 9780765703682
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Child Therapy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Sales rank: 719,485
  • Product dimensions: 6.57 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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

1 The Family Collage 3
2 Drawing It Out 7
3 Problem-solving Techniques: Hand-ling the Decision-making Process 14
4 Problem-solving Techniques: The Storyboard 19
5 The Pain Sculpture 26
6 In Memory of or A Torch of Love: A Hand-Processing Technique 29
7 The Family Art Project 34
8 Sand Painting 38
9 Sensory/Kinetic Hand Family Drawing 42
10 All Tangled Up 46
11 Scavenger Hunt of Relaxation Tools (SHORT) 49
12 Invisible Feelings 53
13 The Use of Metaphor for Careful Preparation in the Play Therapy Process: Unloading a Garbage Bin of Feelings 56
14 The Cargo Train 61
15 Water and Oil - Do They Mix? 66
16 Group Drawing 69
17 The Solution Drawing 72
18 Saying Good-bye: Breaking the Links in a Chain 77
19 My Storybook 80
20 The Feelings Chart 84
21 Teddy Bear Feelings 88
22 Make a Family "Drawing" 93
23 My Brain 96
24 Tune It In, Tune It Out 102
25 Working with Play Images of Fearful Children 106
26 Stories in the Sand 111
27 High-Tech Therapeutic Storybook 115
28 Anger Wall 118
29 The Jungle (or City) Adventure 122
30 Combining Art and Sandtray Therapies with Sexually Abused Children 125
31 The Feeling Wall Activity 129
32 Shapes and Directions 133
33 Feeling Sculptures 136
34 It's My Party 140
35 The London Game: A Theraplay Technique 143
36 Drawing in Three Dimensions: Transcending Time 145
37 Family Interaction Diagram 149
38 The Book of Feelings 152
39 Silent Puppet 159
40 Using a Puppet Show and Photography Together: A Healing Technique 162
41 Parent as Guest Actor or Actress 166
42 Problem-solving Play Therapy 171
43 The Talking Stick Totem: A Family Play Therapy Technique for Teaching Listening, Witnessing, and Speaking Your Truth 177
44 The Stretching Story 181
45 Working with a Child's Dream 184
46 Sharing Beauty to Enliven the Spirit 187
47 Where Am I? The Effects of Immigration on Children 191
48 The Door to a Special Place 195
49 The Dramatic Retelling of Stories in Play Therapy 199
50 Mutual Storytelling, Adlerian Style 203
51 "I'm Sick of ... " Eggs 211
52 Jenga Tower Challenge 214
53 Feelings Charades 217
54 "The Guessing Game" 220
55 The Toilet Paper Game 224
56 The Picnic in Space Game 227
57 The Mood Board 233
58 The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow 237
59 My Special Space 242
60 Bubbles, Feathers, and Breathing 247
61 Let Me See Your Strong Muscles: An Engaging, Interactive Play Technique 251
62 Interaction Balls 257
63 Play Cabinet 263
64 Rubber Darts 267
65 Sand-and-Water Play or Sensopathic Play 270
66 Heartlines and Lifelines: Narrative Reconstruction to Aid Dollhouse Play 277
67 Shaving Cream 282
68 Talking Cards 286
69 The Fluster-ometer 290
70 Let's Play Ball 294
71 Creating a New Story with the Sandtray 298
72 The Magic Wand 303
73 Emotional Tone Games 306
74 Bubbles and Boundaries 309
75 The Message Balloon 314
76 The Number Facts Game 319
77 The Pickle in the Middle Technique 322
78 Topics 326
79 Playing Possum 329
80 Make Your Own Feeling Game 333
81 Angry Kleenex Game 336
82 The Time Travel Game 339
83 The Feelings Card Game 343
84 The Gestalt Imagery Game for Grief 346
85 The Crown Game: On Being Kings and Queens 349
86 The Feedback Game 352
87 The Rock-Feather Game 356
88 Cottonball Fight and Cottonball Soothe Game 359
89 Target Practice 363
90 Meeting Mr. Tricky 367
91 The Black-Eye Peas Group Game 370
92 Worry Stones 373
93 Fishing for Feelings 379
94 Creating an Ambiance for Play Therapy with African American Children 385
95 Matching the Moment: Therapeutic Responding in the Play Room 391
96 My Body's Nobody's Body but Mine 396
97 The Stealth Inquiry 399
98 The Use of Filial Techniques in the Elementary School with Latency Age Children 403
99 Native American (Indian) Names: A Play Therapy Technique 407
100 The Creative Clean-up Technique 413
101 Future Glasses, Talking to the Future: Visualization of Desired Behavior 417
Index 421
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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.

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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.

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