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101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques
     

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

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by Heidi Kaduson
 

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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

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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.
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461627166
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
452
Sales rank:
777,225
File size:
2 MB

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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.
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.

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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101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very useful tool. It is full of great ideas for working with chidren.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These two are the noted play therapy experts for counselors.Very practical and easy to use resource.
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