101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques / Edition 1by Heidi Kaduson
Pub. Date: 03/01/2001
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
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… See more details below
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. A Jason Aronson Book
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Storytelling Techniques Chapter 2 Expressive Arts Techniques Chapter 3 Game Play Techniques Chapter 4 Puppet Play Techniques Chapter 5 Toy and Play Object Techniques Chapter 6 Group Play Techniques Chapter 7 Other Techniques
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I read this book to try and spark some more ideas to use in therapy. I found that the book had 16 out of 101 things to suggest. Some of the techniques were advertisements for equipment in the therapy room or skills the therapist should learn (eg. sewing, magic, balloon sculpting) rather than actual techniques. Many techniques were very similar and were not distinct enough from each other to require a different chapter (1 chapter= 1 technique). Finally, much of the evidence that was provided for a give technique's effectiveness in therapy was the subject experience of the person that wrote on the technique rather than basis in what is known to be effective or research. Though a knowledgeable clinician can tease out the wheat from the chaff much of the book's space could have been used better. I am glad I did not spend money for the book.