Blending Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Evidence-Based and Other Effective Treatments and Techniques / Edition 1

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In today's managed-care environment, therapeutic techniques must be proven to be effective to be reimbursable. This comprehensive volume is written by leaders in the field and collects classic and emerging evidence-based and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents. Step-by-step instruction is provided for implementing the treatment protocol covered. In addition, a special section is included on therapist self-care, including empirically supported studies. For child and play therapists, as well school psychologists and school social workers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470176405
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 394,760
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S, is Director of Clinical Training and APA Internship at The Astor Home for Children, a nonprofit multiservice mental health agency in New York. She is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor and past director of the Association for Play Therapy. She is the Senior Editor and chapter author of School-Based Play Therapy (Wiley), Cultural Issues in Play Therapy, and Supervision Can Be Playful.

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Table of Contents

About the Editor.






1. The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy (Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes).

2. Play Therapy, Pedagogy and CBT: An Argument for Interdisciplinary Synthesis (Janine S. Shelby and Michele S. Berk).

3. An Illustration of Science and Practice: Strengthening theWhole Through Its Parts (Eliana Gil and Nicole Jalazo).


4. Data Are Not Mysterious: Understanding, Applying, and Conducting Psychotherapy Outcomes Studies (Suzanne Button and Lauren S. Hallion).

5.Play Therapy Research: History and Current Empirical Support (Jennifer Baggerly).

6. Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy: Theory and Applications (Susan M. Knell).


7. Trauma Systems Therapy: A Replication of the Model, Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy into Child and Family Treatment (Susan Hansen and Glenn Saxe).

8. Incorporating Play within a Manual-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders (Jennifer L. Podell, Erin D. Martin, and Philip C. Kendall).

9. The Role of Play within Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Aggressive Children: The Coping Power Program (John E. Lochman, Caroline Boxmeyer, and Nicole Powell).

10. Innovation and Integration: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as Play Therapy (Anthony J. Urquiza, Nancy M. Zebell, and Dawn Blacker).

11. Primary Project: Fifty Years of Facilitating School Adjustment (Stephen P. Demanchick, Mary Anne Peabody, and Deborah B. Johnson).


12. Child-Parent Psychotherapy (Alicia F. Lieberman and Lisa R. Inman).

13. Filial Therapy: Theoretical Integration, Empirical Validation, and Practical Application (Risë VanFleet).

14. Kinder Training: An Adlerian-Based Model to Enhance Teacher-Student Relationships (JoAnna White and Lauren Stern Wynne).

15. Sandtray Therapy (Daniel S. Sweeney and Linda E. Homeyer).


16. CBPT: Implementing and Integrating CBPT into Clinical Practice (Susan M. Knell and Meena Dasari).

17. Play Therapy Techniques for Affect Regulation (Susan Trachtenberg Paula).

18. Building Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, and Changing Cognitive Distortions (Diane Frey).

19. Playful Strategies to Manage Frustration: The Turtle Technique and Beyond (Eva L. Feindler).

20. Narrative Approaches: Helping Children Tell Their Stories (Ann Cattanach).

21. Family Problem Solving: Using Expressive Activities (Steve Harvey).


22. Self-Care for Child Therapists: Leaving It at the Office (John C. Norcross and Athena A. Drewes).



Author Index.

Subject Index.

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