Child-Centered Play Therapy

Child-Centered Play Therapy

by Rise VanFleet, Andrea E. Sywulak, Cynthia Caparosa Sniscak
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1606239023

ISBN-13: 9781606239025

Pub. Date: 09/03/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on nondirective interventions that allow children to freely

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Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on nondirective interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children's play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606239025
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2010
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
216,808
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
2 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
I. Background and Relevance
1. The Importance of Play
2. A Brief Overview of Play Therapy
3. History, Theory, Principles, and Variations of Child-Centered Play Therapy
II. Logistics and Techniques
4. Playroom Set-Up and Logistics
5. The Four Skills of Child-Centered Play Therapy
6. Recognition and Interpretation of Play Themes
III. Parent Involvement
7. Engaging Parents and Teachers in Child-Centered Play Therapy
8. Filial Therapy
IV. Practical Applications and Issues
9. Child-Centered Play Therapy with Different Presenting Problems
10. Handling Select Child Behaviors and Special Circumstances
11. Touch in Child-Centered Play Therapy
12. Cultural and Systemic Considerations in the Practice of Child-Centered Play Therapy
V. Research and Professional Issues
13. Research on Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy
14. Developing Competence in Child-Centered Play Therapy
Conclusion

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