Game Play: Therapeutic Uses of Childhood Games

Game Play: Therapeutic Uses of Childhood Games

by Charles E. Schaefer, Steven E. Reid
     
 

Presents a new approach to child therapy that focuses on the considerable psychological significance of games and their use as a unique and largely untapped resource in diagnosis and therapy with children. Shows how to use specific types of games such as communication games, problem-solving games, ego-enhancing games, and socialization games in particular

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Presents a new approach to child therapy that focuses on the considerable psychological significance of games and their use as a unique and largely untapped resource in diagnosis and therapy with children. Shows how to use specific types of games such as communication games, problem-solving games, ego-enhancing games, and socialization games in particular therapeutic situations. Author and subject indexes.

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Research and practicing psychologists and counselors update their 1986 introduction and reference for therapists, taking into account the specialization and the therapeutic board games that have characterized the approach over the past decade. They describe games that have been developed specifically to help children suffering from the aftermath of divorce, sexual abuse, the death of a parent, and domestic violence. Here too are games available for specific populations, such as children with ADHD, depression, self-control deficits, and socialization deficits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471819721
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/08/1986
Series:
Wiley Series on Personality Processes Series, #110
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.19(d)

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