The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children / Edition 1

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Overview

This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in posttraumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Eliana Gil occupies an unparalleled position among professionals in the child abuse field. No one has worked longer, more faithfully, and more responsibly with such a diverse array of abusive interactions." —Roland C. Summit, M.D.

"After reading The Healing Power of Play, child therapists from every professional background will feel better equipped to confront the enormous challenge of treating the abused child....Dr. Gil's readable guide should inspire the field and thereby benefit all of our patients." —Spencer Eth, MD

Treating Abuse Today
"Both the novice child therapist and experienced clinician will learn abundantly from Dr. Gil's instruction about effective intervention with even the most severely neglected and abused children."—Treating Abuse Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898624670
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 524,250
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eliana Gil, PhD, is senior partner in a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia, the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, which provides therapy, consulting, and training services. She is also Director of Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy in northern Virginia. Dr. Gil has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for nearly 40 years. A licensed marriage, family, and child counselor; approved marriage and family therapy supervisor; registered play therapist; and registered play therapy supervisor, Dr. Gil has served on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse, and is a former President of the Association for Play Therapy. She is the author of The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children; Play in Family Therapy; Treating Abused Adolescents; Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches, and other acclaimed books and video programs on child abuse and related topics. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Dr. Gil is bilingual and bicultural.

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Table of Contents

* The Abused Child: Treatment Issues.
* The Child Therapies: Application in Work with Abused Children.
* The Treatment of Abused Children.
CLINICAL EXAMPLES.
* Leroy: A Child Traumatized by Severe Parental Neglect.
* Johnny: A Child Traumatized by Sexual Abuse.
* Antony: A Child with Multiple Traumas.
* Gaby: A Child Traumatized by a Single Episode of Sexual Abuse.
* Laurie: A Neglected Child Traumatized by a Hospitalization.
* Sharlene: A Child Traumatized by Chronic Sexual Abuse.
* Special Issues.

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    This book was TERRIBLE!!! The writing mechanizims were off beat, as if a 10 year old had written it.It gives untrue information that could lead to physical/emotial damage to you and/or your family. Overall, it was a great book:(

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