INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY / Edition 1

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Overview

In Introduction to Developmental Playtherapy, Jennings argues that creative play is essential for children's health. Drawing on examples from her own professional experience, she discusses how play can help resolve issues by allowing possible solutions to be explored safely, thus encouraging flexibility of response. She explores the cultural background and theory of using play as a therapeutic tool with children and how play can communicate to the therapist what the child needs to tell.

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An introduction to the basic principles of play therapy integrating prominent theories of development but emphasizing the practical aspects of the playtherapy method. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853026355
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
Foreword 9
Introduction 11
1 Towards a New Philosophy of Play 17
2 Some Developmental Theories 35
3 The Playtherapy Method 51
4 Dramatic Play as a Basis for Living 69
5 Practical Playtherapy: Embodiment 81
6 Practical Playtherapy: Projection 101
7 The Playtherapy Method: Role and Dramatic Play 119
8 Playtherapy Applications 131
9 Playtherapy in Practice 145
Appendix I Playtherapy Resources 167
Appendix II Developmental Checklist 173
Bibliography 179
Subject Index 183
Author Index 191
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