INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY / Edition 1

INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY / Edition 1

by Sue Jennings, Mooli Lahad
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853026355
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements8
Foreword9
Introduction11
1Towards a New Philosophy of Play17
2Some Developmental Theories35
3The Playtherapy Method51
4Dramatic Play as a Basis for Living69
5Practical Playtherapy: Embodiment81
6Practical Playtherapy: Projection101
7The Playtherapy Method: Role and Dramatic Play119
8Playtherapy Applications131
9Playtherapy in Practice145
Appendix IPlaytherapy Resources167
Appendix IIDevelopmental Checklist173
Bibliography179
Subject Index183
Author Index191

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