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Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is the newest incarnation of Garry Landreth's comprehensive text on creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. It details the Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child's world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. Professors who have taught a course based on the previous edition will be pleased to find the core message intact, but updated with a significant body of recent research. Expanded to cover additional topics of interest, the new edition includes:
a full chapter on current research in play therapy
new sections on supervising play therapists, legal and ethical issues and multicultural concerns
30 new photographs that show the author demonstrating techniques in-session
practical tips for working with parents
instructions on play room set-up and materials
online instructor resources.
The Third Edition will feel both familiar and fresh to educators and trainers who have relied on Landreth's text for years. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.
If you have a question or a dilemma regarding your interactions with children, it is no doubt addressed in this practical guide of how to "be" with children. The table of contents is wonderfully detailed, making it an easy reference book. He presents very readable descriptions of play and the history of play therapy, child and therapist characteristics, play room and materials, working with parents ... His mastery in connecting with children in a non judgmental, relaxed, yet powerful way is proof that he is indeed an artist in this field. All in all, a worthwhile text that will provide ideas and inspiration for years to come.