Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship / Edition 2

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Winner of the Texas Counseling Association Professional Writing Award, this book opens the door to the child's world of being, experiencing, exploring, appreciating, and creating, the author invites adults to enter the child's world unobtrusively to experience that world of wonder, excitement, joy, sadness, and the vivid colors of life. The book has achieved international readership, having been translated into Russian, Chinese and Korean.
The author is director of the Center for Play Therapy, the largest play therapy program in the world, and has been a consultant in China, Europe, Korea and South Africa.
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APTA Newsletter
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583913277
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 About Me, Garry Landreth 1
2 The Meaning of Play 9
3 History and Development of Play Therapy 27
4 A View of Children 53
5 Child-Centered Play Therapy 59
6 The Play Therapist 95
7 The Playroom and Materials 125
8 The Parent's Part in the Process 151
9 Beginning the Relationship: The Child's Hour 173
10 Characteristics of Facilitative Responses 207
11 Therapeutic Limit Setting 245
12 Typical Problems in Play Therapy and What to Do If ... 273
13 Issues in Play Therapy 293
14 Intensive and Short-Term Play Therapy 311
15 Children in Play Therapy 321
16 Determining Therapeutic Process and Termination 351
17 Filial Therapy: Child-Parent-Relationship Training (CPR for Parents) 365
Index 399
About the Author 407
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2003


    This is the best book on Child-Centered Play therapy that I've read. When you're reading the book, it is as if Gary Landreth is talking with you in a seminar.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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