Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems: Case Studies with DSM-IV Diagnoses / Edition 1

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This is an easy-to-use reference to the most effective play therapy techniques and their substantiated results. Play therapy is not an approach based on guess, trial and error, or whims of the therapist at the moment. It is a well-thought-out, philosophically conceived, developmentally based, and research-supported method of helping children cope with and overcome the problems they experience in the process of living their lives. Concise digests of play therapy procedures explore the most difficult, as well as the most common problems encountered by play therapists. These digests cover play therapy approaches based on a variesty of theoretical positions for dealing with a broad range of specific problems.

Play therapy & disclosure of abuse/multimodal treatment of a burned child/puppets in the treatment of traumatic grief/etc

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Editorial Reviews

Terry Kottman
A gold mine of useful information. This book will be a practice-saver for play therapists in private practice and agencies that must justify their interventions to insurance providers and managed health care companies. The authors suggest possible DSM-IV diagnoses and both case study and empirical support for play therapy as the treatment of choice with a wide range of presenting problems—exactly the kind of information requested by most insurance companies and other third-party payers.
Charles E. Schaefer
In this volume play therapy articles and dissertations published over the past fifty years are digested for ease of reference. The result is a comprehensive overview of the play therapy literature that will be most useful to play therapists and researchers across the country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568214825
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 1,202,309
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Garry L. Landreth, Ed. D., is a Regents Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of North Texas, where he is founder and Director of the Center for Play Therapy, the largest play therapy training program in the nation. Dr. Landreth is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy and recipient of the prestigious Virginia Axline Distinguished Professional Award for his work in conceptualizing and promoting Child-Centered Play Therapy. His publications include Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship and Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems. Dr. Landreth has been a featured speaker at play therapy conferences throughout the United States and in Canada, China, Europe, and South Africa. Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in guidance and counseling at Southwest Texas State University. Dr. Homeyer assisted Texas in becoming the first state chartered by the Association for Play Therapy and has served on the Association's board since that time, currently as its president-elect.

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Table of Contents

1 Abuse and neglect 1
2 Aggression and acting out 15
3 Attachment difficulties 45
4 Autism 51
5 Burn victims 57
6 Chronic illness 63
7 Deaf and physically challenged children 69
8 Dissociation and schizophrenia 75
9 Emotionally disturbed children 87
10 Enuresis and encopresis problems 97
11 Fear and anxiety 105
12 Grief 119
13 Hospitalization 129
14 Learning-disabled children 147
15 Mentally challenged (handicapped) 155
16 Reading difficulties 165
17 Selective mutism 175
18 Self-concept and self-esteem 183
19 Social adjustment problems 197
20 Speech difficulties 213
21 Traumatization 227
22 Withdrawn children 243
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