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Play Therapy Techniques
     

Play Therapy Techniques

by Charles E. Schaefer
 

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The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four. These lively chapters expand the comprehensive scope of the book by describing issues involved in beginning and ending therapy, using metaphors, playing music and ball, and applying the renowned "Color Your Life" technique.

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The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four. These lively chapters expand the comprehensive scope of the book by describing issues involved in beginning and ending therapy, using metaphors, playing music and ball, and applying the renowned "Color Your Life" technique.

The extensive selection of play techniques described in this book will add to the clinical repertoire of students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling. When used in combination with formal education and clinical supervision, Play Therapy Techniques, Second Edition, can be especially useful for developing treatment plans to address the specific needs of various clinical populations. Students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and child life specialists will find this second of Play Therapy Techniques informative and clinically useful.

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Booknews
Describes a wide variety of both classical and innovative techniques in play therapy, including the use of symbols, natural media, drawing and art, storytelling, board games, and electronic games. For both novice and veteran play therapists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written for child clinicians, students as well as practitioners, this text includes classic and recent strategies in a wide variety of play techniques, including art, puppet, sand, dramatic, water, doll, costume, and game play. Seven new chapters have been added to the second edition describing beginning and ending issues in play therapy, the use of metaphors, music and ball play, and the Color-Your-Life Technique. Schaefer teaches psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson U., Hackensack, New Jersey, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice; Cangelosi is a psychologist and play therapist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Diana Siskind
This exceptionally comprehensive compilation of articles on play therapy techniques is interesting from a historical perspective as well as stimulating in its discussion of the special challenges that face the child therapist. Each chapter focuses on a specific play material, such as sand, water, finger paint, Nintendo games, and many others. Extensive clinical vignettes are used to illustrate the particular attributes of these play materials and how to effectively adapt them to meet the diagnostic picture presented by a particular child.
Louise Guerney
This wonderful collection of classic and contemporary articles provides a treasure house of virtually every technique of play therapy ever developed. Each technique has the potential for being a valuable addition to the individual practitioner's repertoire. By carefully and discriminatingly selecting those that can be integrated into the practitioner's philosophy of play and then consistently applying them over time, therapists will find the tools to create an approach that works for them and, more importantly, for the children they serve.
Rudolf Ekstein
Psychoanalytic tradition has it that the language of the adult patient is free association and the language of the child is play. In this book, the reader finds a rich opportunity to become acquainted with experienced colleagues' techniques and can select for himself what will fit his own personality, his own training, and enrich his technical skills. This book offers him a new world. It is recommended to those who want to help the child discover and master healthy ways of growing up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461731528
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
2 MB

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Louise Guerney
This wonderful collection of classic and contemporary articles provides a treasure house of virtually every technique of play therapy ever developed. Each technique has the potential for being a valuable addition to the individual practitioner's repertoire. By carefully and discriminatingly selecting those that can be integrated into the practitioner's philosophy of play and then consistently applying them over time, therapists will find the tools to create an approach that works for them and, more importantly, for the children they serve.
Rudolf Ekstein
Psychoanalytic tradition has it that the language of the adult patient is free association and the language of the child is play. In this book, the reader finds a rich opportunity to become acquainted with experienced colleagues' techniques and can select for himself what will fit his own personality, his own training, and enrich his technical skills. This book offers him a new world. It is recommended to those who want to help the child discover and master healthy ways of growing up.
Diana Siskind
This exceptionally comprehensive compilation of articles on play therapy techniques is interesting from a historical perspective as well as stimulating in its discussion of the special challenges that face the child therapist. Each chapter focuses on a specific play material, such as sand, water, finger paint, Nintendo games, and many others. Extensive clinical vignettes are used to illustrate the particular attributes of these play materials and how to effectively adapt them to meet the diagnostic picture presented by a particular child.

Meet the Author

Charles E. Schaefer, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is the co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, a national organization that includes international membership. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Among Dr. Schaefer's forty-five books are the outstanding Handbook of Play Therapy and The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, both of which have become classics in the field. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice with children and their families in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Donna M. Cangelosi, Psy. D., is a licensed psychologist and registered play therapist supervisor who maintains a private practice with children, adolescents, and adults in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, where she provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and parent education. She is co-editor of Play Therapy Techniques, Vol. 1, and The Playing Cure, and author of Saying Goodbye in Child Psychotherapy, as well as several chapters dealing with psychodynamic play therapy. Dr. Cangelosi is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Play Therapy.

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