Play Therapy with Adolescents

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Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the fa├žade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents. The chapters, written by experts in the field, offer readers entry into the world of adolescents, showing how to make connections and alliances.

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Editorial Reviews

Clinical Social Work Journal
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced practitioners will find Play Therapy with Adolescents of interest. The chapters are written by some of the leading therapists in the field. The book is well written and provides thorough explanations of how to carry out different types of therapy with varying populations. The editors have clearly chosen chapters that cover the full spectrum of play therapy techniques that may be applicable for use with the adolescent population. The majority of chapters have research, theory, and case illustration components which make for easy reading and comprehensive learning. Recommended for all levels of social work practitioners looking to increase their repertoire of therapeutic techniques with adolescents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765708021
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/14/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 1,391,115
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Loretta Gallo-Lopez, MA, RPT-S, RDT-BCT, merges her experience as a play therapist and board-certified drama therapist and trainer in her psychotherapy practice in Tampa, Florida. She is a former adjunct professor in the Drama Therapy program at New York University. She has authored several chapters on play and drama therapy and has presented trainings nationally on topics related to sexual abuse and creative approaches to therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, PPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and has written or edited more than sixty-five books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Family Play Therapy, and Short-Term Play Therapy for Children. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Perface ix

Part I Play Therapy Approaches

1 An Introduction to Play Therapy with Adolescents Claire Milgrom 3

2 Adolescent Sand Tray Therapy Theresa Kestly 18

3 Teraplay with Adolescents Evangeline Munns 30

4 Activity Filial Therapy with Adolescents Christopher J. Brown 48

5 Transitional Objects in Play Therapy with Adolescents Johanna Krout Tabin 68

6 Drama Therapy with Adolescents Loretta Gallo-Lopez 81

7 Adolescent Play Therapy from a Nondirective Stance Virginia Ryan Kate Wilson 96

8 Play Therapy Techniques to Engage Adolescents Scott Riviere 121

9 The Use of Poetry in Play Therapy with Adolescents Andrew Taylor Steven C. Abell 143

10 Metaphorical Thinking with Adolescents Dorothy Breen 159

Part 2 Special Populations

11 Adolescents in Foster Care: Grounded Play Therapy Neil Cabe 177

12 Therapy Making Use of "Games of Rapport," "Games of Courtesy," and "Good Habits" Thomas M. Nelson 210

13 Play in the Therapy of Adolescents with Eating Disorders Lisa Rogres Hal Pickett 222

14 Group Therapy for Adolescents with Anger Problems Karen Snyder Badau Giselle B. Esquivel 239

15 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders Berthold Berg 267

Index 287

About the Editors 293

Contributors 295

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