School-Based Play Therapy / Edition 2

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The fully updated and revised Second Edition presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. This comprehensive reference covers why and how to implement a play therapy program in school settings; play-based prevention programs; individual play therapy approaches as well as group play; and play therapy with special populations. Co-edited by proven authors and acknowledged experts in the field, School-Based Play Therapy offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques to develop their own creative approaches to utilizing the therapeutic powers of play.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book is an essential volume for any practitioner working withyoung children. The authors have successfully delivered therapprochement between the theoretical underpinnings and practicalapplications of play therapy. The case studies included in the bookadd testaments to its success and effectiveness. School-Based PlayTherapy will undoubtedly become a classic in the field. (Reviewedby Geraldine Oades-Sese in School Psychology Early ChildhoodNewsletter) " attractive book-the discussion of games toplay with young children with AdHD was very interesting anduseful..." (Child Abuse Review, Jan-February 2003)

"...innovative and important in itself...practitioner friendlyand accessible to an international audience..." (Jnl of ClinicalChild Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol 8(1))

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470371404
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 858,807
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ATHENA A. DREWES, PsyD, RPT-S, is Senior Psychologist and ClinicalCoordinator of the Astor Home for Children, a residential treatmentcenter in New York. She is the founder and past-president of theNew York branch of the Association for Play Therapy.
J. CAREY, MSW, CSW, is a social worker in private practice in NewYork and a supervisor for the Association for Play Therapy, as wellas the current President of its New York branch.
CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, PhD, has been a major force behind the growthof play therapy practice in this country. He is cofounder and boardmember emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, as well as theauthor/editor of numerous books on the subject, including Handbookof Play Therapy, vols. 1 and 2, Game Play, and Play Diagnosis andAssessment (all from Wiley). Schaefer is also Professor ofPsychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Contributors xiii

Part I Play Therapy: Its Therapeutic Power And Research Effects

1 The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy Charles E. Schaefer Athena A. Drewes 3

2 Meeting the Early Mental Health Needs of Children Through School-Based Play Therapy: A Review of Outcome Research Sue C. Bratton 17

Part II Implementing Play Therapy in The Schools

3 Guidelines for Incorporating Play Therapy in the Schools Kristi Perryman Judy Doran 61

4 Challenges and Barriers to Implementing Play Therapy in Schools Dee C. Ray 87

Part III Play-Based Assessments

5 Using Play Therapy Assessment in an Elementary and Intermediate School Setting Mary May Schmidt 107

6 Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Intervention in the Primary Years Toni Linder Brittney Bixby 123

Part IV Play-Based Prevention Programs With Paraprofessionals And Teachers

7 Helping Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers Foster Play in the Classroom Karen Stagnitti 145

8 Primary Project: An Evidenced-Based Approach Mary Anne Peabody Deborah Johnson A. Dirk Hightower 163

9 Child-Teacher Relationship Training: Using the Power of the Child-Teacher Relationship as a School-Based Mental Health Intervention Mary O. Morrison Wendy Pretz Helker 181

10 Treating Disruptive Classroom Behaviors of Preschoolers through Teacher-Child Interaction Therapy David McIntosh 197

Part V Individual and Group Play Therapy Approaches

11 LEGĀ®-Based Play Therapy for Autistic Spectrum Children Daniel B. LeGoff G. W. Krauss Sarah Allen Levin 221

12 Trauma-Focused Group Play Therapy in the Schools Yiu-Jiun Shen 237

13 Group Sandplay in Elementary Schools Theresa Kestly 257

14 Play Therapyfor Anger Management in the Schools Barbara A. Fischetti 283

15 Group Play Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Linda A. Reddy 307

Part VI Special Populations And Special Issues

16 Play Therapy for Children of Alcoholics Laura Jacobus-Kantor James G. Emshoff 333

17 Understanding and Generalizing Communication Patterns in Children with Selective Mutism Laurie Zelinger 359

18 Play, Create, Express, Understand: Bereavement Groups in Schools Ruthellen Griffin 379

19 Redrawing the Front Line: A Play Therapy Service for Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Children and Families in School Geraldine Thomas 407

20 The Nana's Model: School-Based Play Therapy with Children Who-Are Homeless or Severely Impoverished Ana Maria Sutton 435

21 Better Playtimes: A School-Based Therapeutic Play Intervention for Staff and Children Alison Woolf 467

Author Index 485

Subject Index 499

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