School-Based Play Therapy / Edition 1

School-Based Play Therapy / Edition 1

by Athena A. Drewes, Lois J. Carey, Charles E. Schaefer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471394025

ISBN-13: 9780471394020

Pub. Date: 06/18/2001

Publisher: Wiley

An essential guide that focuses on play therapy in schools

This landmark reference presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings to help children prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties. Coedited by three experts in the field, School-Based Play Therapy offers school counselors, psychologists, teachers, and social

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An essential guide that focuses on play therapy in schools

This landmark reference presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings to help children prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties. Coedited by three experts in the field, School-Based Play Therapy offers school counselors, psychologists, teachers, and social workers the latest techniques to help them develop their own creative approaches to utilizing the therapeutic powers of play.

Beginning with an overview that addresses multicultural concerns, a description of play instruments, and observational techniques, this practice-oriented book explains how to implement play therapy in schools, with solid advice on gaining acceptance from other staff members and administration. Covering both individual and group play therapy, it clearly describes proven approaches such as child-centered play therapy, Theraplay, sandplay, and art exercises. The thorough treatment of the subject combined with the contributors’ incomparable expertise makes this an essential volume for all mental health professionals working in schools.

  • Describes play therapy approaches for special populations, such as sexually abused children, ADD/ADHD, children of divorce, and others
  • Includes innovative play therapy programs and tools
  • Outlines how to construct portable play kits and set up a play space

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471394020
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/18/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.27(d)

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 LEG®-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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