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Fully updated and revised, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. Coedited by noted experts in the field, Athena Drewes and Charles Schaefer, the Second Edition offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques in developing creative approaches to utilize the therapeutic powers of play in schools.

The Second Edition includes coverage on 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, such as selectivity mute, homeless, and autistic children. In addition, nine new chapters have been added with new material covering:

Cognitive-behavioral play therapy

Trauma-focused group work

Training teachers to use play therapy

Filled with illustrative case studies and read-to-use practical techniques and suggestions, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition is an essential resource for all mental health professionals working in schools.

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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: 9780471394020
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/18/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.47 (h) x 1.27 (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


Chapter 1. Using Play Therapy Assessment in an Elementary andIntermediate School Setting (M. Schmidt).
Chapter 2. Sandplay and Assessment Techniques with Preschool-AgeChildren'


Chapter 3. The Possibilities and Challenges in Using Play Therapyin Schools
Chapter 4. Play Objects and Play Spaces
Chapter 5. Play Therapy in a Special Education Preschool'


Chapter 6. Child-Centered Play Therapy for At-Risk ElementarySchool Children
Chapter 7. Sandplay Therapy in a Time-Limited School-BasedProgram
Chapter 8. Play Therapy in a Residential Treatment Center
Chapter 9. Theraplay for Classrooms'


Chapter 10. Crisis Intervention Activity Groups in theSchools
Chapter 11. Play Therapy for Children of Alcoholics
Chapter 12. Playing the Unspeakable: Bereavement Programs in theSchool Setting
Chapter 13. Use of Play Therapy for Anger Management in the SchoolSetting
Chapter 14. Use of Developmentally Appropriate Games in a ChildGroup Training Program for Young Children withAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder '


Chapter 15. Chapter 1. Primary Mental Health Project: ASchool-Based Prevention Program
Chapter 16. Developmental Considerations in Play and Play Therapywith Traumatized Children
Chapter 17. An Integrative Play Therapy Approach to Working withChildren
Chapter 18. Group Sandplay in Elementary Schools
Chapter 19. Innovative Applications of Play Therapy in SchoolSettings
Chapter 20. Counselors Coaching Teachers to Use Play Therapy inClassrooms: The Play and Language to Succeed (PALS) Early,School-Based Intervention for Behaviorally At-Risk Children

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