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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, MA, RPT-S, is Director of Clinical Training and the APA-Accredited Internship at Astor Services for Children & Families, a multiservice nonprofit agency in New York. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, past director of the Association for Play Therapy, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Play Therapy.

CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is a renowned author, editor, and coeditor of over fifty play therapy books, as well as numerous journal articles and presentations on play therapy. He cofounded the Association for Play Therapy in 1982, which currently has over 5,500 members, and now serves as a Director Emeritus for the organization.

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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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