Short-Term Play Therapy for Children / Edition 2

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Overview

Play therapy can be enormously beneficial to children facing a wide range of psychological problems and stressful life situations. This practical volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Ideal for practitioners working within managed care, the book describes effective short-term methods for working with individual children, families, and groups. Chapters feature session-by-session guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse techniques and theoretical orientations to life. Strategies are provided for addressing such difficulties as fears and phobias, grief, behavior problems, ADHD, and the effects of sexual abuse. Also covered are short-term interventions for teen parents and their children, children in divorced or adoptive families, and those whose families are affected by chronic illness.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Second Edition, is the definitive book on the subject. If you are a mental health professional using play therapy with children, you need this book. If you are an elementary school counselor who has limited time, you need this book. If you are a professor teaching a class on advanced play therapy strategies or working with children on a time-limited basis, you need this book. It provides detailed, practical information about applying short-term play therapy with individual clients, families, and groups, with a wide variety of populations and issues."--Terry Kottman, PhD, The Encouragement Zone, Cedar Falls, Iowa

"Play therapists should be well versed in effective short-term interventions for children for two reasons. First, children simply cannot afford to be in psychological distress for extended periods of time because of the negative impact this can have on their healthy development. Second, because of the financial and time constraints often imposed by third-party payers, the therapist needs to strive to make each session maximally beneficial. This book can be particularly effective in helping graduate students make the transition from traditional models of psychotherapy, which suggest open-ended treatment, to more focused models better suited to the developmental needs of children. It provides all mental health professionals with essential tools and strategies to help children make rapid gains in therapy in our ever more fast-paced world."--Kevin O'Connor, PhD, RPT-S, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University

"This timely book is full of very helpful and creative play therapy interventions appropriate for short-term work with individuals, families, and groups. The structured, goal-oriented approaches described in the many detailed case examples will be welcomed by practicing clinicians and by professors who teach play therapy in various university settings. By acknowledging the reality of time factors and their impact on the structure of treatment, this book helps guide the field of play therapy in the 21st century."--Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

From The Critics
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book presents short-term approaches to play therapy for children, including individual work, family work, and group work. In this era of managed healthcare and limited resources, this book provides readers with various treatment options. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: According to the editors, this book is "an up-to-date presentation of how to do short-term play therapy with children who have psychological problems of varying degrees. The second edition includes revised and updated revisions of some of the same chapters..., incorporating new treatments and techniques that have had clinical significance." They conclude, "This book provides creative and effective techniques to help play and other child therapists become more adept in brief play therapy and offer the safety, security, and enjoyment needed for children to work through their difficulties in a playful, therapeutic format with long-lasting results."
Audience: The editors intend the book for play and other child therapists, as well as graduate level students. Both editors have extensive experience and impeccable credentials.
Features: This book is divided into three parts covering individual, family, and group play therapy. In part one, the authors address specific diagnostic categories such as PTSD, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, and ADHD. Chapter 3, on short-term play therapy for children with disruptive behavior disorders, is well written and presents a method of working with difficult children, not a theory. Theauthor helps readers to understand why a child behaves in disruptive ways and how to work with both the child and parents. Part two provides ideas for working with adoptive families and combining sand play and family therapy, among others. Part three includes working with children with social skills deficits and children whose parents are divorcing. The book is easy to read and practical. The chapters provide a step-by-step approach with case illustrations. The book is especially essential for graduate students who need to know what techniques/strategies are in the field. The beauty of this material is that it provides short-term interventions, which are especially needed in this era of managed care. There are no obvious shortcomings, but the more the book tries to cover (individual, family, and group work), the more it becomes obvious it is only possible to treat the subject rather superficially. This is a resource that can whet a reader's appetite to find more in a specific area.
Assessment: This is an important resource for those who work with children or are studying to do so. It is practical and full of creative ideas for individual, group, and family interventions. Many of the chapters present specific session guidelines. And most importantly, these ideas can be implemented in a relatively brief period of time, in accord with the demands of insurance companies. This second edition is justified because it has been updated and includes five new chapters.
Booknews
Recognizing that managed care often places time constraints upon therapists, the editors (both private practitioners of child psychotherapy) have brought together 13 contributions that provide short-term approaches to play therapy for children, family play therapy, and group play therapy. Strategies including cognitive- behavioral, gestalt, client-centered, structured, filial, and parent- child interaction play therapies are discussed as useful interventions for such issues as phobias, grief, trauma, classroom disturbance, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606233535
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/18/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 236,720
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the Association for Play Therapy and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. Kaduson's publications include The Playing Cure and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques (Volumes I, II, and III). Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
 
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in Hightstown, New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy.  He has written or edited more than 50 books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy. Dr. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

I. Individual Play Therapy

1. Release Play Therapy for Children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Heidi Gerard Kaduson

2. Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety and Phobias, Susan M. Knell and Meena Dasari

3. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Scott Riviere

4. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Mood Disorders, Erik Newman

5. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Heidi Gerard Kaduson

II. Family Play Therapy

6. Short-Term Play Therapy for Adoptive Families: Facilitating Adjustment and Attachment with Filial Therapy, Risë VanFleet

7. Involving and Empowering Parents in Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children, Cheryl B. McNeil, Alisa B. Bahl, and Amy D. Herschell

8. Short-Term Family Sandplay Therapy, Lois Carey

9. Enhancing Play Therapy with Parent Consultation: A Behavioral/Solution-Focused Approach, Sandy Magnuson and Holly E. Shaw

III. Group Play Therapy

10. A Creative Play Therapy Approach to the Group Treatment of Young Sexually Abused Children, Loretta Gallo-Lopez

11. Group Sandtray Play Therapy, Linda B. Hunter

12. Short-Term Group Play Therapy for Children Whose Parents Are Divorcing, Wendy Ludlow and Mary K. Williams

13. The Use of Group Play Therapy for Children with Social Skills Deficits, Julie A. Blundon and Charles E. Schaefer

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