Supervision Can Be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors

Supervision Can Be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors

by Drewes
     
 

Supervision Can Be Playful focuses on the dynamic nature of the clinical supervisory relationship when the supervisee is a mental health professional working with children. The contributors focus on the unique issues faced in supervising child and play therapists, as well as the unique challenges faced by these clinicians in treatment. The rationale for using

Overview

Supervision Can Be Playful focuses on the dynamic nature of the clinical supervisory relationship when the supervisee is a mental health professional working with children. The contributors focus on the unique issues faced in supervising child and play therapists, as well as the unique challenges faced by these clinicians in treatment. The rationale for using play-based techniques in supervision, along with the varying facets of transference, countertransference, cultural sensitivity and engagement of the supervisee are addressed.

Editorial Reviews

Charles E. Schaefer
Practical advice for enhancing the supervision process by creative and playful interactions. A must read for all child clinicians who use play-based interventions.
Nancy Boyd Webb
This book skillfully combines theory and practice with a variety of detailed case examples demonstrating how the use of playful interventions in supervision can foster the professional identity development of both beginning and experienced play therapists. Using a hand-on, creative approach this excellent resource and guide argues convincingly about the value of expressive and creative arts as effective tools in facilitating the professional growth of play therapy practitioners.
Joyce C. Mills
This book is a passionately written comprehensive and valued contribution to the field of supervision and play therapy. Each chapter combines the wisdom and expertise of many extraordinary clinicians, thereby opening the door for those of us who are supervisors and for those intending to become supervisors to expand our approaches and deepen our personal development.
Terry Kottman
I have been waiting for a book like this for 20 years! In my role as a play therapy supervisor, it has been frustrating not to have a guide for my practice in that area. Now I have one. Mullen and Drewes have gathered a potpourri of incredibly helpful chapters that cover everything from supervision models and cultural competence in play therapy supervision to the special considerations in supervising specific populations to facilitating self-awareness in the play therapy supervisee. They even include techniques for infusing the supervision process with fun. What more could you want?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765705341
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
734,132
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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