Whether their purpose is diagnosis or increasing the socialization of groups of children with virtually any problem, play therapistsirrespective of orientationwill find useful methods in this most comprehensive collection of creative techniques. All are presented in a clear, concise way and classified into sections so therapists can easily select and apply them.
101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques is just what child and mental health practitioners are looking fora wealth of ideas to use with children and families. This wonderfully practical book presents play therapy techniques that are quickly read, easily understood, and readily implemented in a variety of settings.
This book will appeal to clinicians, educators, and child caregivers from all orientations. Perhaps its biggest contribution goes beyond its covers in stimulating readers' own creativity in developing and adapting play therapy techniques to meet the challenges of their important work.
This is an essential resource for all play therapists (beginning through advanced) looking to enhance their repertoire of creative interventions. Mental health professionals from all theoretical orientations will find creative techniques to use with and/or adapt to their child, adolescent, and family clients in a wide variety of settings. Combined with 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques and 101 More Favorite Play Techniques clinicians now have more than three hundred user-friendly, innovative techniques to meet the challenges of young clients.
With Volume III of 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Drs. Kaduson and Schaefer have compiled another impressive array of play therapy techniques created and shared by an international group of contributors. This book is packed with practical guidance for child clinicians, including clear rationales, step-by-step instructions, and tips for use of each technique with different problems. The techniques are straightforward, inexpensive, and attuned to children's needs. Playing therapeutically with children is the best and most developmentally appropriate way to help them cope with life's trials and to promote their healthy, happy adjustment, and this book can help us all do it better.