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American Counseling Association
Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond / Edition 1

Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond / Edition 1

by Mark Pope


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ISBN-13: 9781556201868
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Publication date: 06/01/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 365

Table of Contents

About the Authorxix
Part 1Basic Concepts
Chapter 1.Introduction to Play Therapy3
Therapeutic Powers of Play4
What Personal Qualities Does a Play Therapist Need?12
Who Is an Appropriate Client for Play Therapy?13
Paradigm Shift From Talk to Play20
Practice Exercises20
Questions to Ponder21
Chapter 2.History of Play Therapy23
Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Play Therapy24
Structured Play Therapy25
Relationship Play Therapy26
Nondirective, Client-Centered Play Therapy27
Limit-Setting Therapy28
Theories Designed for Working With Children Who Have Attachment Issues28
Play Therapy Approaches Based on Theories Developed to Work With Adults29
Play Therapy Approaches Based on Integrating Several Different Theories31
Short-Term, Time-Limited Play Therapy33
Eclectic Prescriptive Play Therapy34
Questions to Ponder34
Chapter 3.Theoretical Approaches to Play Therapy37
Adlerian Play Therapy38
Child-Centered Play Therapy43
Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy48
Ecosystemic Play Therapy53
Gestalt Play Therapy60
Psychodynamic Play Therapy66
Eclectic Prescriptive Play Therapy75
Questions to Ponder77
Part 2Basic Skills
Chapter 4.Logistical Aspects of Play Therapy81
Setting Up a Space for Therapy82
Choosing and Arranging Toys84
Explaining the Play Therapy Process87
The Initial Session94
Ending a Session96
Assessing Patterns in the Child's Play98
Writing Session Reports106
Questions to Ponder110
Chapter 5.Tracking113
How to Track114
Monitoring Children's Reactions to Tracking115
Applications in Different Theoretical Orientations117
Examples of Tracking118
Practice Exercises119
Questions to Ponder120
Chapter 6.Restating Content123
How to Restate Content124
Focus of Restatements125
Influencing Children by Using Restatement of Content125
Monitoring Children's Reactions to Restating Content126
Applications in Different Theoretical Orientations127
Examples of Restating Content127
Practice Exercises130
Questions to Ponder132
Chapter 7.Reflecting Feelings133
How to Reflect Feelings134
What to Reflect135
Monitoring Children's Responses to Reflection of Feelings141
Expanding Feeling Concepts and Vocabulary142
Applications in Different Theoretical Orientations143
Examples of Reflecting Feelings144
Practice Exercises146
Questions to Ponder148
Chapter 8.Setting Limits149
What to Limit152
When to Limit158
Practical Considerations in Limiting159
Styles of Limiting161
Examples of Limit Setting167
Practice Exercises171
Questions to Ponder174
Chapter 9.Returning Responsibility to the Child177
When to Return Responsibility to the Child178
How to Return Responsibility to the Child179
When Not to Return Responsibility to the Child182
Applications in Different Theoretical Orientations184
Examples of Returning Responsibility to the Child185
Practice Exercises190
Questions to Ponder191
Chapter 10.Dealing With Questions193
The Nature of Children's Questions in Play Therapy194
Types of Responses (With Examples)197
Practice Exercises205
Questions to Ponder207
Chapter 11.Integration of Basic Skills: The Art of Play Therapy209
Deciding When to Use a Skill210
Integrating Skills (With Examples)215
Practice Exercises221
Questions to Ponder223
Part 3Advanced Skills and Concepts
Chapter 12.Recognizing and Communicating Through Metaphors227
Recognizing Metaphors228
Understanding the Meaning of Metaphors in Play Therapy229
Using the Child's Metaphor to Communicate With the Child232
Monitoring the Child's Reaction to Using the Metaphor233
Examples of Using the Child's Metaphor to Communicate235
Practice Exercises238
Questions to Ponder240
Chapter 13.Advanced Play Therapy Skills243
Therapeutic Metaphors249
Mutual Storytelling257
Role-Playing/Engaging in Play With the Child265
Practice Exercises271
Questions to Ponder276
Chapter 14.Professional Issues in Play Therapy279
Public Awareness of Play Therapy280
Managed Health Care280
Research Support for Play Therapy Efficacy283
Interventions for Specific Children284
Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity286
Professional Identity290
Advice to Beginning Play Therapists294
Practice Exercises296
Questions to Ponder298
Appendix A.Selected References on Different Theoretical Orientations to Play Therapy299
Appendix B.An Explanation of Play Therapy: Handout for Parents305
Appendix C.Information About Play Therapy Certification/Registration307

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