School-Based Play Therapy

School-Based Play Therapy

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Overview

School-Based Play Therapy by Athena A. Drewes

A thorough revision of the essential guide to using play therapy in schools

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 selectively 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 ready-to-use practical techniques and suggestions, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition is an essential resource for all mental health professionals working in schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470555316
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
File size: 4 MB

About 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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