Play Therapy

The Art of the Relationship

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136854479

Category: Psychology

Page: 442

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Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is the newest incarnation of Garry Landreth’s comprehensive text on creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. It details the Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. Professors who have taught a course based on the previous edition will be pleased to find the core message intact, but updated with a significant body of recent research. Expanded to cover additional topics of interest, the new edition includes: a full chapter on current research in play therapy new sections on supervising play therapists, legal and ethical issues and multicultural concerns 30 new photographs that show the author demonstrating techniques in-session practical tips for working with parents instructions on play room set-up and materials online instructor resources. The Third Edition will feel both familiar and fresh to educators and trainers who have relied on Landreth’s text for years. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.

Play Therapy

The Art of the Relationship

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135451230

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Play Therapy, Second Edition, is a thorough update to the 1991 first edition best-selling book, the most widely used text for play therapy courses. It refreshes the history and development in play therapy including results of research done in the past 10 years. A new chapter is included on current issues and special populations relevant to the development of play therapy. The author presents very readable descriptions of play and the history of play therapy; child and therapist characteristics; play room set-up and materials; working with parents; and a number of helpful and interesting case descriptions.

Play Therapy

The Art of the Relationship

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583913277

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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Play Therapy, Second Edition, is a thorough update to the 1991 first edition best-selling book, the most widely used text for play therapy courses. It refreshes the history and development in play therapy including results of research done in the past 10 years. A new chapter is included on current issues and special populations relevant to the development of play therapy. The author presents very readable descriptions of play and the history of play therapy; child and therapist characteristics; play room set-up and materials; working with parents; and a number of helpful and interesting case descriptions.

A Practical Handbook for Building the Play Therapy Relationship

Author: Maria Giordano,Garry L. Landreth,Leslie Jones

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765701114

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

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Building a safe, accepting, and freeing relationship with a child in the play therapy experience is considered to be essential by practicing play therapists and all theoretical approaches to play therapy. A Practical Handbook for Building the Play Therapy Relationship is designed for practitioners, students, and play therapy supervisors who want a practical approach for learning or teaching the fundamental skills of building a therapeutic relationship in play therapy. It provides a step-by-step approach from structuring the play therapy session to therapeutic limit setting to termination-closure. This book involves the reader in learning and applying these key skills and is a must for practitioners and students of the play therapy process.

Child Centered Play Therapy

A Clinical Session

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415623896

Category: Psychology

Page: 422

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This DVD is a perfect complement to Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, giving students, instructors, supervisors and practitioners visual reinforcement of the materials presented in the text. It shows a complete unrehearsed play therapy session, featuring Gary Landreth as he works with a young girl in a fully equipped play therapy room-- Container.

Child-Centered Play Therapy

Author: Ris‰ VanFleet,Andrea E. Sywulak,Cynthia Caparosa Sniscak

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239031

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on nondirective interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children's play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.

Play Therapy - The Inner Dynamics of Childhood

Author: Virginia Mae Axline

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481372

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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This early work on play therapy is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details a non-directive method of play therapy and includes numerous records from therapy sessions. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in child psychology and development. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Child-Centered Play Therapy Research

The Evidence Base for Effective Practice

Author: Jennifer N. Baggerly,Dee C. Ray,Sue C. Bratton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470609101

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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The first book of its kind to provide exhaustive, in-depth coverage of play therapy research Child-Centered Play Therapy Research: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice offers mental health professionals, school district administrators, community agency administrators, judges, lawyers, child protection caseworkers, and medical professionals a comprehensive discussion of play therapy research studies. Guidance is provided on evidence-based methods, as well as on how¿future play therapy research should be conducted. Edited by renowned experts in the field of play therapy, this rich compilation features contributions by child-centered play therapy researchers, with relevant discussion of: The history of play therapy research A synopsis of current empirical support Play therapy research on chronically ill children, child witnesses of domestic violence, and victims of natural disasters, among many other topics With coverage of important practice guidelines, Child-Centered Play Therapy Research identifies the most prominent and current play therapy research studies, as well as research directions for clinicians to design evidence-based research studies of their own.

Cultural Issues in Play Therapy

Author: Eliana Gil,Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462524095

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Helping therapists hone their skills for working with diverse children and families, this unique volume looks at play therapy through a multicultural lens. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural factors may influence the ways children express themselves through play, the feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions. Filled with evocative clinical material, chapters highlight specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children. The book also provides suggestions for setting up a therapeutic playroom that is engaging and welcoming to all.

Advanced Play Therapy

Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice

Author: Dee Ray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136869336

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Current play therapy resources offer details on how to conduct play therapy, but are limited in addressing the challenges that develop when therapists conduct play therapy with real-life clients. Using the Child-Centered Play Therapy Approach, Ray has written the first book to address these complex play therapy subjects. Topics covered include: integrating field knowledge of play, development, and theory into the advanced play therapist’s knowledge base; working with difficult situations, such as limit-setting, aggression, and parents; addressing modern work concerns like measuring progress, data accountability, and treatment planning; differentiating play therapy practice in school and community settings; and addressing complicated skills, such as theme work, group play therapy, and supervision. Ray also includes her Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, an invaluable tool for any play therapist accountable for evidence-based practice. This manual can also be found on the accompanying CD, along with treatment plan, session summary, and progress-tracking worksheets.

Innovations in Play Therapy

Author: Garry L. Landreth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135058016

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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This book is unique in exploring the process of conducting short-term intensive group play therapy and the subsequent results. It focuses on play therapy with special populations of aggressive acting-out children, autistic children, chronically ill children, traumatized children, selective mute children, disassociative identity disorder adults with child alters, and the elderly. The book addresses such vital issues as: * How play therapy helps children * Confidentiality in working with children * How to work with parents * What the play therapist needs to know about medications for children The difficult dimension of diagnosis is clarified through specific descriptions of how the play therapist can use play behaviors to diagnose physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional maladjustment in children.

Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual

A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model for Training Parents

Author: Sue C. Bratton,Garry L. Landreth,Theresa Kellam,Sandra Blackard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136659536

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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This manual is the highly recommended companion to CPRT: A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model. Accompanied by a CD-Rom of training materials, which allows for ease of reproduction and enhanced usability, the workbook will help the facilitator of the filial training and will provide a much needed educational outline to allow filial therapists to pass their knowledge on to parents. The Treatment Manual provides a comprehensive outline and detailed guidelines for each of the ten sessions, facilitating the training process for both the parents and the therapist. The book contains a designed structure for the therapy training described in the book, with child-centered play therapy principles and skills, such as reflective listening, recognizing and responding to children’s feelings, therapeutic limit setting, building children’s self-esteem, and structuring required weekly play sessions with their children using a special kit of selected toys. Bratton and her co-authors recommend teaching aids, course materials, and activities for each session, as well as worksheets for parents to complete between sessions. By using this workbook and CD-Rom to accompany the CPRT book, filial therapy leaders will have a complete package for use in training parents to act as therapeutic agents with their own children. They provide the therapist with a complete package for training parents to act as therapeutic agents with their own children.

Play Therapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: David A. Crenshaw,Anne L. Stewart

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526446

Category: Psychology

Page: 556

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This authoritative work brings together leading play therapists to describe state-of-the-art clinical approaches and applications. The book explains major theoretical frameworks and summarizes the contemporary play therapy research base, including compelling findings from neuroscience. Contributors present effective strategies for treating children struggling with such problems as trauma, maltreatment, attachment difficulties, bullying, rage, grief, and autism spectrum disorder. Practice principles are brought to life in vivid case illustrations throughout the volume. Special topics include treatment of military families and play therapy interventions for adolescents and adults.

Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems

Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi,David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462523706

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties on children's emotions and behavior. Rich case material brings to life a range of therapeutic approaches that utilize art, music, movement, drama, creative writing, and play. The volume covers ways to address attachment issues with individuals of different ages, as well as their caregivers. Chapters clearly explain the various techniques and present applications for specific populations, including complex trauma survivors.

Doing Play Therapy

From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change

Author: Terry Kottman,Kristin K. Meany-Walen

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462536050

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Covering the process of therapy from beginning to end, this engaging text helps students and practitioners use play confidently and effectively with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with emotional or behavioral problems or life challenges. With an accessible theory-to-practice focus, the book explains the basics of different play therapy approaches and invites readers to reflect on and develop their own clinical style. It is filled with rich case material and specific examples of play techniques and strategies. The expert authors provide steps for building strong relationships with clients; exploring their clinical issues and underlying dynamics; developing and working toward clear treatment goals; and collaborating with parents and teachers. A chapter on common challenges offers insightful guidance for navigating difficult situations in the playroom.

Handbook of Play Therapy

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor,Charles E. Schaefer,Lisa D. Braverman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118859820

Category: Psychology

Page: 720

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A complete, comprehensive play therapy resource for mental health professionals Handbook of Play Therapy is the one-stop resource for play therapists with coverage of all major aspects written by experts in the field. This edition consolidates the coverage of both previous volumes into one book, updated to reflect the newest findings and practices of the field. Useful for new and experienced practitioners alike, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of play therapy including, theory and technique, special populations, nontraditional settings, professional and contemporary issues. Edited by the founders of the field, each chapter is written by well-known and respected academics and practitioners in each topic area and includes research, assessment, strategies, and clinical application. This guide covers all areas required for credentialing from the Association for Play Therapy, making it uniquely qualified as the one resource for certification preparation. Learn the core theories and techniques of play therapy Apply play therapy to special populations and in nontraditional settings Understand the history and emerging issues in the field Explore the research and evidence base, clinical applications, and more Psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses regularly utilize play therapy techniques to facilitate more productive sessions and promote better outcomes for patients. Handbook of Play Therapy provides the deep, practical understanding needed to incorporate these techniques into practice.

Child-Centered Play Therapy

A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children

Author: Nancy H. Cochran,William J. Nordling,Jeff L. Cochran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047063491X

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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"The authors . . . make child-centered play therapy readily understandable to those who wish to take advantage of its long history of helping children overcome problems and grow emotionally to a level of maturity difficult to achieve by any other approach." —From the Foreword, by Louise F. Guerney, PhD, RPT-S A comprehensive resource that thoroughly teaches the theory, methods, and practice of child-centered play therapy Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children offers how-to direction and practical advice for conducting child-centered play therapy. Filled with case studies, learning activities, and classroom exercises, this book presents extensive coverage of play therapy applications such as setting goals and treatment planning, as well as recommendations for family and systemic services that can be provided along with play therapy. This rich resource provides: A thorough introduction to the theory and guiding principles underlying child-centered play therapy Skill guidance including structuring sessions, tracking, empathy, responding to children's questions, and role-play Effective ways of determining what limits to set in the playroom and how to set them in a therapeutically effective manner Clear methods for monitoring children's progress through stages as well as external measures of progress Practical guidance in adjunct therapist tasks such as playroom set-up, documentation, ending therapy, and working with parents, teachers, and principals Endorsed by Louise Guerney—a founding child-centered play therapy figure who developed the skills-based methods covered in this book—Child-Centered Play Therapy comprehensively and realistically introduces practitioners to the child-centered approach to play therapy and addresses how to incorporate the approach into schools, agencies, or private practice.

Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems

Case Studies with DSM-IV-TR Diagnoses

Author: Garry L. Landreth,Dee C. Ray,Daniel S. Sweeney,Linda E. Homeyer,Geraldine J. Glover

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0765708078

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This is an easy-to-use reference to the most effective play therapy techniques and their substantiated results. Play therapy is not an approach based on guess, trial and error, or whims of the therapist at the moment. It is a well-thought-out, philosophically conceived, developmentally based, and research-supported method of helping children cope with and overcome the problems they experience in the process of living their lives. Concise digests of play therapy procedures explore the most difficult, as well as the most common problems encountered by play therapists. These digests cover play therapy approaches based on a variety of theoretical positions for dealing with a broad range of specific problems. Because they often do not have access to substantiated results, play therapists sometimes doubt themselves and the effectiveness of their work. This book, an invaluable resource, puts an end to such questioning.