Play Therapy for Preschool Children

  • Filename: play-therapy-for-preschool-children.
  • ISBN: 1433805669
  • Release Date: 2010-01
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Charles E. Schaefer
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn



Play Therapy for Preschool Children is a comprehensive sourcebook of play interventions for preventing and resolving the most common disorders of children aged 3-5 years old.

School Based Play Therapy

  • Filename: school-based-play-therapy.
  • ISBN: 0470555319
  • Release Date: 2010-01-21
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Athena A. Drewes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

Child Centered Play Therapy Research

  • Filename: child-centered-play-therapy-research.
  • ISBN: 0470609109
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Jennifer N. Baggerly
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

Child Centered Play Therapy Research

  • Filename: child-centered-play-therapy-research.
  • ISBN: 0470609109
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Jennifer N. Baggerly
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

Contemporary Play Therapy

  • Filename: contemporary-play-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781593856335
  • Release Date: 2007-10-18
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Charles E. Schaefer
  • Publisher: Guilford Press



This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.

The Handbook of Training and Practice in Infant and Preschool Mental Health

  • Filename: the-handbook-of-training-and-practice-in-infant-and-preschool-mental-health.
  • ISBN: 078797742X
  • Release Date: 2005-01-03
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Karen Moran Finello
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This comprehensive and highly useful guide offers students and practicing clinicians who work with infant and preschool populations a much-needed resource for developing and honing their professional skills and clinical experiences. The book contains vital information about general training issues and highlights the skills that are needed to be considered a competent professional. Written by top experts in the field from a wide range of disciplines, the authors address basic areas of training and practice with very young children, including observation, assessment, diagnosis, dyadic therapy, and reflective supervision, in addition to unique areas of clinical work such as reunification and adoption evaluations. The book also offers examples of innovative models of training and practice for the delivery of services in nontraditional settings such as homes, day care centers, and preschools, and special strategies for delivering clinical services and providing supervision in rural and remote settings, including the use of technology.

Mental Health Interventions with Preschool Children

  • Filename: mental-health-interventions-with-preschool-children.
  • ISBN: 9781489909589
  • Release Date: 2013-11-11
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Robert D. Lyman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Preschool children have been largely neglected in the mental health treatment literature, although research has established that many behavioral and emotional disorders in children result from events occurring during the preschool years or are first manifested during this period. This has occurred for several reasons. Traditional psychoanalytic thinking has considered preschoolers to be too psychologically immature for complete manifestations of psychopathology, and the limited language abilities of young children have complicated assessment procedures and made them less appropriate for treatment approaches that are largely verbal in nature. In addition, the developmental complexity of the preschool period has deterred many researchers from investigating clinical issues with this age group. Partly as a result of the lack of information on preschoolers in the literature, practitioners have historically been uncomfortable in conduct ing assessments and initiating treatment with young children. They have often adopted a "wait and see" attitude in which formal mental health diagnosis and treatment are not implemented until after the child's entry into school. Unfortunately, such a delay may mean wasting the time during which mental health interventions can be maximally effective. Recently, this attitude has changed and practitioners now recognize the need for assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional disorders early in life. What they require to assist them in the timely delivery of such services is information about assessment and treatment procedures specifically designed for preschoolers and with demonstrated efficacy with that age group.

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

  • Filename: handbook-of-group-counseling-and-psychotherapy.
  • ISBN: 0761924698
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 663
  • Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
  • Publisher: SAGE



The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as offers suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the handbook includes: 48 chapters by renowned experts in group work The history and theory of group work Topics across the lifespan An entire section on multicultural issues A variety of clinical problems and settings Appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive reference devoted to this rapidly growing field, is essential for graduate students, academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community.

The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents

  • Filename: the-handbook-of-jungian-play-therapy-with-children-and-adolescents.
  • ISBN: 9781421415109
  • Release Date: 2014-09-10
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Eric J. Green
  • Publisher: JHU Press



Child and family psychotherapist Eric J. Green draws on years of clinical experience to explain his original model of Jungian play therapy. The empathic techniques he illuminates in The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents can effectively treat children who are traumatized by abuse, natural disasters, and other losses, as well as children who have attention deficit and autism spectrum disorders. The overarching goal of Green’s Jungian play therapy model is to help children and adolescents become psychologically whole individuals. Toward that end, therapists encourage children to engage in sandplay, spontaneous drawing, and other expressive arts. Green demonstrates how therapists can create an atmosphere of warmth and psychological safety by observing the child’s play without judgment and, through the therapeutic relationship, help children learn to regulate their impulses and regain emotional equilibrium. Designed for master’s level and doctoral students, as well as school counselors, play therapists, and private practitioners, the book covers the theoretical underpinnings of "depth psychology" while highlighting easy-to-understand case studies from Green’s own practice to illustrate Jungian play therapy applications at work.

Treating Preschool Children

  • Filename: treating-preschool-children.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015043088593
  • Release Date: 1997-08-15
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Hans Steiner
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass



The Critical Years A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique This book focuses on the clinical treatment of children from birth through age five, when the most devastating psychiatric syndromes can make their first appearance. This hands-on resource provides the knowledge and tools necessary to assess and treat serious problems such as autism, mental retardation, abuse, and neglect. In addition, it provides a variety of specific interventions for common behavioral issues, including attachment disorders, sleep problems, toilet training, and gAnder issues. Written with the same sensitivity and insight as Treating School-Age Children and Treating Adolescents, this is an indispensable guide for meeting the challenges of treating children during these early, critical years.

Advanced Play Therapy

  • Filename: advanced-play-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781136869341
  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Dee Ray
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



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.

Play Therapy

  • Filename: play-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781462526444
  • Release Date: 2016-02-22
  • Number of pages: 556
  • Author: David A. Crenshaw
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications



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.

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

  • Filename: the-corsini-encyclopedia-of-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9780470170274
  • Release Date: 2010-01-19
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Irving B. Weiner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume Three has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource is updated and expanded to include much new material. It uniquely and effectively blends psychology and behavioral science. The Fourth Edition features over 1,200 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. Readers will benefit from up-to-date and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology.

Foundations of Play Therapy

  • Filename: foundations-of-play-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781118013267
  • Release Date: 2011-03-31
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Charles E. Schaefer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.

Play Therapy Interventions with Children s Problems

  • Filename: play-therapy-interventions-with-children-s-problems.
  • ISBN: 9780765708076
  • Release Date: 2010-08-14
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Garry L. Landreth
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson



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.

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