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Short-Term Play Therapy for Children
Second Edition



Edited by Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD and Charles E. Schaefer, PhD

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Book Description

Now in a thoroughly revised and updated second edition, this volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for all those optimizing limited time with clients, the book describes effective methods for individual, family, and group treatment of children struggling with specific disorders and life challenges. Featured are detailed, session-by-session guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse techniques to life. In the second edition, all chapters have been revised, some with new authors, and five new chapters have been added on bipolar disorder, PTSD, family and group sand play, and parent training approaches.

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Learning Objectives

In this 9 unit course clinicians will::

  • Understand the nature of short-term play therapy and its application across disorders and settings.
  • Be aware of both the clinical and cost-effectiveness of  short term interventions.
  • Become knowledgeable about cognitive-behavior play therapy for anxiety disorders.
  • Learn the application of filial therapy with parents of adopted children.
  • Understand the effectiveness of parent-child interaction therapy (pcit) with disruptive children.
  • Be able to identify and apply the clinical strategies of “release” play therapy with traumatized children.
  • Be familiar with the practice of short-term sandplay in family and group treatment.
  • Acquire  practical knowledge about play group therapy for social skills deficits in children.

 

 


 

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Hardcover: 388 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; 2 edition (August 17, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593853300
ISBN-13: 978-1593853303

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  • Upon passing the test, print out your own certificate of completion!

 

Editorial Reviews
"Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Second Edition, is the definitive book on the subject. If you are a mental health professional using play therapy with children, you need this book. If you are an elementary school counselor who has limited time, you need this book. If you are a professor teaching a class on advanced play therapy strategies or working with children on a time-limited basis, you need this book. It provides detailed, practical information about applying short-term play therapy with individual clients, families, and groups, with a wide variety of populations and issues."--Terry Kottman, PhD, The Encouragement Zone, Cedar Falls, Iowa

"Play therapists should be well versed in effective short-term interventions for children for two reasons. First, children simply cannot afford to be in psychological distress for extended periods of time because of the negative impact this can have on their healthy development. Second, because of the financial and time constraints often imposed by third-party payers, the therapist needs to strive to make each session maximally beneficial. This book can be particularly effective in helping graduate students make the transition from traditional models of psychotherapy, which suggest open-ended treatment, to more focused models better suited to the developmental needs of children. It provides all mental health professionals with essential tools and strategies to help children make rapid gains in therapy in our ever more fast-paced world."--Kevin O'Connor, PhD, RPT-S, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University

"This timely second edition is full of very helpful and creative play therapy interventions appropriate for short-term work with individuals, families, and groups. The structured, goal-oriented approaches described in the many detailed case examples will be welcomed by practicing clinicians and by professors who teach play therapy in various university settings. By acknowledging the reality of time factors and their impact on the structure of treatment, this book helps guide the field of play therapy in the 21st century."--Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

"This is an important resource for those who work with children or are studying to do so. It is practical and full of creative ideas for individual, group, and family interventions."--Doody's Review Service

 

Table of Contents

1 Release Play Therapy for Children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 3
2 Cognitive-behavioral Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety and Phobias 22
3 Short-term Play Therapy for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders 51
4 Short-term Play Therapy for Children with Mood Disorders 71
5 Short-term Play Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 101
6 Short-term Play Therapy for Adoptive Families : Facilitating Adjustment and Attachment with Filial Therapy 145
7 Involving and Empowering Parents in Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children 169
8 Short-Term Family Sandplay Therapy 202
9 Enhancing Play Therapy with Parent Consultation : A Behavioral/Solution-Focused Approach 216
10 A Creative Play Therapy Approach to the Group Treatment of Young Sexually Abused Children 245
11 Group Sandtray Play Therapy 273
12 Short-Term Group Play Therapy for Children Whose Parents are Divorcing 304
13 The Use of Group Play Therapy for Children with Social Skills Deficits 336

 

 

"We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing". Charles Schaefer

 

Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the International Association for Play Therapy and codirector of Play Therapy Training Institute. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Widely published, Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hightstown, New Jersey.

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, is considered by many to be the "Father of Play Therapy", and is the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy's Lifetime Achievement Award.He is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. An expert in the field of play therapy, he is the cofounder of the Association for Play Therapy and the founder and co-director of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer was presented with the Distinguished Service Award-International Association for Play Therapy in 1996, and the Distinguished Faculty Award For Research & Scholarship, Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1994.

Dr. Schaefer's legendary list of publications on child therapy and play therapy includes such classics as:
Ages & Stages: Tips and Techniques for Building Your Child's Social, Emotional, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Skills. John Wiley, 2000.
Game Play (2nd Edition). John Wiley, 2000.
Short-term Play Therapy for Children. Guilford, 2000.
Play Diagnosis and Assessment (2nd Edition), (Edited with K.G. Gitlin and A. Sandgrund), Wiley, 2000.
Short-Term Psychotherapy Groups for Children: Adapting Group Processes for Specific Problems. Jason Aronson, 1999.
Innovative Psychotherapy Techniques in Child & Adolescent Therapy (2nd Edition). John Wiley, 1999..
101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Jason Aronson, 1997.
The Playing Cure: Individualized Play Therapy for Specific Childhood Problems (with H. Kaduson and D. Cangelosi), Jason Aronson, 1997.
Clinical Handbook of Sleep Disorders in Children, Jason Aronson, 1995.
Clinical Handbook of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents (with A. Eisen and C. Kearney), Jason Aronson, 1995.
Family Play Therapy (with L. Carey), Jason Aronson, 1994.
Handbook of Play Therapy (Vol. II) (with K. O'Connor), John Wiley, 1994.
Play Therapy Techniques (Edited with D. Cangelosi), Jason Aronson, 1993.
Therapeutic Powers of Play. (Editor)Jason Aronson, 1993.

Advances in Therapies for Children (with H. Millman),
Jossey-Bass, 1986.
Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games (Edited with S. Reid), John Wiley, 1986.
Family Therapies Techniques for Problem Behaviors of Children and Teenagers. Jossey-Bass, 1982.
Handbook of Play Therapy (Edited with K. O'Connor), John Wiley, 1983.
Group Therapies for Children & Youth (with L. Johnson and J. Wherry), Jossey-Bass, 1982.
Therapies for Psychosomatic Disorders in Children (with H. Millman and G. Levine), Jossey-Bass, 1979.
Therapies for Children (with H. Millman), Jossey-Bass, 1977.
Therapeutic Use of Child's Play. (Editor), Jason Aronson, Inc. 1976.


Empirically Based Play Interventions For Children

Foundations of Play Therapy

Play Therapy with Adults

Play Therapy with Adolescents

The Therapeutic Powers of Play

 


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Many of our courses contain case material, and may use the methods of qualitative research and analysis, in-depth interviews and ethnographic studies. The psychotherapeutic techniques depicted may include play therapy, sandplay therapy, dream analysis, drawing analysis, client and therapist self-report, etc. The materials presented may be considered non-traditional and may be controversial, and may not have widespread endorsement within the profession. www.psychceu.com maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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