Play Therapy for Children
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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In this 9 unit course clinicians will be able to:
"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
"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.
Schaefer's legendary list of publications on child therapy and play therapy
includes such classics as:
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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.