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Foundations of Play Therapy / Edition 2

Foundations of Play Therapy / Edition 2

by Charles E. Schaefer
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470527528
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 927,978
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He is cofounder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy. He is also the founder and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer has written or edited over fifty-five professional books, many on the topic of play therapy.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

About the Editor xi

Contributors xiii

Part I Fundamentals of Play Therapy Practice 1

Chapter 1: Play Therapy: Basic Concepts and Practices 3
Julie Blundon Nash and Charles E. Schaefer

Chapter 2: The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy 15
Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes

Chapter 3: Playing It Safe: Ethical Issues in Play Therapy 27
Cynthia A. Reynolds and Laura J. Tejada

Part II Major Theoretical Approaches 39

Psychodynamic Models 41

Chapter 4: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Play Therapy 43
Alan J. Levy

Chapter 5: Jungian Analytical Play Therapy 61
Eric J. Green

Chapter 6: Adlerian Play Therapy 87
Terry Kottman

Chapter 7: Release Play Therapy 105
Heidi Gerard Kaduson

Humanistic Models 127

Chapter 8: Child-Centered Play Therapy 129
Daniel S. Sweeney and Garry L. Landreth

Chapter 9: Filial Therapy: Strengthening Family Relationships with the Power of Play 153
Risë VanFleet

Chapter 10: Gestalt Play Therapy 171
Violet Oaklander

Chapter 11: Experiential Play Therapy 187
Carol C. Norton and Byron E. Norton

Systemic Models 205

Chapter 12: Family Play Therapy: Igniting Creative Energy, Valuing Metaphors, and Making Changes from the Inside Out 207
Eliana Gil

Chapter 13: Group Play Therapy 227
Daniel S. Sweeney

Chapter 14: Ecosystemic Play Therapy 253
Kevin O’Connor

Emerging Models 273

Chapter 15: Theraplay: Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy 275
Evangeline Munns

Chapter 16: Solution-Focused Play Therapy: Helping Children and Families Find Solutions 297
Donald R. Nims

Chapter 17: Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy 313
Susan M. Knell

Chapter 18: Narrative Play Therapy 329
Aideen Taylor de Faoite

Chapter 19: Integrative Play Therapy 349
Athena A. Drewes

Chapter 20: Prescriptive Play Therapy 365
Charles E. Schaefer

Author Index 379

Subject Index 391

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