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Therapeutic Powers Of Play / Edition 1

Therapeutic Powers Of Play / Edition 1

by Charles E. Schaefer


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Premise is that play itself has a number of therapeutic elements that produce behavior change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568217949
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Charles E. Schaefer, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Services Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Joan J. Zilbach

The Therapeutic Powers of Play is a treasure trove about play. Child therapists are the readers most likely to be interested in this book. However, other mental health professionals will also find this valuable since play is universally important for the growth and healthy development of people across the span of life. Children's play is not 'trivial activity.' Play is not only a fundamental and basic part of the daily work that contributes to children's growth and development, but their play contains the sparks of future creativity as adults. Understanding more about children and their play will assist therapists of all ages in their daily work, if not their play.

Karen Gitlin-Weiner

A prolific editor and author, Dr. Charles Schaefer has once again brought to the world of mental health professionals a 'first of its kind' book. This informative and well-written collection of chapters offers historical and theoretical as well as practical discussions supported with case studies clearly illustrating and highlighting the issues being discussed. With its valuable insights, this book will help child therapists gain a better understanding of the underlying factors that make play therapy so effective in generating change. The Therapeutic Powers of Play is wholeheartedly recommended for all professional who use play therapy, regardless of their level of training or their therapeutic orientation.

Salvatore Russo

The Therapeutic Powers of Play is a thoughtful book of fifteen chapters written by clinicians who explore the nature of play, its purposes and values, and how therapy sessions can be used to help the child resolve behavior problems. Besides being well written and enjoyable, the book is a warehouse of good ideas on play therapy, and will be useful for students and teachers as well as for general psychologists. Included are a thousand references of books and printed articles.

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