An integrative approach to play therapy blending various therapeutic treatment models and techniques
Reflecting the transition in the field of play therapy from a "one size fits all" approach to a more eclectic framework that integrates more than one perspective, Integrative Play Therapy explores methods for blending the best theories and treatment techniques to resolve the most common psychological disorders of childhood.
Edited by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this book is the first of its kind to look at the use of a multi–theoretical framework as a foundation for practice.
With discussion of integrative play treatment of children presenting a wide variety of problems and disorders including aggression issues, the effects of trauma, ADHD, anxiety, obsessive–compulsive disorders, social skills deficits, medical issues such as HIV/AIDS, and more the book provides guidance on:
Play and group therapy approaches
Child–directed play therapy with behavior management training for parents
Therapist–led and child–led play therapies
Cognitive–behavioral therapy with therapeutic storytelling and play therapy
Family therapy and play therapy
Bibliotherapy within play therapy
An essential resource for all mental health professionals looking to incorporate play therapy into treatment, Integrative Play Therapy reveals unique flexibility in integrating theory and techniques, allowing practitioners to offer their clients the best treatment for specific presenting problems.
About the Editors xi
Section I Introduction: Importance of an Integrative Approach to Child Therapy 1
Chapter 1 History of Psychotherapy Integration and Related Research 3JohnW. Seymour
Chapter 2 Integrating Play Therapy Theories Into Practice 21Athena A. Drewes
Section II Integrative Play Therapies for Externalizing Disorders of Childhood 37
Chapter 3 Parent–Child Interaction Therapy for Oppositional Behavior in Children: Integration of Child–Directed Play Therapy and Behavior Management Training for Parents 39Amanda H. Costello, Karishma Chengappa, Jocelyn O. Stokes, Ashley B. Tempel, and Cheryl B. McNeil
Chapter 4 Integration of Sandtray Therapy and Solution–Focused Techniques for Treating Noncompliant Youth 61Daniel S. Sweeney
Chapter 5 Holistic Expressive Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Helping Maltreated Children 75Marie–JoséDhaese
Chapter 6 Social Skills Play Groups for Children With Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Integrating Play and Group Therapy Approaches 95Julie Blundon Nash and Charles E. Schaefer
Section III Integrative Play Therapies for Internalizing Disorders of Childhood 105
Chapter 7 Cognitive–Behavioral Play Therapy for Traumatized Children: Narrowing the Divide Between Ideology and Evidence 107Janine Shelby and Karina G. Campos
Chapter 8 The Worry Wars: A Protocol for Treating Childhood Anxiety Disorders 129Paris Goodyear–Brown
Chapter 9 Filial Therapy for Maltreated and Neglected Children: Integration of Family Therapy and Play Therapy 153Risse VanFleet and Glade Topham
Chapter 10 Integrating Art Into Play Therapy for Children With Mood Disorders 177Sarah Hamil
Chapter 11 Integrating Play Therapy and EMDR With Children: A Post–Trauma Intervention 195Victoria A. McGuinness
Chapter 12 Utilizing Bibliotherapy Within Play Therapy for Children With Anxieties and Fears 207Dale–Elizabeth Pehrsson
Chapter 13 Integrating Cognitive–Behavioral Play Therapy and Adlerian Play Therapy Into the Treatment of Perfectionism 225Jeffrey S. Ashby and Christina Noble
Section IV Integrating Play Therapy for Attachment Disorders of Children 241
Chapter 14 Playing for Keeps: Integrating Family and Play Therapy to Treat Reactive Attachment Disorder 243Kyle N.Weir
Chapter 15 Integrating Attachment Theory and Nondirective Play Therapy to Treat Children With More Serious Attachment Problems 265Jessica Jäger and Virginia Ryan
Chapter 16 Integrating Ecosystemic Play Therapy and Theraplay in the Treatment of Attachment Disorders 297Kevin O Connor
Chapter 17 Integration of Child–Centered Play Therapy and Theraplay 325Evangeline Munns
Chapter 18 An Integrative Humanistic Play Therapy Approach to Treating Adopted Children With a History of Attachment Disruptions 341Sue C. Bratton, Kara Carnes–Holt, and Peggy L. Ceballos
Author Index 371
Subject Index 381
Sue C. Bratton, PhD, LPC, RPT–S, is a Professor and Director of the University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy. She has written numerous chapters on play therapy and related journal articles, and is a renowned play therapy trainer and workshop presenter.
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT–S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 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.