A practical and comprehensive guide that demonstrates how to merge play therapy practice with the benefits of cognitive behavioral evidence–based interventions
Blending Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Evidence–Based and Other Effective Treatments and Techniques helps child and play therapists and other mental health professionals become aware of the many hands–on play–based techniques and resources available across a variety of treatment approaches for working positively and effectively with children and adolescents.
Offering an in–depth view into how play therapy can help child and adolescent clients overcome a wide range of presenting problems, this resourceful book features informative coverage of:
- How to incorporate play as part of the treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders
- Use of play therapy in parent–child interaction therapy
- Step–by–step instruction for implementing the treatment protocol covered
- Cognitive behavioral play therapy approaches for dealing with family treatment, trauma and abuse, and aggressive children
Filled with case studies and vignettes illustrating the therapeutic use of play and edited by a renowned expert in the field of play therapy, this insightful reference features contributions by many notable play therapists and renowned CBT specialists presenting a thorough guide to the best empirically based play therapy and play–based CBT treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents.
SECTION I. RATIONALE FOR INTEGRATING PLAY THERAPY AND CBT.
1. The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy (Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes).
2. Play Therapy, Pedagogy and CBT: An Argument for Interdisciplinary Synthesis (Janine S. Shelby and Michele S. Berk).
3. An Illustration of Science and Practice: Strengthening theWhole Through Its Parts (Eliana Gil and Nicole Jalazo).
SECTION II. HISTORICAL CONTEXTUAL FOUNDATION.
4. Data Are Not Mysterious: Understanding, Applying, and Conducting Psychotherapy Outcomes Studies (Suzanne Button and Lauren S. Hallion).
5.Play Therapy Research: History and Current Empirical Support (Jennifer Baggerly).
6. Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy: Theory and Applications (Susan M. Knell).
SECTION III. EFFECTIVE EVIDENCE–BASED TREATMENTS USING PLAY WITH CBT.
7. Trauma Systems Therapy: A Replication of the Model, Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy into Child and Family Treatment (Susan Hansen and Glenn Saxe).
8. Incorporating Play within a Manual–Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders (Jennifer L. Podell, Erin D. Martin, and Philip C. Kendall).
9. The Role of Play within Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy for Aggressive Children: The Coping Power Program (John E. Lochman, Caroline Boxmeyer, and Nicole Powell).
10. Innovation and Integration: Parent–Child Interaction Therapy as Play Therapy (Anthony J. Urquiza, Nancy M. Zebell, and Dawn Blacker).
11. Primary Project: Fifty Years of Facilitating School Adjustment (Stephen P. Demanchick, Mary Anne Peabody, and Deborah B. Johnson).
SECTION IV. POSITIVE–OUTCOME EMPIRICALLY BASED PLAY THERAPY TREATMENTS.
12. Child–Parent Psychotherapy (Alicia F. Lieberman and Lisa R. Inman).
13. Filial Therapy: Theoretical Integration, Empirical Validation, and Practical Application (Risë VanFleet).
14. Kinder Training: An Adlerian–Based Model to Enhance Teacher–Student Relationships (JoAnna White and Lauren Stern Wynne).
15. Sandtray Therapy (Daniel S. Sweeney and Linda E. Homeyer).
SECTION V. INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF PLAY–BASED TECHNIQUES WITH CBT.
16. CBPT: Implementing and Integrating CBPT into Clinical Practice (Susan M. Knell and Meena Dasari).
17. Play Therapy Techniques for Affect Regulation (Susan Trachtenberg Paula).
18. Building Self–Esteem, Coping Skills, and Changing Cognitive Distortions (Diane Frey).
19. Playful Strategies to Manage Frustration: The Turtle Technique and Beyond (Eva L. Feindler).
20. Narrative Approaches: Helping Children Tell Their Stories (Ann Cattanach).
21. Family Problem Solving: Using Expressive Activities (Steve Harvey).
SECTION VI. THERAPIST SELF–CARE.
22. Self–Care for Child Therapists: Leaving It at the Office (John C. Norcross and Athena A. Drewes).
ATHENA A. DREWES, PsyD, RPT–S, is Director of Clinical Training and APA Internship at The Astor Home for Children, a nonprofit multiservice mental health agency in New York. She is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor and past director of the Association for Play Therapy. She is the Senior Editor and chapter author of School–Based Play Therapy (Wiley), Cultural Issues in Play Therapy, and Supervision Can Be Playful.