Handbook of Play Therapy. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 3148860
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  • 720 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive play therapy resource for mental health professionals

Edited by the founders of the field, Handbook of Play Therapy, Second Edition serves as a one–stop resource for play therapists, offering updated coverage of all major aspects of the topic. Each chapter is written by well–known and respected academics and practitioners in their areas of expertise and includes research, assessment, strategies, and clinical application. Covering all areas required for credentialing from the Association for Play Therapy, this essential guide is uniquely qualified as the resource for certification preparation.

Useful for new and experienced practitioners alike, Handbook of Play Therapy, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of play therapy, including theory and technique, special populations, nontraditional settings, and professional and contemporary issues and how to incorporate these techniques into practice.

Handbook of Play Therapy, Second Edition explores:

  • The core theories and techniques of play therapy
  • How to apply play therapy to special populations and in nontraditional settings
  • The history and emerging issues in the field
  • The research and evidence base, clinical applications, and more

Covering everything you′ll encounter as a professional in this growing field, Handbook of Play Therapy, Second Edition is indispensable reading for psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.

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Preface xi

About the Editors xiii

Contributors xv

Part 1: Introduction

1 An Introduction to the Field of Play Therapy 3John W. Seymour

2 The History of Play Therapy 17Jane L. Johnson

3 The Therapeutic Powers of Play 35Athena A. Drewes and Charles E. Schaefer

Part 2: Core Theories

4 Psychoanalytic and Jungian Play Therapy 63Audrey F. Punnett

5 Child–Centered Play Therapy 93Geri Glover and Garry L. Landreth

6 Cognitive–Behavioral Play Therapy 119Susan M. Knell

7 Filial Therapy 135Risë VanFleet and Glade L. Topham

8 Theraplay®: Creating Secure and Joyful Attachment Relationships 165Phyllis B. Booth and Marlo L.–R. Winstead

9 Ecosystemic Play Therapy 195Kevin J. O Connor

10 Prescriptive Play Therapy 227Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes

Part 3: Core Techniques

11 Sandtray/Sandplay Therapy 243Linda E. Homeyer

12 Metaphors and Stories in Play Therapy 259Pat Pernicano

13 Expressive Arts in Play Therapy 277Julia Gentleman Byers

14 Using Drama in Play Therapy 289Steve Harvey

15 Board Games in Play Therapy 309Jessica Stone

Part 4: Applications for Special Populations

16 Play Therapy Across the Life Span: Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Adults 327Heidi Gerard Kaduson

17 Parent Child Interaction Therapy With Children With Disruptive Behavior Disorders 343Lauren Borduin Quetsch, Nancy Wallace, Meredith Norman, Ria Travers, and Cheryl McNeil

18 DIR®/Floortime : A Developmental/Relational Play Therapy Approach Toward the Treatment of Children With Developmental Delays, Including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Challenges 357Esther B. Hess

19 Play Therapy With Children With Attachment Problems 381Sarah C. Patton and Helen E. Benedict

20 Play Therapy With Children With Disabilities 397Karla D. Carmichael

21 Play Therapy With Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma: Overcoming Abuse and Crime 417Charles Edwin Myers

22 Play Therapy With Children Experiencing Medical Illness and Trauma 437Laura Nabors and Jessica Kichler

23 Play Therapy and Crisis InterventionWith Children Experiencing Disasters 455Jennifer N. Baggerly

Part 5: Play Therapy in Nontraditional Settings

24 Play Therapy in Medical Settings 473Kristin S. Bemis

25 Play Therapy in Schools 485Kristi L. Perryman

26 Play Therapy and the Legal System 505Daniel S. Sweeney

Part 6: Professional Issues

27 Ethics in Play Therapy 523Cynthia A. Reynolds

28 Limit–Setting in Play Therapy 539Allan M. Gonsher

29 Play Therapy Supervision 549Jodi Ann Mullen

Part 7: Contemporary Issues

30 Play Therapy Research: Issues for 21st Century Progress 563Janine Shelby, Ruth Ellingsen, and Charles E. Schaefer

31 Neuroscience and Play Therapy: The Neurobiologically–Informed Play Therapist 583Edward F. Hudspeth and Kimberly Matthews

32 Issues of Culture and Diversity in Play Therapy 599Eliana Gil and Lexie Pfeifer

33 Technology in the Playroom 613Kevin B. Hull

Part 8: Research

34 Methodologies Suited to the Study of Play Therapy 631Dee C. Ray and Hayley L. Stulmaker

35 The Empirical Support for Play Therapy: Strengths and Limitations 651Sue C. Bratton

Author Index 669

Subject Index 681

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Kevin J. O′Connor
Charles E. Schaefer
Lisa D. Braverman
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