1st Edition

Attachment Centered Play Therapy

ISBN 9781138293557
Published May 20, 2019 by Routledge
200 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

Attachment Centered Play Therapy offers clinicians a holistic, play-based approach to child and family therapy that is presented through the lens of attachment theory. Along the way, chapters explore the theoretical underpinnings of attachment theory to provide a foundational understanding of the theory while also supplying evidence-based interventions, practical strategies, and illuminative case studies. This informative new resource strives to combine theory and practice in a single intuitive model designed to maximize the child-parent relationship, repair attachment wounds, and address underlying symptoms of trauma.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Acknowledgments Introduction  Chapter 1: Attachment Therapy Defined  Chapter 2:  Attachment Centered Play Therapy Defined  Chapter 3: Developmental Attachment Needs along the Attachment Spectrum  Chapter 4: Understanding Attachment Ruptures and Wounds  Chapter 5: Upside Down and Inside Out: The Impact of Divorce on Attachment  Chapter 6: Broken Pieces: The Impact of Death, Grief, and Loss on Attachment  Chapter 7: Worlds Apart – The Impact of Separation on Children and Families  Chapter 8: When the Bough Breaks: The Impact of Complex Trauma on Parent-Child Attachment  Chapter 9: More Than Sticks and Stones: The Impact of Emotional Abuse and Neglect on Attachment  Chapter 10: Inviting the Parents into Play Therapy: The How’s, Why’s, and Ways  Appendix Index

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Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is a sought-after international speaker, author, and child psychotherapist. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and presenter, she frequently appears on local and national media as an expert on children and family issues.