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
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.