Multicultural Play Therapy fills a wide gap in the play therapy literature. Each chapter helps expand play therapists’ cultural awareness, humility, and competence so they can work more effectively with children of diverse cultures, races, and belief systems.
The unique perspectives presented here provide play therapists and advanced students with concrete information on how to broach issues of culture in play therapy sessions, parent consultations, and in the play therapy field at large. The book includes chapters on multiple populations and addresses the myriad cultural background issues that emerge in play therapy, and the contributors include authors from multiple races, ethnicities, cultural worldviews, and orientations.
Part I: The Multicultural Orientation in Play Therapy
1. Cultural Humility and the Play Therapist
Dee C. Ray, Yumiko Ogawa, Yi-Ju Cheng
2. Cultural Opportunities and Comfort in Play Therapy
Yumiko Ogawa, Yi-Ju Cheng, Dee C. Ray
3. Integrating Social Justice Advocacy in Play Therapy
Peggy Ceballos, Tamara Iliff
Part II: Cultural Opportunities in Play Therapy Across Populations
4. Cultural Opportunities with LGBTQIA Populations
Kimberly Jayne, Cody T. L. Wehmeier
5. Cultural Opportunities with Religious Populations
Hayley L. Stulmaker, Katherine E. Purswell
6. Cultural Opportunities with Children with Disabilities
Karrie L. Swan, April A. Schottelkorb
7. Cultural Opportunities with Indigenous Populations
8. Cultural Opportunities with African American Populations
LaKaavia Taylor, Krystal Turner
9.Cultural Opportunities with Latinx Populations
Mónica Rodríguez Delgado, Elizabeth Aguilar
10. Cultural Opportunities with Asian Populations
Yi-Ju Cheng, Regine Chung, Yumiko Ogawa
11. Cultural Opportunities with Middle Eastern Populations
Ahou Vaziri Line
12. Becoming a Culturally-Inclusive White Play Therapist
Kristie Opiola, Alyssa Swan
13. Play Therapy with Children in Poverty
Part III: Special Topics in Multicultural Play Therapy
14. Culturally Inclusive Play Therapy Supervision
Natalya A. Lindo
15. The Multicultural Playroom
Dee C. Ray, Regine K. Chung, Krystal K. Turner, Elizabeth V. Aguilar
16.Research Across Diverse Races/Ethnicities in Play Therapy
Yung-Wei Dennis Lin, Terence Yee
"Multicultural Play Therapy is the first book in the field of play therapy and child therapy to address multiculturalism from a child-centered philosophy. The deeply personal openness of these courageous authors is remarkable and draws the reader into self-examination of unexplored cultural issues. This process is unique. Teaching points come alive in the liberal use of case examples taken from the authors’ play therapy and supervision sessions."
Garry Landreth, EdD, Regents’ professor emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas
"This much-needed work emphasizes a thoughtful, culturally empathic approach to being with children in play therapy. There are no easy answers when working with children and families from a place of cultural humility, and Multicultural Play Therapy embraces that reality. Clinicians will feel seen and understood in reading this book, and in doing so will more effectively be with the children and families they serve."
Kim Vander Dussen, PsyD, RPT-S, professor of clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Anaheim campus
"Multicultural Play Therapy is a valuable resource that helps play therapists effectively integrate cultural considerations into their clinical work. The book is full of the latest research, helpful clinical examples, and the authors’ compassionate voices. If you work with kids, you need this book!"
Joshua N. Hook, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of North Texas