Play Therapy Products

  • Termination Challenges in Child Psychotherapy

    By Eliana Gil, David A. Crenshaw

    Ending therapy in an appropriate and meaningful way is especially important in work with children and adolescents, yet the topic is often overlooked in clinical training. From leading child clinicians, this much-needed book examines the termination process--both for brief and longer-term encounters…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Guilford Press

  • Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems

    Edited by Cathy A. Malchiodi, David A. Crenshaw

    This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties on children's emotions and behavior. Rich case material brings to life a range of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11 
    Guilford Press

  • Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis

    4th Edition

    Edited by Nancy Boyd-Webb

    This widely used practitioner resource and course text is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community, and other traumatic events. Leading experts present a range of play and creative arts…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09 
    Guilford Press

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Play

    Edited by Malcolm MacLean, Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall

    Philosophical Perspectives on Play builds on the disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges constructed between the study of philosophy and play in The Philosophy of Play (Routledge, 2013) to develop a richer understanding of the concept and nature of play and its relation to human life and value. Made…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

    One Hundred Years After 'Little Hans'

    Edited by Karen E. Baker, Jerrold R. Brandell

    Since Freud’s publication of 'Little Hans', advances in psychoanalytic technique and theory have transformed our clinical work with children. Individuals including Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott have influenced psychoanalytic play therapy and broadened the scope of practice with…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge

  • Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience

    Edited by David A. Crenshaw, Robert Brooks, Sam Goldstein

    The importance of therapeutic play in helping children recover from adversity has long been recognized. This unique volume brings together experts on resilience, trauma, and play therapy to describe effective treatment approaches in this key area. The book begins by providing guiding principles for…

    Hardback – 2015-06-14
    Guilford Press
    Creative Arts and Play Therapy

  • Short-Term Play Therapy for Children

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Heidi Gerard Kaduson, Charles E. Schaefer

    Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame. Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs.…

    Hardback – 2015-05-17
    Guilford Press

  • Engaging Children in Family Therapy

    Creative Approaches to Integrating Theory and Research in Clinical Practice

    Edited by Catherine Ford Sori

    A common question at the initial meeting of a family therapist and a new client(s) is often whether or not to include a child or children in the counseling sessions. The inclusion of a child in the family therapy process often changes the dynamic between client and therapist -- and between the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-22
    Routledge

  • Play, Performance, and Identity

    How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces

    Edited by Matt Omasta, Drew Chappell

    Play helps define who we are as human beings. However, many of the leisurely/ludic activities people participate in are created and governed by corporate entities with social, political, and business agendas. As such, it is critical that scholars understand and explicate the ideological…

    Hardback – 2015-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Play in Family Therapy

    2nd Edition

    By Eliana Gil

    This classic volume, now completely revised, has helped tens of thousands of therapists integrate play therapy and family therapy techniques in clinical practice. Eliana Gil demonstrates a broad range of verbal and nonverbal strategies for engaging all family members--including those who are…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Guilford Press

  • Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy

    Toward Empirically Supported Practice

    By Sandra Walker Russ

    Child psychotherapy is in a state of transition. On the one hand, pretend play is a major tool of therapists who work with children. On the other, a mounting chorus of critics claims that play therapy lacks demonstrated treatment efficacy. These complaints are not invalid. Clinical research has…

    Paperback – 2014-06-08
    Routledge

  • Play Therapy Today

    Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers

    Edited by Eileen Prendiville, Justine Howard

    Play Therapy Today brings together the work of renowned practitioners and academics currently working and researching in therapeutic play and play therapy, and presents a range of ground-breaking methods for practising with groups, individuals, and parents and carers. Providing an overview of new…

    Paperback – 2014-06-04
    Routledge

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