Play Therapy Products

  • Children’s Play, Pretense, and Story

    Studies in Culture, Context, and ASD

    Edited by Susan Douglas, Lesley Stirling

    At the heart of this volume is the recognition that children’s engagement with play and story are intrinsically and intricately linked. The contributing authors share a passionate interest in the development and wellbeing of children, in particular through their use of imagination and adaptation of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-08-25
    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 – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-04-23
    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 – 2015-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • 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 – 2014-06-09
    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 – 2014-06-05
    Routledge

  • Group Play Therapy

    A Dynamic Approach

    By Daniel S. Sweeney, Jennifer Baggerly, Dee C. Ray

    Group Play Therapy presents an updated look at an effective yet underutilized therapeutic intervention. More than just an approach to treating children, group play therapy is a life-span approach, undergirded by solid theory and, in this volume, taking wings through exciting techniques. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2014-01-06
    Routledge

  • Smiles Are Everywhere

    Integrating Clown-Play into healthcare practice

    By Bernie Warren, Peter Spitzer

    The role of humour, laughter and play in healthcare and wellbeing is a hot topic. Smiles are Everywhere: Integrating clown-play into healthcare practice is a practical handbook aimed primarily at healthcare professionals and those working in healthcare settings who wish to bring play and humour…

    Paperback – 2013-07-17
    Routledge

  • The Essence of Play

    A Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People

    By Justine Howard, Karen McInnes

    A unique companion to professional play practice! All play professionals are united in their belief that play is important for children’s development – and there are inherent characteristics of play that underpin professional play practice across contexts. Providing an overarching concept of play,…

    Paperback – 2013-01-11
    Routledge

  • Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

    Transforming lives through telling tales

    Edited by Nicola Grove

    This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their…

    Paperback – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Play Therapy Book & DVD Bundle

    By Garry L. Landreth

    This package combines Garry Landreth's bestselling textbook, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, 3rd Edition with a 50-minute video demonstration of Landreth working with a young girl in Child Centered Play Therapy: A Clinical Session. The DVD shows Landreth in a complete, unscripted play…

    Pack – 2012-03-29
    Routledge

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