Foundations of Play Therapy by Charles E. Schaefer (Editor)The landmark guide to play therapy--completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer--the "father of play therapy"--Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.
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Publication Date: 2011-03-31
Counseling Children Through the World of Play by Daniel S. SweeneyChildren in today's world sometimes undergo traumatic experiences, such as abuse, divorce of parents, loss of a loved one, school problems. Even trained counselors struggle to find ways to help children process their hurts. This book offers a soundly integrated approach that helps counselors enter the child's world-the world of play-to help them heal. Through play-therapy relationships, counselors, social workers, and other children's workers can help children say with toys what they have difficulty saying with words. Toys become the play therapist's tools to help unlock the healing process for the wounded child. Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D., L.P.C., M.F.C.C., R.P.T.-S, former assistant director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas, is now an assistant professor of counseling at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sweeney has extensive experience working with children and families in his private practice as well as in the settings of therapeutic foster care, community mental health, and pastoral counseling. Sweeney has presented workshops on play therapy, filial therapy, and sandplay at numerous state and national conferences. He has written several articles about play-therapy issues and is the coathor (with Dr. Garry L. Landreth) of Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems. Daniel and his wife, Marla, have four children and live in Newberg, Oregon.
Association for Play Therapy (2012) Play Therapy Best Practices www.a4pt.orgThe Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society dedicated to the advancement of play therapy in order that clients in need may receive the best possible mental health services. Because its members have a unique and distinctive dedication to and preparation in the theories and techniques of play therapy, APT offers these Best Practices as guidelines for the instruction, supervision, and practice of play