International Handbook of Play Therapy: Advances in Assessment, Theory, Research, and Practice

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Charles E. Schaefer, Judy McCormick, Akiko Ohnogi
Jason Aronson, 2005 - Medical - 338 pages
In the past twenty-five years, the practice of play therapy has increased exponentially in America and throughout the world. This handbook brings together an international group of scholars and therapists to address a wide variety of topics relevant to the rapidly expanding field of play therapy. The primary goal of the handbook is to provide play therapists with practical information they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and adolescents. Thus the focus is on advances in assessment, theory, research, and practice that have universal appeal, rather than on adaptations of play therapy to specific cultures. Play therapists and students from diverse cultures, professional disciplines, and theoretical orientations will find this book to be a comprehensive resource for keeping abreast of innovations in the field.
 

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Contents

Family Play Therapy
3
Narrative Play Therapy A Collaborative Approach
23
Theraplay for Children with SelfRegulation Problems
35
EmbodimentProjectionRole A Developmental Model for the Play Therapy Method
65
Barriers Bridges Breakthroughs Play Work with Autistic Spectrum Children
77
PLAY ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH
111
The Use of Play and Narrative Story Stems in Assessing the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children
113
Transcending into Fantastic Reality Story Making with Adolescents in Crisis
133
Building an Empirical Foundation for the Use of Pretend Play in Therapy
227
PLAY THERAPY APPLICATIONS
241
Little Monsters? Play Therapy for Children with Sexually Problematic Behavior
243
Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy
263
Play Therapy for Disruptive Behavior Disorders
279
The National Story and the Childs Drama in Play Therapy in Israel
315
Index
327
About the Editors
335

Assessment of Sibling Relationships Using Play Art and Stories
159
The Erica Method of Sand Tray Assessment
177
Children Talk about Play Therapy
197
About the Contributors
337
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Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and has written or edited more than sixty-five books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Family Play Therapy, andShort-Term Play Therapy for Children. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Akiko J. Ohnogi, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tokyo, Japan, who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families, parent education, and multicultural issues.

Judy McCormick, MEd, is a registered play therapist-supervisor who is currently working as a play therapist for the Mid-Western Health Board in Limerick, Ireland. She is involved in the supervision and training of play therapists and others interested in play therapy. She is the former secretary of Play Therapy Ireland. Presently, she is involved in research using play therapy in an early intervention program and using Filial Therapy with an Irish population.

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