Narrative Play Therapy: Theory and Practice

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Aideen Taylor de Faoite
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2011 - Psychology - 240 pages

Narrative Play Therapy is a highly effective play-based psychological intervention that enables therapists to help children communicate difficult experiences and complex emotions through co-constructed stories. This is the definitive guide to the approach, offering both a coherent theoretical outline and a clear explanation of its practical applications.

Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, including children experiencing adoption, parental separation or abuse, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. The professional expertise of leading practitioners in the field is brought together to present a comprehensive framework for Narrative Play Therapy drawn from theory, understanding and practice.

This is an essential resource for students of play therapy, play therapy practitioners, and all other professionals working with children therapeutically.

 

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Contents

Narrative Play Therapy Practice
110
Afterword
230
The Contributors
232

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About the author (2011)

Aideen Taylor de Faoite is a freelance educational psychologist and play therapist, and has been working as a play therapist in private practice for over 15 years. She has devised a number of play therapy training programmes and has lectured internationally on the subject. Aideen lives in County Clare, Ireland.

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