Play Therapy Techniques

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Charles E. Schaefer, Donna M. Cangelosi
Jason Aronson, Incorporated, Apr 1, 2002 - Psychology - 384 pages
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The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four. These lively chapters expand the comprehensive scope of the book by describing issues involved in beginning and ending therapy, using metaphors, playing music and ball, and applying the renowned "Color Your Life" technique.

The extensive selection of play techniques described in this book will add to the clinical repertoire of students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling. When used in combination with formal education and clinical supervision, Play Therapy Techniques, Second Edition, can be especially useful for developing treatment plans to address the specific needs of various clinical populations. Students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and child life specialists will find this second of Play Therapy Techniques informative and clinically useful.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Beginning and Ending Phases of Play Therapy
7
Symbolic Play Techniques
35
Play Techniques Using Natural Media
159
Drawing and Art Techniques in Play Therapy
203
Storytelling Role Playing and Other Techniques
243
Board Games
327
Electronic Games in Play Therapy
355
Credits
373
Index
377
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Charles E. Schaefer, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is the co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, a national organization that includes international membership. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Among Dr. Schaefer's forty-five books are the outstanding Handbook of Play Therapy and The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, both of which have become classics in the field. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice with children and their families in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Donna M. Cangelosi, Psy. D., is a licensed psychologist and registered play therapist supervisor who maintains a private practice with children, adolescents, and adults in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, where she provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and parent education. She is co-editor of Play Therapy Techniques, Vol. 1, and The Playing Cure, and author of Saying Goodbye in Child Psychotherapy, as well as several chapters dealing with psychodynamic play therapy. Dr. Cangelosi is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Play Therapy.

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