Foundations of Play Therapy

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Charles E. Schaefer
Wiley, Jul 24, 2003 - Psychology - 352 pages
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Comprehensive coverage of the major theoretical models of play therapy

Foundations of Play Therapy is a complete guide to the many diverse approaches to play therapy methods used in clinical practice with children, adolescents, and adults. Edited by Charles Schaefer, a leader in the field, and featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides detailed descriptions of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers the reader practical examples of how to apply each model in practice.

Top experts in the field present up-to-date and insightful coverage of the fourteen major theories of play therapy:

  • Psychoanalytic
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Jungian
  • Family
  • Adlerian
  • Group
  • Child-centered
  • Ecosystemic
  • Filial
  • Phenomenological
  • Gestalt
  • Object Relations
  • Attachment-oriented
  • Prescriptive
Foundations of Play Therapy is a valuable resource for psychologists, counselors, social workers, school counselors, and an essential text for training students and professionals interested in the field of play therapy.

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CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, PhD, maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey, and is Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Department at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is cofounder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. He is also author or editor of more than fifty books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy.

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