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The Healing Power of Play
Working with Abused Children

Eliana Gil

210 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback
March 1991
ISBN 978-0-89862-467-0
Cat. #2467
Price: $31.00 $26.35
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Hardcover
March 1991
ISBN 978-0-89862-560-8
Cat. #2560
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April 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0558-6
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This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in posttraumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution. Traditional techniques of play therapy are reviewed for their application to this population. Throughout, numerous therapeutic aids are described to enhance the child's capacity to communicate verbally or symbolically. To help clinicians translate theory into daily practice, the book presents six detailed clinical vignettes that offer step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention in different situations of abuse or neglect.
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