Contemporary Play Therapy

Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Charles E. Schaefer and Heidi Gerard Kaduson

July 10, 2006
ISBN 9781593853044
Price: $87.00
338 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
October 18, 2007
ISBN 9781593856335
Price: $37.00
338 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.