Play in Clinical Practice

Evidence-Based Approaches

Edited by Sandra W. Russ and Larissa N. Niec

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
January 25, 2011
ISBN 9781609180461
Price: $51.00
352 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
July 7, 2011
ePub ?
Price: $51.00
352 Pages
print + e-book
Hardcover + e-Book (ePub) ?
Price: $102.00 $56.10
352 Pages

“This book will bring the reader up to date on the most current trends in play and playfulness, with a strong, particular emphasis on evidence-based research regarding this topic....We recommend this book to researchers interested in the newest developments in the field of play, and those who may be looking at generating research design for their projects. This is an ideal gift for anyone who expresses doubts about the scientific validity of play interventions.”

Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

“This is a valuable book for professionals who work with children. Play is generally thought of as a normal and beneficial component of a child's development, but in this book we see how it can become an effective tool in the healing process. The contributors present current research and different approaches to assessment and treatment. The focus on evidence makes this a unique and refreshing addition to the numerous books about play.”

—Dorothy G. Singer, EdD, Department of Psychology, Yale University

“Play research and play therapy have much to learn from one another. This book opens up an important conversation between the two fields, reviewing a variety of clinical approaches and techniques that incorporate a play component. Fostering collaboration among researchers and clinicians is sure to help all of us better serve children and their families. The book will make a good supplemental text for courses in child development or play therapy.”

—Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, RPT-S, Professional Counseling Program, Texas State University-San Marcos

“Bravo! This book offers a balanced discussion of the value of play. Weaving together chapters on play and learning, assessment, and play-based intervention, it is a timely 'go-to' resource for researchers and clinicians alike.”

—Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology, Temple University