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Author Kottman, Terry, author
Title Doing play therapy : from building the relationship to facilitating change / Terry Kottman, Kristin K. Meany-Walen ; series editors' note by Cathy A. Malchiodi and David A. Crenshaw
Imprint New York : The Guilford Press, [2018]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  RJ505.P6 K642 2018    AVAILABLE    30520020862653
Descript xviii, 396 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Creative arts and play therapy
Creative arts and play therapy
Note "Description Covering the process of therapy from beginning to end, this engaging text helps students and practitioners use play confidently and effectively with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with emotional or behavioral problems or life challenges. With an accessible theory-to-practice focus, the book explains the basics of different play therapy approaches and invites readers to reflect on and develop their own clinical style. It is filled with rich case material and specific examples of play techniques and strategies. The expert authors provide steps for building strong relationships with clients; exploring their clinical issues and underlying dynamics; developing and working toward clear treatment goals; and collaborating with parents and teachers. A chapter on common challenges offers insightful guidance for navigating difficult situations in the playroom. Key words play therapy, therapeutic play, expressive therapies, creative arts therapies, psychotherapy, young children, adolescents, adults, nonverbal communication, interventions, techniques, strategies, activities, skills, trauma, therapeutic relationships, Adlerian, texts, textbooks, introductory texts, introduction to play therapy texts, graduate students, graduate courses, graduate classes, beginning play therapists, counselors, mental health professionals, counseling children, theories, theory and practice, theoretical orientations, child-centered, Theraplay, cognitive-behavioral, ecosystemic, Gestalt, Jungian, narrative, psychodynamic, play therapy"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-384) and index
Machine generated contents note: Prelude: Once Upon a Time. 1. An Introduction to Play Therapy Interlude 1: Show Up and Choose To Be Present 2. Pick a Theory, Any Theory Interlude 2: Showing Interest 3. Broad Play Therapy Strategies Interlude 3: Being Intentional and Making Stuff Up 4. Building a Relationship Interlude 4: Take a Breath 5. Exploring Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Dynamics Interlude 5: Developing a Conceptualization of Your Clients 6. Helping Clients Gain Insight Interlude 6: Language Choice 7. Helping Clients Make Changes in Play Therapy Interlude 7: Giving Yourself Permission 8. Working with Parents, Teachers, and Families Interlude 8: Avoiding Judgment 9. Challenging Situations in the Playroom Interlude 9: Continuing the Journey Interlude 10: Not the End Appendix A. Theory and Play Therapy Resources Appendix B. Children's Books Appendix C. Professional Information References Index
Subject Play therapy
Therapist and patient
Alt Author Meany-Walen, Kristin K., author
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