Applications of Family and Group Theraplay

Applications of Family and Group Theraplay

By: Evangeline Munns (editor)Hardback

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Applications of Family and Group Theraplay is rich in content and practical ideas guided by current research in attachment and neurobiological research. Most chapters are illustrated with a case study, including agendas from beginning, middle, and end sessions with an extensive appendix describing each activity, to help translate theory into practice. Theraplay, a research based therapeutic model that has gained increasing attention worldwide, is described in this book from its theory (based on attachment theory), research, to its underlying dimensions (structure, challenge, engagement, nurture) applied to a wide diversity of populations and formats. The book describes activities that have underlying goals of increasing parental attunement, creating a caring, accepting environment and co-regulating the child. It replicates normal parent/child interactions that are playful, physical, and fun. Applying Theraplay to a wide variety of populations (dysregulated, resistant, aggressive, impulsive, adopted, autistic, traumatized) and cultures (Aboriginals, American, Asian, German, Finnish) is included, as well as integrating Theraplay with other treatment methods. It also describes group Theraplay with father/son dyads and with troubled adolescents and offenders. This book will not only lead to a greater understanding of Theraplay, but will also stretch the reader's skills in the application of this very effective play therapy model.

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About Author

Evangeline Munns is a certified Theraplay(R) trainer/supervisor with the Theraplay Institute in Chicago, the Association for Play Therapy in the U. S. (APT), and the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT).


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I: Background and Fundamentals of Theraplay Chapter 4 Chapter 1. Family and Group Theraplay Chapter 5 Chapter 2. Research on Theraplay Effectiveness Part 6 Part II: Theraplay with Special Populations Chapter 7 Chapter 3. The Dysregulated Child in Theraplay Chapter 8 Chapter 4. Theraplay with Overtly and Passively Resistant Children Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Theraplay with Adopted Children Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Theraplay Approaches for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Chapter 11 Chapter 7. The Powerful Catalyst in Residential Treatment Part 12 Part III: Theraplay and Cultural Diversity Chapter 13 Chapter 8. Theraplay and Aboriginal Peoples Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Theraplay for Chinese Children Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Theraplay in Germany Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Theraplay Used in a Multi-Cultural Environment Part 17 Part IV: Theraplay Integrated with Other Therapies Chapter 18 Chapter 12. In Sync Chapter 19 Chapter 13. Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Chapter 20 Chapter 14. Parent Session in Theraplay-A Way to Consolidate Therapeutic Alliance Chapter 21 Chapter 15. Theraplay in Combination with Sensory and Handling Techniques: The Body Mind Connection in Pediatrics Chapter 22 Chapter 16. Relinquishment Visits: Saying Goodbye is an Unnatural Process Chapter 23 Chapter 17. Equine Assisted Therapy and Theraplay Part 24 Part V: Group Theraplay Chapter 25 Chapter 18. Father-Son Group Theraplay Chapter 26 Chapter 19. Theraplay and Adolescents

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780765705945
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780765705945
  • weight: 603
  • ISBN10: 076570594X

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