International Handbook of Play Therapy: Advances in Assessment, Theory, Research and Practice

International Handbook of Play Therapy: Advances in Assessment, Theory, Research and Practice

By: Akiko Ohnogi (editor), Charles Schaefer (editor), Judy McCormick (editor)Paperback

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In the past twenty-five years, the practice of play therapy has increased exponentially in America and throughout the world. This handbook brings together an international group of scholars and therapists to address a wide variety of topics relevant to the rapidly expanding field of play therapy. The primary goal of the handbook is to provide play therapists with practical information they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and adolescents. Thus the focus is on advances in assessment, theory, research, and practice that have universal appeal, rather than on adaptations of play therapy to specific cultures.

About Author

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and has written or edited more than sixty-five books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Family Play Therapy, andShort-Term Play Therapy for Children. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey. Akiko J. Ohnogi, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tokyo, Japan, who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families, parent education, and multicultural issues. Judy McCormick, MEd, is a registered play therapist-supervisor who is currently working as a play therapist for the Mid-Western Health Board in Limerick, Ireland. She is involved in the supervision and training of play therapists and others interested in play therapy. She is the former secretary of Play Therapy Ireland. Presently, she is involved in research using play therapy in an early intervention program and using Filial Therapy with an Irish population.


Chapter 1 Family Play Therapy Chapter 2 Narrative Play Therapy: A Collaborative Approach Chapter 3 Theraplay for Children with Self-Regulation Problems Chapter 4 Embodiment-Projection-Role: A Developmental Model for the Play Therapy Method Chapter 5 Barriers, Bridges, Breakthroughs: Play-Work with Autistic Spectrum Children Chapter 6 The Use of Play and Narrative Story Stems in Assessing the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children Chapter 7 Transcending into Fantastic Reality: Story Making with Adolescents in Crisis Chapter 8 Assessment of Sibling Relationships Using Play, Art, and Stories Chapter 9 The Erica Method of Sand Tray Assessment Chapter 10 Children Talk About Play Therapy Chapter 11 Building an Empirical Foundation for the Use of Pretend Play in Therapy Chapter 12 "Little Monsters"? Play Therapy for Children with Sexually Problematic Behaviors Chapter 13 Creative Interventions to Engage Resistant Children in Therapy Chapter 14 Play Therapy for the Disruptive Behavior Disorders Chapter 15 The National Story and the Child's Drama in Play Therapy in Isreal

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780765707154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 346
  • ID: 9780765707154
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 0765707152

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