Contemporary Play Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice

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by Charles E Schaefer, Heidi Gerard Kaduson

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. 


Table of contents:

I. Theory 

1. Object Relations Play Therapy: Applications to Attachment Problems and Relational Trauma, Helen E. Benedict

2. Experiential Play Therapy, Carol C. Norton and Byron E. Norton

3. Dynamic Play Therapy, Steve Harvey

4. Narrative Play Therapy, Ann Cattanach

II. Research

5. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Theraplay, Herbert H. G. Wettig, Ulrike Franke, and Bess Sirmon Fjordbak

6. Evidence-Based Play Therapy, Dee C. Ray

III. Applications

7. "I'm Rich": Play Therapy with Children Who Are Homeless, Jennifer Baggerly

8. Treatment of Sexually Abused Children, Mary Margaret Kelly and Hope C. Odenwalt

9. Play Therapy for Girls Displaying Social Aggression, Myra M. Lawrence, Kristin Condon, Kathryn S. Jacobi, and Emily Nicholson

10. Culturally Competent Play Therapy with the Mexican American Child and Family, Roberto Robles

11. CLAYtherapy: The Clinical Application of Clay with Children, Paul R. White

12. Time-Limited Play Therapy to Enhance Resiliency in Children, Debra May

13. Coping with Disaster: Psychosocial Interventions for Children in International Disaster Relief, Erika Felix, David Bond, and Janine Shelby

Additional Product Info

Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9781593856335
Page count: 338
Recommended Ages: Not specified. See product description.
Printed in: USA
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