Narrative Play Therapy is a highly effective play-based psychological intervention that enables therapists to help children communicate difficult experiences and complex emotions through co-constructed stories.
This book is a definitive guide to the approach, offering both a coherent theoretical outline and a clear explanation of its practical applications. Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. The book goes on to look at different client circumstances, including children experiencing adoption, parental separation or abuse, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. Bringing together the professional expertise of leading practitioners in the field, this book presents a comprehensive framework for Narrative Play Therapy drawn from theory, understanding and practice. This book will be an essential resource for students of play therapy, play therapy practitioners, and all other professionals working with children therapeutically.