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Short-Term Play Therapy for Childrenby Heidi Gerard Kaduson
Synopses & Reviews
This volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for any clinician seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book provides effective methods for treating children struggling with such challenges as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and parental divorce. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and illustrated with richly detailed case examples. Featuring session-by-session guidelines, chapters demonstrate how to engage clients rapidly, develop appropriate treatment goals, and implement carefully structured brief interventions that yield lasting results.
Play therapy can be enormously beneficial to children facing a wide range of psychological problems and stressful life situations. This practical volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Equally valuable for clinicians in private practice and those working within managed care, the book describes effective short-term methods for treating individual children, families, and groups. Chapters feature session-by-session guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse techniques and theoretical orientations to life.
Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame. Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided. Chapters demonstrate ways to rapidly build alliances with children, adolescents, and their caregivers; plan treatment for frequently encountered clinical problems; and get the most out of play materials and techniques.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates the latest research and clinical developments.
*Chapters on additional approaches: Theraplay, combined art and play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, child-parent relationship therapy, Floortime, and more.
*Chapters on additional clinical problems: grief, sexual behavior problems, and autism spectrum disorder.
About the Author
Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the Association for Play Therapy and Director of the Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc., in Monroe Township, New Jersey. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. Kaduson’s coedited books with Charles E. Schaefer include 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, and Contemporary Play Therapy. She maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, which recognized him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to his coedited volumes with Heidi Gerard Kaduson, Dr. Schaefer's more than 60 books include The Therapeutic Powers of Play,Foundations of Play Therapy, Play Therapy with Adolescents, and Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents. He maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
I. Individual Play Therapy
1. Release Play Therapy for Children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Heidi Gerard Kaduson
2. Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety and Phobias, Susan M. Knell and Meena Dasari
3. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Scott Riviere
4. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Mood Disorders, Erik Newman
5. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Heidi Gerard Kaduson
II. Family Play Therapy
6. Short-Term Play Therapy for Adoptive Families: Facilitating Adjustment and Attachment with Filial Therapy, Risë VanFleet
7. Involving and Empowering Parents in Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children, Cheryl B. McNeil, Alisa B. Bahl, and Amy D. Herschell
8. Short-Term Family Sandplay Therapy, Lois Carey
9. Enhancing Play Therapy with Parent Consultation: A Behavioral/Solution-Focused Approach, Sandy Magnuson and Holly E. Shaw
III. Group Play Therapy
10. A Creative Play Therapy Approach to the Group Treatment of Young Sexually Abused Children, Loretta Gallo-Lopez
11. Group Sandtray Play Therapy, Linda B. Hunter
12. Short-Term Group Play Therapy for Children Whose Parents Are Divorcing, Wendy Ludlow and Mary K. Williams
13. The Use of Group Play Therapy for Children with Social Skills Deficits, Julie A. Blundon and Charles E. Schaefer
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