Puppet Play Therapy

Puppet Play Therapy
Author: Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1351722042
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Puppet Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

Puppet Play Therapy is a comprehensive guidebook that describes the basic skills, techniques, and applications for selecting and working with puppets in specific types of settings and populations. Written by preeminent voices in the field, chapters offer invaluable guidance on selecting, using, and assessing puppet-based therapeutic interventions. Both beginning and experienced clinicians will also appreciate the inclusion of practical, step-by-step approaches and reproducible handouts that will aid them in their puppet play therapy sessions.

Puppet Assisted Play Therapy

Puppet Assisted Play Therapy
Author: Cheryl Hulburd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN: 100019275X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Puppet Assisted Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy is an innovative and comprehensive approach that significantly advances the field of play therapy. This easy to read, user-friendly book includes history, creative interventions, case studies, the art of puppetry, and the worldwide benefits of puppet-assisted play therapy. It includes instructions for making customized puppets for a therapist’s practice and original research on the relationship of puppet therapy on children’s creativity. By describing all the various facets of puppet-assisted play therapy, this engaging text explores how using puppets produces a powerful connection and trust needed for the therapeutic process. Puppet-Assisted Play Therapy is a valuable addition to the library of any therapist, social worker, counsellor, teacher, or other professional interested in play and puppets with children.

Group Play Therapy

Group Play Therapy
Author: Daniel S. Sweeney,Jennifer Baggerly,Dee C. Ray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN: 1136247203
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Group Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

Group Play Therapy presents an updated look at an effective yet underutilized therapeutic intervention. More than just an approach to treating children, group play therapy is a life-span approach, undergirded by solid theory and, in this volume, taking wings through exciting techniques. Drawing on their experiences as clinicians and educators, the authors weave theory and technique together to create a valuable resource for both mental health practitioners and advanced students. Therapists and ultimately their clients will benefit from enhancing their understanding of group play therapy.

Short Term Play Therapy for Children Second Edition

Short Term Play Therapy for Children  Second Edition
Author: Heidi Gerard Kaduson,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2006-08-17
ISBN: 9781606237311
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Term Play Therapy for Children Second Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

Essential Play Therapy Techniques
Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Donna Cangelosi
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 1462524516
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Play Therapy Techniques Book Excerpt:

Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful, well-established approaches applicable to a broad range of childhood problems. Activities, needed materials, and variations of each technique are succinctly described. Of critical importance for today's evidence-based practitioner, each chapter also includes a historical perspective on the technique at hand, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, and a review of relevant empirical findings. The book enables readers to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and rapidly incorporate them into practice.

The Puppet Connection

The Puppet Connection
Author: Natalie J. Totire
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2014-05-03
ISBN: 9781499346558
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Puppet Connection Book Excerpt:

Growing research has shown that children with autism can learn and improve play and social skills through the use of puppetry. This is a resource guide in helping parents, teachers, and therapists integrate puppets into their child (ren)'s life through many how tos and guided puppet scripts

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques
Author: Heidi Kaduson,Charles Schaefer
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN: 1461627176
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques Book Excerpt:

Separated into seven categories for easy reference, the techniques within each chapter are applied to practice situations in a concise format for easy reference and use. The interventions illustrated include Storytelling, to enhance verbalizations in children; Expressive Art, to promote children's coping ability by using various art mediums; Game Play, to help children express themselves in a playful environment; Puppet Play, to facilitate the expression of conflicting emotions; Play Toys and Objects, to demonstrate the therapeutic use of various toys and objects in the playroom; Group Play, to offer methods and play techniques for use in group settings; and Other, to provide miscellaneous techniques that are useful in many settings. This book is a response to the evident need of clinicians for easy to use play therapy techniques. A welcome addition to the earlier collection, it is designed to help children enhance verbalization of feeling, manage anger, deal with loss and grief, and heal their wounds through the magic of play therapy. Clear and marvelously simple, this manual will be an invaluable addition to any professional's or student's library.

Play Therapy Today

Play Therapy Today
Author: Eileen Prendiville,Justine Howard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN: 113500904X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Therapy Today Book Excerpt:

Play Therapy Today brings together the work of renowned practitioners and academics currently working and researching in therapeutic play and play therapy, and presents a range of ground-breaking methods for practising with groups, individuals, and parents and carers. Providing an overview of new or revitalised topics in play therapy, each chapter presents the relevant theoretical underpinnings and principles of practice, a guide to implementing the method and case study vignettes of the approach in practice. The three sections include chapters on: the Therapeutic Touchstone model and the development of the therapeutic relationship, an overview of the use of individual play therapy techniques with children in a hospital setting, and an overview of Yasenik and Gardner’s Play Therapy Dimensions Model with an in-depth exploration of the dimension of consciousness from both a theoretical and practical, play-based orientation. Jennings’ Embodiment-Project-Role model and its implementation in group work, the practical use of puppets in educational and therapeutic settings, the therapeutic value of working with groups in the outdoors, and the use of play in groups for children with a variety of sensory, intellectual and physical disabilities. Stagnitti’s adaptation of the ‘Learn to Play’ programme for parent/carer use, Group Theraplay with peer groups and parent/child dyads and how a neurosequential approach supports case conceptualization and play therapy practice with families. The book provides practitioners with up-to-date, effective and practical techniques that they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and their families. It is an important resource for trainee, newly qualified and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and trainers. It will also be of interest to social workers, teachers, psychologists, child psychotherapists and other health professionals.

Puppetry in Education and Therapy

Puppetry in Education and Therapy
Author: Edited by Matthew Bernier and Judith O'Hare
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-12-29
ISBN: 9781452057491
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Puppetry in Education and Therapy Book Excerpt:

In Puppetry in Education and Therapy: Unlocking Doors to the Mind and Heart, one finds enormous variety, ingenuity, and creativity in the types of puppets, and the ways they are used in education and in therapy. Puppeteers, therapists, and educators, articulate what is meant by “puppetry in education” and “puppet therapy” and how it is the same or different from “puppet theatre”. They describe the unique characteristics and theory of puppetry in education and therapy, the skills it takes to be successful in these areas, the skills that are passed on to people who use puppets for personal expression, and how to assess the impact of puppets on learning or behavior change. Twenty-six authors discuss topics such as puppetry and the multiple intelligences; the process versus the product; using puppetry in schools to promote literacy, preserve cultural heritage, and teach music; how puppetry contributes to Core Curriculum Standards, the theoretical underpinnings of therapeutic puppetry, and a range of ways of facilitating growth and development. If you’re already using puppets, this book will inspire you to understand your work differently and to explore new possibilities. If you’re a teacher or a therapist and you’ve never used puppets before, it will open a whole world of possibilities. This book illustrates that puppetry arts can affect learning and behavior and that puppets indeed have the power to unlock doors to the mind and heart.

Innovations in Play Therapy

Innovations in Play Therapy
Author: Garry L. Landreth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1135058024
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

This book is unique in exploring the process of conducting short-term intensive group play therapy and the subsequent results. It focuses on play therapy with special populations of aggressive acting-out children, autistic children, chronically ill children, traumatized children, selective mute children, disassociative identity disorder adults with child alters, and the elderly. The book addresses such vital issues as: * How play therapy helps children * Confidentiality in working with children * How to work with parents * What the play therapist needs to know about medications for children The difficult dimension of diagnosis is clarified through specific descriptions of how the play therapist can use play behaviors to diagnose physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional maladjustment in children.

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model
Author: Ken Gardner,Lorri Yasenik
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN: 178450579X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Therapy Dimensions Model Book Excerpt:

With a wealth of practical and effective tools, this book provides a unique model that is fully illustrated by instructional online downloadable content. The model allows therapists to tailor their approach to the specific needs of the child. Practitioners are encouraged to be engaged and flexible during sessions, adapting their levels of directiveness and consciousness according to the child's responses. Through detailed written and visual case studies, the authors clearly explain the model, how to use it and the positive therapeutic effects it can have on the child. The book also provides additional support to play therapy practitioners and play therapy supervisors with the inclusion of useful forms that aid therapy planning, conceptualization and evaluation. This extensive and accessible handbook is an incomparable resource for beginning and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and instructors. It will also be of interest to child and educational psychologists and health professionals.

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis Fourth Edition

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis  Fourth Edition
Author: Nancy Boyd Webb
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN: 1462522238
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

This widely used practitioner resource and course text, now significantly revised, is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community, and other traumatic events. Leading experts present a range of play and creative arts therapy techniques in chapters organized around in-depth case examples. Informed by the latest knowledge on crisis intervention and trauma, the fourth edition encompasses work with adolescents as well as younger children. Each chapter concludes with instructive questions for study or reflection. New to This Edition *Expanded age range: now includes expressive therapy approaches for adolescents. *More attention to traumatic stress reactions and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); several chapters address complex trauma. *Extensively revised with the latest theory, practices, and research; many new authors. *Additional topics: parental substance abuse, group work with adolescents, chronic medical conditions, animal-assisted play therapy and courtroom testimony, and more.

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques
Author: Heidi Kaduson,Charles Schaefer
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1997-03-01
ISBN: 0742599949
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques Book Excerpt:

Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques incorporates methods developed to elicit the best responses from children by therapists representing cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and other orientations, and selected for their practicality, specificity, and originality. Arranged for easy reference, each bearing a succinct description and targeted application, the interventions illustrated—including Fantasy, Storytelling, Expressive Arts, Game Play, Puppet Play, Play Toys and Objects, and Group Play—have been used with success to address such common problems as low self-esteem and unresolved fear and anger, as well as more serious difficulties arising from loss, abuse, and sexual trauma. All the contributors share the enthusiasm and respect of editors Kaduson and Schaefer for the special value of play therapy in reaching and healing young patients. Together, they have created an eclectic, accessible, and comprehensive resource for students and professionals that will also support parents seeking to open new lines of communication with their children. A Jason Aronson Book

Family Play Therapy

Family Play Therapy
Author: Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 1568211503
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

"Play therapy and family therapy are both well-established therapeutic paradigms. Often, however, play therapists have minimal contact with the nuclear family of which their child patient is a member. Similarly, family therapists frequently view young children as disruptive and exclude them from family sessions. By combining both play and family treatment modalities as this unique book, Family Play Therapy, suggests, therapists can include all family members in a therapeutic process that is more meaningful and therefore more successful." "Family Play Therapy encourages the blending of play therapy and family therapy by discussing and demonstrating various techniques and diverse theoretical approaches that will enable readers to broaden their repertoire when working with families and their young children. Each author describes his or her own creative avenue of expression such as puppetry, psychodrama, and sandplay, which facilitate the family's communication, helping members to find new ways to hear each other." "Family therapy and play therapy need not be mutually exclusive. The two approaches actually can enhance and enrich each other. While each therapist ultimately will use his or her own balance in the critical combining of both methods, Family Play Therapy offers various possibilities and as such, enables therapists to help their family patients readily engage in treatment and experience therapy as an enjoyable, inclusive, transforming time together."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Handbook of Play Therapy Advances and Innovations

Handbook of Play Therapy  Advances and Innovations
Author: Kevin J. O'Connor,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1994-10-28
ISBN: 9780471584636
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Play Therapy Advances and Innovations Book Excerpt:

In the decade since its publication, Handbook of Play Therapy has attained the status of a classic in the field. Writing in the most glowing terms, enthusiastic reviewers in North America and abroad hailed that book as "an excellent resource for workers in all disciplines concerned with children's mental health" (Contemporary Psychology). Now, in this companion volume, editors Kevin O'Connor and Charles Schaefer continue the important work they began in their 1984 classic, bringing readers an in-depth look at state-of-the-art play therapy practices and principles. While it updates readers on significant advances in sand play diagnosis, theraplay, group play, and other well-known approaches, Volume Two also covers important adaptations of play therapy to client populations such as the elderly, and new applications of play therapeutic methods such as in the assessment of sexually abused children. Featuring contributions by twenty leading authorities from psychology, social work, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and other related disciplines, Handbook of Play Therapy, Volume two draws on clinical and research material previously scattered throughout the professional literature and organizes it into four main sections for easy reference: Theoretical approaches— including Adlerian, cognitive, behavioral, gestalt, and control theory approaches as well as family, ecosystem, and others Developmental adaptations— covers ground-breaking new adaptations for adolescents, adults, and the elderly Methods and techniques— explores advances in traditional techniques such as sand play, Jungian play therapy, and art therapy, and examines other new, high-tech play therapies Applications— reports on therapeutic applications for psychic trauma, sex abuse, cancer patients, psychotics, and many others The companion volume to the celebrated classic in the field, Handbook of Play Therapy, Volume Two is an indispensable resource for play therapists, child psychologists and psychiatrists, school counselors and psychologists, and all mental health professionals. HANDBOOK OF PLAY THERAPY Edited by Charles E. Schaefer and Kevin J. O'Connor ". . . an excellent primary text for upper level students, and a valuable resource for practitioners in the field of child psychotherapy."— American Journal of Mental Deficiency ". . . a thorough, thoughtful, and theoretically sound compilation of much of the accumulated knowledge. . . . Like a well-executed stained-glass window that yields beauty and many shades of light through an integrated whole, so too this book synthesizes and reveals many creative facets of this important area of practice."— Social Work in Education 1983 (0-471-09462-5) 489 pp. THE PLAY THERAPY PRIMER Kevin J. O'Connor The Play Therapy Primer covers the impact of personal values and beliefs on therapeutic work, and provides a detailed description of the process preceding the beginning of therapy. It then offers guidelines and strategies for developing treatment plans respective of the various phases of therapy, including specific in-session techniques, modifications for different ages, transference considerations, and the termination and follow-up of clinical cases. 1991 (0-471-52543-X) 371 pp. PLAY DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT Edited by Charles E. Schaefer, Karen Gitlin, and Alice Sandgrund The first and only book to fully explore the assessment potential of play evaluation, this book offers an impressive array of papers by nearly fifty authorities in the field. Following a logical progression, it is divided into six parts covering the full range of practical and theoretical concerns, including developmental play scales for normal children from preschool to adolescence; diagnostic play scales including those for the evaluation of children with a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional disorders; parent/child interaction play scales; projective play techniques; and scales for assessing a child's behavior during play therapy. 1991 (0-471-62166-8) 718 pp. GAME PLAY Edited by Charles E. Schaefer and Steven E. Reid This important work highlights the psychological significance of using games to assess and treat various childhood disorders. In chapters written by leading authorities, it examines the content of various types of games and provides theoretical approaches, techniques, and practical guidelines for applying games to play therapy with children. Case histories demonstrate the use of game play with childhood problems ranging from hyperactivity to divorce counseling and juvenile delinquency. 1986 (0-471-81972-7) 349 pp.

Play Therapy Theory and Practice

Play Therapy Theory and Practice
Author: Kevin J. O'Connor,Lisa Mages Braverman,Lisa D. Braverman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780471106388
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Therapy Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

This books provides readers with an opportunity to gain a practical, hands-on understanding of how current approaches to play therapy work, as well as the underlying principles upon which they are based. -- Book Jacket.

Prescriptive Play Therapy

Prescriptive Play Therapy
Author: Heidi Gerard Kaduson,Donna Cangelosi,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 1462541682
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prescriptive Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

This book helps practitioners choose from the broad range of play therapy approaches to create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each child. From leaders in the field, the volume provides a flexible roadmap for assessment, case formulation, and intervention for frequently encountered psychological disorders and adversities. The focus is creating a unique therapy "prescription" that is tailored to the child's presenting problems as well as his or her strengths, challenges, and developmental level. Contributors present up-to-date knowledge on each clinical problem, describe practices that have been shown to be effective, and share vivid illustrations of work with 3- to 16-year-olds and their parents.

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
Author: Susan M. Knell
Publsiher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1995-10-01
ISBN: 1461627877
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Book Excerpt:

Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) incorporates cognitive and behavioral interventions within a play therapy paradigm. It provides a theoretical framework based on cognitive-behavioral principles and integrates these in a developmentally sensitive way. Thus, play as well as verbal and nonverbal approaches are used in resolving problems. CBPT differs from nondirective play therapy, which avoids any direct discussion of the child's difficulties. A specific problem-solving approach is utilized, which helps the child develop more adaptive thoughts and behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapies are based on the premise that cognitions determine how people feel and act, and that faulty cognitions can contribute to psychological disturbance. Cognitive-behavioral therapies focus on identifying maladaptive thoughts, understanding the assumptions behind the thoughts, and learning to correct or counter the irrational ideas that interfere with healthy functioning. Since their development approximately twenty-five years ago, such therapies have traditionally been used with adults and only more recently with adolescents and children. It has commonly been thought that preschool-age and school-age children are too young to understand or correct distortions in their thinking. However, the recent development of CBPT reveals that cognitive strategies can be used effectively with young children if treatments are adapted in order to be developmentally sensitive and attuned to the child's needs. For example, while the methods of cognitive therapy can be communicated to adults directly, these may need to be conveyed to children indirectly, through play activities. In particular, puppets and stuffed animals can be very helpful in modeling the use of cognitive strategies such as countering irrational beliefs and making positive self-statements. CBPT is structured and goal oriented and intervention is directive in nature.

Play Therapy Techniques

Play Therapy Techniques
Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Donna M. Cangelosi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 0765703602
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Therapy Techniques Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four. These lively chapters expand the comprehensive scope of the book by describing issues involved in beginning and ending therapy, using metaphors, playing music and ball, and applying the renowned "Color Your Life" technique. The extensive selection of play techniques described in this book will add to the clinical repertoire of students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling. When used in combination with formal education and clinical supervision, Play Therapy Techniques, Second Edition, can be especially useful for developing treatment plans to address the specific needs of various clinical populations. Students and practitioners of child therapy and counseling, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and child life specialists will find this second of Play Therapy Techniques informative and clinically useful.

Play Therapy and Asperger s Syndrome

Play Therapy and Asperger s Syndrome
Author: Kevin B. Hull
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0765708566
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Therapy and Asperger s Syndrome Book Excerpt:

"Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal Through the Art of Play" discusses play therapy techniques for children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in a simple, clear manner. It is designed to help mental health professionals as well as graduate students effectively work with children and adolescents and their families, helping them gain better self-understanding, relationship skills, and emotional growth through the miracle of play"--Provided by publisher.