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.
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"Can there REALLY be 101 MORE favorite and MEANINGFUL play therapy techniques? The answer is yes—for the book editors have selected ones that are more than contributors' favorites. They are techniques that will either provide play therapists with variations on basic methods for use with children who present difficult challenges to the therapist, or offer some entirely new directions. The insightful introductions and rationales provided by the contributors are worth reading in their own right. Readers should find their knowledge base enriched and their application repertoire expanded."—Louise Guerney
"This book should be in the libraries of all clinicians who seek variety and creativity in their work with children. 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques spans art, games, puppetry, toys, and group play to suggest powerful but practical tools for therapists. Because of the wealth of techniques offered in this book, it is guaranteed to hold something of value for each of its readers. I endorse this volume 101 times over."—Janine S. Shelby
"As if 101 Play Therapy Techniques weren't enough, here are 101 More Play Therapy Techniques to apply, adapt, and easily implement in a variety of settings. The user-friendly format allows busy professionals quick access to a plethora of play therapy techniques that can be used with children of all ages. This book will not become a dust collector on a bookshelf but rather a rich resource offering new and innovative play therapy techniques. Way to go, Kaduson and Schaefer!"—M. Kay Hannah
* Storytelling Techniques
* Expressive Arts Techniques
* Game Play Techniques
* Puppet Play Techniques
* Toy and Play Object Techniques
* Group Play Techniques
* Other Techniques
About the Editors:
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 co-director of the Play Therapy Training Institute. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Kaduson coedited The Quotable Play Therapist, The Playing Cure, and Short-Term Play Therapy, as well as 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques. She maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and director of its Center for Psychological Services in Hackensack, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy. He has authored or edited more than forty books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, Family Play Therapy, and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack.