Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents. The chapters, written by experts in the field, offer readers entry into the world of adolescents, showing how to make connections and alliances.
"Beginning, intermediate, and advanced practitioners will find Play Therapy with Adolescents of interest. The chapters are written by some of the leading therapists in the field. The book is well written and provides thorough explanations of how to carry out different types of therapy with varying populations. The editors have clearly chosen chapters that cover the full spectrum of play therapy techniques that may be applicable for use with the adolescent population. The majority of chapters have research, theory, and case illustration components which make for easy reading and comprehensive learning. Recommended for all levels of social work practitioners looking to increase their repertoire of therapeutic techniques with adolescents."— Clinical Social Work Journal
* An Introduction to Play Therapy with Adolescents
* Adolescent Sand Tray Therapy
* Theraplay with Adolescents
* Activity Filial Therapy with Adolescents
Christopher J. Brown
* Transitional Objects in Play Therapy with Adolescents
Johanna Krout Tabin
* Drama Therapy with Adolescents
* Adolescent Play Therapy from a Non-Directive Stance
Virginia Ryan and Kate Wilson
* Play Therapy Techniques to Engage Adolescents
* The Use of Poetry in Play Therapy with Adolescents
Andrew Taylor and Steven C. Abell
* Metaphorical Thinking with Adolescents
* Adolescents in Foster Care: Grounded Play Therapy
* Therapy Making Use of "Games of Rapport" and "Games of Courtesy" and "Good Habits"
Thomas M. Nelson
* Play in the Therapy of Adolescents with Eating Disorders
Lisa Rogers and Hall Pickett
* Group Therapy for Adolescents with Anger Problems
Karen Snyder Badau and Giselle B. Esquivel
* Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Bullies, Victims, and bystanders
List of Contributors:
Claire Milgrom, Theresa Kestly, Evangeline Munns, Christopher J. Brown, Johanna Krout Tabin, Loretta Gallo-Lopez, Virginia Ryan and Kate Wilson, Scott Riviere, Andrew Taylor and Steven C. Abell, Dorothy Breen, Neil Cabe, Thomas M. Nelson, Lisa Rogers, Hal Pickett, Karen Snyder Badau, Giselle B. Esquivel, and Berthold Berg.
About the Editors:
Loretta Gallo-Lopez merges her experience as a play therapist and board-certified drama therapist and trainer in her psychotherapy practice in Tampa, Florida. She is a former adjunct professor in the Drama Therapy program at New York University. She has authored several chapters on play and drama therapy and has presented trainings nationally on topics related to sexual abuse and creative approaches to therapy with children, adolescents, and families.