Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten provides play therapists and child mental health clinicians a guide to incorporating research-supported practice with play therapy for children affected by natural disasters, complex trauma, chronic illness, and adolescents being bullied for identifying as LGBT.
This book is a helpful compilation of information and guidelines to work with several unique groups of children. The authors share their expertise of working with these children, clearly articulating the children’s needs, play therapy concepts, and applicable techniques. The case studies vibrantly demonstrate the resulting integrated treatment. Clearly a needed addition to our field as we seek to offer best practices with vulnerable populations.
— Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, Texas State University
Eric Green and Amie Myrick have brought together a group of experts in the field of play therapy and the treatment of ‘vulnerable’ children. They have written and produced a highly readable and informative book. Well-grounded in theory and covering a wide range of issues and situations, this book will be of great benefit to practitioners, graduate students, and other interested professionals. I recommend it most highly.
— John Allan, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
Green and Myrick, respected scholars and practitioners of play therapy, along with an impressive group of contributing authors are to be commended for this important new work on play therapy with a wide range of vulnerable client groups. The volume achieves a masterful blend of research-informed methods, solid theoretical underpinnings, and humanistic care that represents the best that play therapy offers. This book is highly recommended to practitioners and scholars alike.
— David A. Crenshaw, PhD, clinical director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, coeditor with Anne Stewart of Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice, and coeditor with Cathy Malchiodi of Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems
About the Editors:
Eric J. Green, PhD, RPT-S, is associate professor of counseling at the University of North Texas at Dallas and a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education in Baltimore, Maryland. He is author of The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy.
Amie C. Myrick, MS, LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor whose clinical experience
includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.