shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Oct 3rd - Creative interventions to assess and treat school refusal [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 4th - Certificate in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for eating disorders: Adolescents [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 4th - Certificate in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for eating disorders: Adults [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 11th - Trauma Informed Care in Speech-Language Pathology [The George Hull Centre Institute of Childhood Trauma and Attachment ]
Oct 12th - Children’s grief and bereavement certificate program [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Now open for browsing 12-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday for three people at a time. Pickups still from 9 to 6, Monday to Saturday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $100. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, Second Edition
Terry Kottman
American Counseling Association / Softcover / Jan 2011
9781556203053 (ISBN-10: 1556203055)
Play, Play Therapy
price: $94.50
364 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

Written for use in play therapy and child counseling courses, this extraordinarily practical text provides a detailed examination of basic and advanced play therapy concepts and skills and guidance on when and how to use them. Kottman's multitheoretical approach and wealth of explicit techniques are also helpful for clinicians who want to gain greater insight into children's minds and enhance therapeutic communication through the power of play.

After a discussion of the basic concepts and logistical aspects of play therapy, Kottman illustrates commonly used play therapy skills such as tracking, reflecting feelings, setting limits, and returning responsibility to the child. She then describes more advanced skills, including communicating through metaphors, storytelling, and art techniques. A new chapter on working with parents and teachers is introduced in this edition to increase the effectiveness of play therapy. Practice exercises and 'Questions to Ponder' throughout the text facilitate the skill-building and self-examination process, and a final chapter on professional concerns addresses important issues facing mental health professionals who practice play therapy.

“This volume will be of great value to professionals entering the field, as well as to experienced play therapists
expanding their scope of practice, teaching graduate classes, or looking for a good solid reference.”
—Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S
President, Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
Kottman, Terry
other lists
American Counseling Association
Play, Play Therapy