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The Therapeutic Powers of Play

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Description for The Therapeutic Powers of Play Paperback. While current research shows that play therapy is an effective means of treatment, it doesn't explain why it helps or how to utilize play therapy to bring about positive change. Num Pages: 368 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: JMC; JNC; MMJT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 253 x 178 x 24. Weight in Grams: 648.

"Focusing on the specific ingredients that activate clinical change, this book is enhanced by current research, more ample scope, and an array of contributions in contemporary and relevant topic areas. It is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding. This is a stunning contribution to the field of child therapy."

—Eliana Gil, PhD, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education

A practical look at how play therapy can promote mental health wellness in children and adolescents

Revised and expanded, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, Second Edition explores the powerful effects that play therapy has on different areas within a child or ... Read more

Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying a wide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in each chapter for use in clinical practice, including:

  • Direct teaching
  • Indirect teaching
  • Self-expression
  • Relationship enhancement
  • Attachment formation
  • Catharsis
  • Stress inoculation
  • Creative problem solving
  • Self-esteem

Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoretical viewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for play and child therapists of all levels of experience and theoretical orientations.

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John Wiley & Sons Inc United States
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About Charles E. Schaefer
CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer has written or edited over fifty-five professional books, many on the topic of play therapy. He cofounded the Association for Play Therapy in 1982, which currently has over 6,000 members, and now serves as Director Emeritus for the organization. ... Read more

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