The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, 2nd Edition

The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, 2nd Edition
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  • eBook:
    The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
    Charles E. Schaefer, Athena A. Drewes
  • Edition:
    2 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    September 16, 2013
  • ISBN:
    1118336879
  • ISBN-13:
    9781118336878
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    368 pages
  • Format:
    ePUB

Book Description
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 adolescent's life: communication, emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personal strengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes―renowned experts in the field of play therapy―discuss the different interventions and components of treatment that can move clients to change.
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.

Content

Chapter 1: Introduction: How Play Therapy Causes

Part I: Facilitates Communication
Chapter 2: Self-Expression
Chapter 3: Access to the Unconscious
Chapter 4: Direct Teaching
Chapter 5: Indirect Teaching

Part II: Fosters Emotional Wellness
Chapter 6: Catharsis
Chapter 7: Abreaction
Chapter 8: Positive Emotions
Chapter 9: Counterconditioning Fears
Chapter 10: Stress Inoculation
Chapter 11: Stress Management

Part III: Enhances Social Relationships
Chapter 12: Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 13: Attachment
Chapter 14: Social Competence
Chapter 15: Empathy

Part IV: Increases Personal Strengths
Chapter 16: Creative Problem Solving
Chapter 17: Resiliency
Chapter 18: Moral Development
Chapter 19: Accelerated Psychological Development
Chapter 20: Self-Regulation
Chapter 21: Self-Esteem

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