Play Therapy The Art of the Relationship

ISBN-10: 1583913270

ISBN-13: 9781583913277

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Garry L. Landreth

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This updated edition refreshes the history and development in play therapy, including results of research done in the past 10 years. A new chapter is included on current issues and special populations relevant to the development of play therapy.
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/9/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

About Me, Garry Landreth
Principles for Relationships with Children
The Meaning of Play
Functions of Play
Symbolic Play
Children Communicate Through Play
Play in the Therapeutic Process
Stages in the Play Therapy Process
Play of Adjusted and Maladjusted Children
History and Development of Play Therapy
Psychoanalytic Play Therapy
Release Play Therapy
Relationship Play Therapy
Nondirective Play Therapy
Play Therapy in Elementary Schools
Association for Play Therapy
University Training
Center for Play Therapy
Filial Therapy
Trends in Play Therapy
Play Therapy Results
A View of Children
Tenets for Relating to Children
Children Are Resilient
Some Children Are Like Popcorn, and Some Are Like Molasses
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Personality Theory
A Child-Centered View of Personality and Behavior
Key Concepts
Adjustment and Maladjustment
Therapeutic Conditions for Growth
The Therapeutic Relationship
What Children Learn in Play Therapy
The Play Therapist
Creating Differences
Being There
Personality Characteristics
Therapist Self-Understanding
Therapist Self-Acceptance
Role of the Play Therapist
Ryan--A Dying Child in Play Therapy
Supervised Practice Facilitates Self-Insight
The Inner Struggle of a Beginning Play Therapist
Recommended Training Program
The Playroom and Materials
Playroom Location
Playroom Size
Playroom Characteristics
Other Settings for Play Therapy
Rationale for Selecting Toys and Materials
Categories of Toys
Totebag Playroom
Recommended Toys and Materials for the Playroom
Special Considerations
Suggested Titles for the Play Therapy Program in Schools
Implementing a Play Therapy Program in Schools
The Parent's Part in the Process
Background Information
Must Parents Also Be in Therapy?
The Parent Interview
Obtain Permission from Legal Guardian
Psychiatric Referral
Explaining Play Therapy to Parents
Preparing Parents for Separation
Beginning the Relationship: The Child's Hour
Objectives of the Relationship
Making Contact with the Child
The Initial Encounter in the Waiting Room
Structuring the Relationship in the Playroom
Responding to the Reluctant, Anxious Child
The Child's View of the Play Therapy Relationship
Questioning Techniques of Children
Explaining the Observation Mirror and Recording
Taking Notes During the Session
Play Therapists' Reactions to Their First Sessions
Basic Dimensions of the Relationship
Characteristics of Facilitative Responses
Sensitive Understanding: Being With
Caring Acceptance
Details of Therapeutic Responsiveness
Facilitative Responses
Returning Responsibility to Children
Typical Nonfacilitative Responses
Paul--A Fearful, Acting-Out Child in Play Therapy
Therapeutic Limit Setting
Basic Guidelines in Limit Setting
When to Present Limits
Rationale for Therapeutic Limits
Procedures in Therapeutic Limit Setting
Steps in the Therapeutic Limit-Setting Process
When Limits Are Broken
Tentativeness in Limit Setting
Situational Limits
Beginning Play Therapists' Reactions to Setting Limits
Typical Problems in Play Therapy and What to Do If...
What to Do If the Child Is Silent
What to Do If the Child Wants to Bring Toys or Food into the Playroom
What to Do If the Child Is Overly Dependent
What to Do If the Child Persists in Seeking Praise
What to Do If the Child Says You Talk Weird
What to Do If the Child Wants the Therapist to Play a Guessing Game
What to Do If the Child Asks for Expressions of Affection
What to Do If the Child Wants to Hug or Sit in the Therapist's Lap
What to Do If the Child Tries to Steal a Toy
What to Do If the Child Refuses to Leave the Playroom
What to Do If the Therapist Unexpectedly Cannot Keep an Appointment
Issues in Play Therapy
Participation in the Child's Play
Accepting Gifts from Children in Play Therapy
Giving the Child a Reward at the End of Sessions or a Memento at Termination
Asking the Child to Clean Up
Informing Children of the Reason They Are in Play Therapy
Bringing a Friend to the Playroom
Inviting Parents or Siblings to the Playroom
Intensive and Short-Term Play Therapy
Intensive Play Therapy
Short-Term Play Therapy
Children in Play Therapy
Nancy--From Baldness to Curls
Cindy--A Manipulative Child
Amy--A Selective Mute Child
Significance of Sibling Goup Play Therapy
Determining Therapeutic Process and Termination
Determining Therapeutic Movement Within Sessions
Dimensions of Change
The Meaning of Termination
Reference Points for Determining Termination
Procedures for Ending the Relationship
Children's Reactions to the Last Session
Filial Therapy: Child-Parent-Relationship Training (CPR for Parents)
Parental Efficacy
Historical Development of Filial Therapy
The Process of Filial Therapy
Selecting Parents
Group Format for Training
Structure and Content of the Training Sessions
Research and Evaluation
About the Author
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