Foundations of Play Therapy, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-19
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Edited by Charles Schaefer, the "father of play therapy," this fully updated and revised Second Edition of Foundations of Play Therapy provides in-depth coverage of all the major models of play therapy from leading play therapists. Each chapter is fully revised and provides up-to-date discussions of the latest developments, applications, and empirical support for each theory. Play therapists and other mental health professionals will benefit from this landmark text.

Author Biography

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He is cofounder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy. He is also the founder and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer has written or edited over fifty-five professional books, many on the topic of play therapy.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Play Therapy Practice
Play Therapy: Basic Concepts and Practices
The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy
Playing it Safe: Ethical Issues in Play Therapy
Major Theoretical Approaches
Psychodynamic Models
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Play Therapy
Jungian Analytical Play Therapy
Adlerian Play Therapy
Release Play Therapy
Humanistic Models
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Filial Therapy: Strengthening Family Relationships with the Power of Play
Gestalt Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy
Systemic Models
Family Play Therapy: Igniting Creative Energy, Valuing Metaphors, & Making Changes from the Inside Out
Group Play Therapy
Ecosystemic Play Therapy
Emerging Models
Theraplay: Attachment Enhancing Play Therapy
Solution-Focused Play Therapy: Helping Children and Families Find Solutions
Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
Narrative Play Therapy
Integrative Play Therapy
Prescriptive Play Therapy
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