Essential Play Therapy Techniques: Time-Tested Approaches
By Charles E. Schaefer and Donna Cangelosi
This book presents 58 play therapy techniques that draw from multiple theoretical orientations. Each chapter includes a historical perspective, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, a review of the empirical findings, and an overview of its application to specific childhood difficulties and disorders. The book enables the therapist to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and incorporate them into practice.
- Explore hundreds of play therapy techniques, which have been grouped into the following broad categories: Toy and Object Play, Metaphors and Storytelling, Role Play, Creative Arts, Imagery and Fantasy, Game Play and Other Techniques.
- Learn the various types of play, including understanding historical roots, the rationale, empirical support and application to specific childhood difficulties and disorders.
- Be able to determine which techniques are appropriate for a particular child or group and incorporate them into practice.