Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life



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In the Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life, Dr. Lawrence Rubin brings together the voices and clinical experiences of dedicated clinical practitioners in the fields of play therapy and child life. This volume offers fresh insights and up-to-date research in the use of play with children, adolescents, and families in medical and health care settings. Chapters take a strength-based approach to clinical interventions across a wide range of health-related issues, including autism, trauma, routine medical care, pending surgeries both large and small, injury, immune deficiency, and more. Through its focus on the resiliency of the child, the power of play, and creative approaches to healing, this handbook makes visible the growing overlap and collaboration between the disciplines of play therapy and child life. Contributing authors below.

A wide variety of topics including Medical Play Therapy in a Variety of Settings, Preschoolers' Health Care Play, Caring for Children with Cystic Fibrosis, Play Therapy in Assisting Children with Medical Challenges, Play Therapy with Children with ASD and Chronic Illness, Fostering Resiliency through empowerment in kids with cancer, Medical Play for Adolescents with HIC, Role of Medical Play in Childhood Medical Trauma, Use of Medical Play with terminal illness in Children, and more will be a welcome tool for clinicans working in the medical field.


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