This book introduces a neuro-sequential model of play therapy for traumatized children and integrates non-directive and directive approaches. Case studies provide clear examples and interventions help to provide a safe journey towards healing from trauma.
In Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach, the author codifies the process in her model, Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT). Integrating non-directive and directive approaches, this components-based model allows for the uniqueness of each child to be valued while providing a safe, systematic journey towards trauma resolution.
The FSPT model demystifies play-based trauma treatment by outlining the scope and sequence of post-traumatic play therapy and providing detailed guidance for clinicians at each step of the process. Dramatically demonstrates the process of healing in case histories drawn from fifteen years of clinical practice with traumatized children. Play Therapy with Traumatized Children addresses:
Creating a safe place for trauma processing.
Augmenting the child’s adaptive coping strategies and soothing his or her physiology.
Correcting the child’s cognitive distortions.
Ensuring that caregivers are facilitative partners in treatment.
Inviting gradual exposure to trauma content through play.
Creating developmentally sensitive trauma narratives.
Using termination to make positive meaning of the post-trauma self.
Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.1 in