The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children – Eliana Gil

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Combining theory with a practical how-to approach, Gil reviews traditional play therapy techniques and describes methods designed to help children heal. With its valuable insights and practical guidance, this book is an essential resource for professionals who work with abused children.
This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in post-traumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution. Traditional techniques of play therapy are reviewed for their application to this population. Throughout, numerous therapeutic aids are described to enhance the child’s capacity to communicate verbally or symbolically. To help clinicians translate theory into daily practice, the book presents six detailed clinical vignettes that offer step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention in different situations of abuse or neglect.
Weight .76 lbs
Dimensions 9.12 × 6.34 × .7 in

Weight 0.76 lbs
Dimensions 9.12 × 6.34 × 0.7 in