The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change 2nd Edition- Charles E. Schaefer, Athena A. Drewes
A practical look at how play therapy can promote mental health wellness in children and adolescents Look Inside the Book
Revised and expanded, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, Second Edition explores the powerful effects that play therapy has on different areas within a child or adolescent's life: communication, emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personal strengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes--renowned experts in the field of play therapy--discuss the different interventions and components of treatment that can move clients to change. Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying a wide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in each chapter for use in clinical practice, including: direct teaching; indirect teaching; self-expression; relationship enhancement; attachment formation; catharsis; stress inoculation; creative problem solving; self-esteem. Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoretical viewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for play and child therapists of all levels of experience and theoretical orientations.
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