This rich resource provides:
- A thorough introduction to the theory and guiding principles underlying child-centered play therapy
- Skill guidance including structuring sessions, tracking, empathy, responding to children’s questions, and role-play
- Effective ways of determining what limits to set in the playroom and how to set them in a therapeutically effective manner
- Clear methods for monitoring children’s progress through stages as well as external measures of progress
- Practical guidance in adjunct therapist tasks such as playroom set-up, documentation, ending therapy, and working with parents, teachers, and principals
Endorsed by Louise Guerney—a founding child-centered play therapy figure who developed the skills-based methods covered in this book—Child-Centered Play Therapy comprehensively and realistically introduces practitioners to the child-centered approach to play therapy and addresses how to incorporate the approach into schools, agencies, or private practice.