Child-Centered Play Therapy

$39.00

This book presents therapeutic principles and techniques that use non-directive interventions, allowing children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Also covered is information on how to handle challenging behaviors and effect strategies for collaborating with parents.

Description

Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on non-directive interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children’s play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.