School-Based Play Therapy


Drewes and Schaefer have compiled an A-Z guide on using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. Experts in the field offer approaches for specific populations. Innovative ideas are explained. This text includes information on how to use portable play kits and how to set up a play area. Additionally a guide to cognitive-behavioral play is provided that can be used with individuals as well as in groups.


Offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques in developing creative approaches to utilize the therapeutic powers of play in schools. The second edition includes coverage on how to implement a play therapy program in school settings; play-based prevention programs; individual play therapy approaches as well as group play; and play therapy with special populations, such as selectively mute, homeless, and autistic children.

In addition, nine new chapters have been added with new material covering cognitive-behavioral play therapy, trauma-focused group work, and training teachers to use play therapy.

Additional information

Weight 1.95 lbs
Dimensions 9.3 × 6.2 × 1.6 in