Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Third Edition


Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame. Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child`s needs. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided. Chapters demonstrate ways to rapidly build alliances with children, adolescents, and their caregivers; plan treatment for frequently encountered clinical problems; and get the most out of play materials and techniques.


New to This Edition:

-Incorporates the latest research and clinical developments.
-Chapters on additional approaches: Theraplay, combined art and play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, child-parent relationship therapy, Floortime, and more.
-Chapters on additional clinical problems: grief, sexual behavior problems, and autism spectrum disorder.

Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 8.9 × 6. × 1 in