ERIC Number: ED345185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship.
Landreth, Garry L.
Play therapy, described as a dynamic approach to counseling with children which allows the therapist to fully experience the child's world, is discussed in this book. These topics are presented: (1) the meaning of play, including functions of play and symbolic play; (2) history and development of play therapy, including psychoanalytic, release, relationship, and nondirective play therapy; (3) a view of children which discusses tenets for relating to children; (4) child-centered play therapy; (5) the play therapist; (6) the playroom and materials, including playroom location, size, toys, and characteristics; (7) the parent's part in the process; (8) beginning the relationship--the child's hour; (9) characteristics of facilitative responses; (1) therapeutic limit setting, including basic guidelines; (11) typical problems in play therapy; (12) issues in play therapy; (13) determining therapeutic process and termination; and (14) filial therapy--child-parent-relationship training using play therapy skills. Case studies of children who have these problems are included: pulling out hair; fearful and acting out behavior; terminal illness; manipulative behavior; and elective muteness. (ABL)
Descriptors: Children, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role, Play Therapy
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($32.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
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