ERIC Number: ED403520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy.
In response to increasing concern about the mental health of young children, the field of play therapy is expanding rapidly. This book explains the principles of Adlerian therapy and offers step-by-step instructions on how to integrate these concepts and techniques into the practice of play therapy. Ideas are presented on how to build an egalitarian relationship with the client and how to teach the child new skills for relating and interacting with others. It provides information on the types of toys necessary for play therapy and how to set limits in the playroom. Additionally, this book offers suggestions for effective consultation with teachers and parents and how to keep them involved in the play therapy process. The chapters are as follows: (1) Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy; (2) Overview of Adlerian Theory (Individual Psychology); (3) Overview of Play Therapy; (4) Consulting with Parents and Teachers; (5) Building an Egalitarian Relationship with the Child; (6) Encouraging; (7) Setting Limits; (8) Understanding Goals of Discouraged Children; (9) Exploring the Child's Life-Style; (10) Helping the Child Gain Insight; (11) Reorienting/Reeducating. Includes Children's Life-Style Questions for Parents and Life-Style Questions for Children. Five appendices present: (1) an annotated bibliography on Adlerian play therapy; (2) selected references on play therapy; (3) children's life-style questions for parents; (4) life-style questions for children; and (5) an exercise on kinetic drawing. Contains 150 references. (LSR)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Life Style, Mental Health, Parent Participation, Play Therapy, Playground Activities, School Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship, Toys
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandira, VA 22304-3300 (Order Number 72589, $27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.