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ERIC Number: ED421830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 0
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-156-2
Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children. [Videotape]
Gil, Eliana
This 40-minute instructional video illustrates the unique benefits of play therapy for children who have been physically or sexually abused. It describes how play activities fit into the reparative process and provides helpful pointers for practice. The uses of art supplies, the sandtray, puppets, dollhouse, masks, and more are highlighted. Illustrated throughout by children's evocative paintings, drawings, and play, the program explores: (1) the benefits of different activities for articulating children's inner experience; (2) themes to look for in the play and artwork of children who have been abused; (3) how to balance directive and nondirective approaches; and (4) helping children feel safe in the therapy setting. A companion manual amplifies themes presented in the video, including, definitions and types of child abuse, the continuum of impact of abuse, symptomatology, assessment, theoretical approaches, resilience, environmental factors and systemic responses, play therapy, rapport building, setting a context for therapy, directive and nondirective approaches in play therapy, the selection of toys and props, and specific therapy techniques, including art therapy, sand therapy, puppets, dollhouses, and courtroom replicas. The manual also provides resource lists for students and practitioners. (Contains 40 references.) (CR)
Guilford Publications, Inc., 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; World Wide Web: http://www. (video and accompanying manual, $95).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A