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ERIC Number: ED491824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 375
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5330-0ISBN-978-1-5938-5330-3
Short-Term Play Therapy for Children. Second Edition
Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed.
Guilford Publications
Now in a thoroughly revised and updated second edition, this volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for clinicians working within managed care and all those seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book describes effective methods for individual, family, and group treatment of children struggling with specific disorders and life challenges. Featured are detailed, session-by-session guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse techniques to life. In the second edition, all chapters have been updated, some with new authors, and five new chapters have been added on bipolar disorder, PTSD, family and group sand play, and parent training approaches. This book is organized into three sections. The first section, Individual Play Therapy, contains the following chapters: (1) Release Play Therapy for Children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Heidi Gerard Kaduson); (2) Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety and Phobias (Susan M. Knell and Meena Dasari); (3) Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Scott Riviere); (4) Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Mood Disorders (Erik Newman); and (5) Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Heidi Gerard Kaduson). The second section, Family Play Therapy, contains the following chapters: (6) Short-Term Play Therapy for Adoptive Families: Facilitating Adjustment and Attachment with Filial Therapy (Rise VanFleet); (7) Involving and Empowering Parents in Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children (Cheryl B. McNeil, Alisa B. Bahl, and Amy D. Herschell); (8) Short-Term Family Sandplay Therapy (Lois Carey);and (9) Enhancing Play Therapy with Parent Consultation: A Behavioral/Solution-Focused Approach (Sandy Magnuson and Holly E. Shaw). The final section, Group Play Therapy, contains the following chapters: (10) A Creative Play Therapy Approach to the Group Treatment of Young Sexually Abused Children (Loretta Gallo-Lopez); (11) Group Sandtray Play Therapy (Linda B. Hunter); (12) Short-Term Group Play Therapy for Children Whose Parents Are Divorcing (Wendy Ludlow and Mary K. Williams); and (13) The Use of Group Play Therapy for Children with Social Skills Deficits (Julie A. Blundon and Charles E. Schaefer). [This book was published by Guilford Publications. For the first edition of "Short-Term Play Therapy for Children," see ED438493.]
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Language: English
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