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Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
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…
Descriptors: Play, Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Guidelines
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Baggerly, Jennifer; Abugideiri, Salma Elkadi – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
This article describes Sunni Muslims' view of death, mourning and burial rituals, and accepted healing practices. Interventions for addressing death with Muslim children, group counseling, play therapy, and community outreach are discussed. A case study of interventions for coping with a preschool Muslim boy's death is provided.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preschool Children, Grief, Muslims
Swan, Karrie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
A growing disparity between the mental health needs of children and their lack of treatment served as the basis of this study. To address this existent gap, I proposed that child-centered play therapy (CCPT), a holistic treatment that fosters children's emotional, developmental, and social growth would serve as a viable treatment. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Intervention, Maintenance, Play Therapy
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Parker, Natasha; O'Brien, Patrick – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This paper proposes that play therapy can be an appropriate intervention in working with children with autism in schools especially when working with children who have little in the way of social skills and poor communication. It proposes that play therapy may offer school counsellors opportunities that the more cognitive therapies do not. Through…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Young Children, Males
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Rakesh, Annuradha; H, Uma; Srinath, Shoba – Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2010
Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child's natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity that is given to the child to "play out" his/her feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual "talks out" his difficulties. Children use play to express feelings and thoughts.…
Descriptors: Grief, Play, Fantasy, Conflict
Shott, Elizabeth F.; Warren, Mary Ellen – Zero to Three (J), 2011
Infant mental health specialists are increasingly expected to treat complex mental health disorders in very young children. Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder which can lead to functional impairment across home, preschool, and community settings. The authors share their experiences with Keylah, a preschooler with significant social anxiety…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health, Communication Disorders, Preschool Children
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Vavreck, Sarah; Esposito, Judy – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
The focus of this paper is on responses from fifth grade peer tutors who were trained to use child-centered play therapy language during tutoring sessions with kindergarteners. The focus of this project was to identify academic and social/emotional benefits of participating in the program. Results indicated that participation in the program…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Play Therapy, Peer Teaching, Grade 5
Gallo-Lopez, Loretta, Ed.; Rubin, Lawrence C., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders" explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clinicians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a…
Descriptors: Play, Early Intervention, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
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Birch, Jennifer; Carmichael, Karla D. – Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 2009
Counselors working with children employ a variety of therapeutic techniques and tools from various theoretical models. One of these tools, drawing, is increasingly being implemented into play therapy. The purpose of this paper is to briefly review Jungian theoretical approaches as they pertain to drawing techniques within the counseling session.
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Children, Counseling Techniques, Freehand Drawing
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Ray, Dee C.; Armstrong, Stephen A.; Warren, E. Scott; Balkin, Richard S. – Professional School Counseling, 2005
When elementary school counselors have a solid developmental understanding of children, play therapy might be one counseling intervention that they use with their students. Landreth (2002) has promoted the use of play therapy in schools by explaining that its objective is to help children get ready to profit from what teachers have to offer. Play…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Schools
Schaefer, Charles E., Ed.; Gerard Kaduson, Heidi, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object-relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play…
Descriptors: Family Problems, Sexual Abuse, Natural Disasters, Mexican Americans
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Shen, Yih-Jiun – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2008
The reasons for elementary and secondary school counselors' use or nonuse of play therapy were surveyed with 239 Texas public school counselors. Play therapy users applied the approach because of intervention advantages, counselor's philosophy, counselor's rewarding counseling outcomes, convincing empirical data, and the support of clients'…
Descriptors: Play, School Counselors, Therapy, Play Therapy
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McBrayer, Rachel H.; Chibbaro, Julia S. – Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 2012
School counselors are master jugglers and must assume a variety of roles and tasks in order to be successful. Despite common misconceptions, Play Therapy is not for exclusive use with younger children. In fact, adolescents can also benefit from its unique properties. One integrated technique that could prove to be especially helpful with middle…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Psychotherapy, School Counselors, Middle School Students
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Ji, Yuanhong; Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Kranz, Peter L. – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
This article describes a number of important issues to consider in play therapy with Japanese children. They include the waiting room and playroom decor, toys, and other materials, as well as terminology that are commonly used in Japan. The layout of the small and large playrooms, use of the "Wa-Shitsu" (a traditional Japanese room…
Descriptors: Play, Children, Foreign Countries, Play Therapy
McGee, Lola V. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy as an intervention when the client and the counselor do not speak the same language. The participants of the study were 34 Spanish-speaking children of Hispanic descent ranging in age from 4 to 8 who were referred to counseling for exhibiting…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Behavior Problems, Speech Communication, Play
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