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Title Empirically based play interventions for children / edited by Linda A. Reddy, Rutgers University, Tara M. Files-Hall, Private Practice, and Charles E. Schaefer, Center for Psychological Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Edition Second edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016
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Description 1 online resource ( xii, 296 pages)
Contents I. Empirically based play prevention interventions -- II. Empirically based play interventions for internalizing disorders -- III. Empirically based play interventions for externalizing disorders -- IV. Empirically based play interventions for developmental disorders and other models -- V. Final comments
Summary "Play is a universal form of communication for children that promotes healthy cognitive, language, physical, and social development. Incorporating play into child therapy can therefore help children who are having difficulties in one or more of these developmental areas. For more than 70 years, play therapy has been recognized as an effective method for targeting specific behaviors and competencies to help children communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and to refine their current skills and learn new ones. This book is a comprehensive reference for clinicians and researchers that provides well-established, theoretically-based, and flexible interventions--both directive and nondirective--to meet the growing and diverse needs of today's children and families. This updated edition presents new research on play therapy treatment models and agents that have shown significant promise in treating a variety of child disorders--including autism. Authors also consider implementation issues arising from new mental health policies and initiatives, including integrated health care systems and the Affordable Care Act. Each chapter is carefully organized to include the theoretical basis and objectives of various innovative play interventions, key treatment ingredients and processes, and recommendations for replication and transportability to other settings. Detailed vignettes illustrate how these interventions can be used in clinical practice"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Play therapy.
Play Therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Reddy, Linda A., editor
Files-Hall, Tara M., editor
Schaefer, Charles E., editor
ISBN 9781433820397 (hardcover)
1433820390 (hardcover)