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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published books in the subject of Play Therapy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy

    Toward Empirically Supported Practice

    By Sandra Walker Russ

    Child psychotherapy is in a state of transition. On the one hand, pretend play is a major tool of therapists who work with children. On the other, a mounting chorus of critics claims that play therapy lacks demonstrated treatment efficacy. These complaints are not invalid. Clinical research has...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Play Therapy Today

    Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers

    Edited by Eileen Prendiville, Justine Howard

    Play Therapy Today brings together the work of renowned practitioners and academics currently working and researching in therapeutic play and play therapy, and presents a range of ground-breaking methods for practising with groups, individuals, and parents and carers. Providing an overview of new...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Group Play Therapy

    A Dynamic Approach

    By Daniel S. Sweeney, Jennifer Baggerly, Dee C. Ray

    Group Play Therapy presents an updated look at an effective yet underutilized therapeutic intervention. More than just an approach to treating children, group play therapy is a life-span approach, undergirded by solid theory and, in this volume, taking wings through exciting techniques. Drawing on...

    Published January 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Smiles Are Everywhere

    Integrating Clown-Play into healthcare practice

    By Bernie Warren, Peter Spitzer

    The role of humour, laughter and play in healthcare and wellbeing is a hot topic. Smiles are Everywhere: Integrating clown-play into healthcare practice is a practical handbook aimed primarily at healthcare professionals and those working in healthcare settings who wish to bring play and humour...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Essence of Play

    A Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People

    By Justine Howard, Karen McInnes

    A unique companion to professional play practice! All play professionals are united in their belief that play is important for children’s development – and there are inherent characteristics of play that underpin professional play practice across contexts. Providing an overarching concept of play,...

    Published January 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

    One Hundred Years After 'Little Hans'

    Edited by Karen E. Baker, Jerrold R. Brandell

    Since Freud’s publication of 'Little Hans', advances in psychoanalytic technique and theory have transformed our clinical work with children. Individuals including Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott have influenced psychoanalytic play therapy and broadened the scope of practice with...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

    Transforming lives through telling tales

    Edited by Nicola Grove

    This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Play Therapy Book & DVD Bundle

    By Garry L. Landreth

    This package combines Garry Landreth's bestselling textbook, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, 3rd Edition with a 50-minute video demonstration of Landreth working with a young girl in Child Centered Play Therapy: A Clinical Session. The DVD shows Landreth in a complete, unscripted play...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Child Centered Play Therapy

    A Clinical Session

    By Garry L. Landreth

    Bring Garry Landreth into your classroom and let him demonstrate CCPT in action! This DVD is a perfect complement to Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, giving students, instructors, supervisors, and practitioners visual reinforcement of the material presented in the text. It shows a...

    Published March 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Edited by Loretta Gallo-Lopez, Lawrence C. Rubin

    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 clincians how to integrate...

    Published February 3rd 2012 by Routledge