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Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Paperback / softback Book


Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame.

Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs.

Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided.

Chapters demonstrate ways to rapidly build alliances with children, adolescents, and their caregivers; plan treatment for frequently encountered clinical problems; and get the most out of play materials and techniques. New to This EditionIncorporates the latest research and clinical developments. Chapters on additional approaches: Theraplay, combined art and play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, child-parent relationship therapy, Floortime, and more. Chapters on additional clinical problems: grief, sexual behavior problems, and autism spectrum disorder.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Paediatric medicine
  • ISBN: 9781462527847



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