Going beyond traditional play therapy, this innovative book presents a range of evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches that incorporate play as a key element.
It is grounded in the latest knowledge about the importance of play in child development.
Leading experts describe effective strategies for addressing a wide variety of clinical concerns, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety, parent-child relationship issues, trauma, and autism.
The empirical support for each approach is summarized and clinical techniques are illustrated.
The book also discusses school-based prevention programs that utilize play to support children's learning and social-emotional functioning.