Title Directive Play Therapy
Subtitle Theories and Techniques
Author Elsa Soto Leggett, Jennifer N. Boswell
ISBN 9780826130655
List price USD 65.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 308
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Description:

Structured, therapist-led approaches to play therapy are becoming increasingly popular due to their time-limited nature and efficacy for such specific disorders as trauma and attachment issues. This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of numerous directive play therapy techniques and interventions that are empirically validated and can be adapted for use in clinical, school, group, and family settings. Designed for both students and practitioners, the text addresses the theoretical bases for these approaches and provides in-depth, practical guidance for their use.

The book describes how directive play therapies differ from nondirective therapies and illustrates best practices in using directive techniques. It examines such diverse approaches as cognitive behavioral, solution focused, sensorimotor, and the use of creative arts in play therapy. Each approach is covered in terms of its theoretical foundation, research basis, specific techniques for practice, and a case example. The text describes how to adapt directive play therapy techniques for use in various contexts, such as with families, in groups, and in schools. Helpful templates for treatment planning and case documentation are also included, making the book a valuable resource for both training courses and practicing professionals in play therapy, clinical mental health counseling, child counseling, school counseling, child and family social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical child psychology.

Key Features:

  • Delivers step-by-step guidance for using directive play therapy techniques--the first book to do so
  • Addresses theoretical basis, research support, and practical techniques for a diverse range of therapies
  • Covers varied settings and contexts including school, clinical, group, and family settings
  • Includes case studies
  • Provides templates for treatment planning and case documentation


Contents:

Contributors
Preface

Chapter 1. Directive Play Therapy (Elsa Soto Leggett and Jennifer N. Boswell): Overview of Directive Play TherapyToys and MaterialsPlay Therapy SkillsCultural Sensitivity

Chapter 2. Post-Jungian Directive Sandtray in Play Therapy (Elaine Wittmann): Jung’s Psychology • Jung Psychology and Children • Jungian Play Therapy • Origins of Sandtray Practices • The Process of Sandtray-Worldplay • Sandtray Materials • Directive Sandtray • Case Examples: Safe Place

Chapter 3. Solution-Focused Play Therapy (Elsa Soto Leggett): Solution-Focused Brief Therapy • Solution-Focused Play Therapy • SFPT Process • Research Support • Case Example: Daniel’s Story

Chapter 4. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Play Therapy (Karen Sullivan and Gael Thompson): Research Support • Integrating Play Therapy and EMDR Therapy • Case Example: Amy’s Story

Chapter 5. Directive Play Therapy Techniques in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Evette Horton and Donna Potter): Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Research Support • TF-CBT Techniques • Case Example: Joey’s Story

Chapter 6. Child Parent Relationship Theory (Jodie Elder): CPRT History • Filial Therapy Definition and Goals • Role of Therapist • CPRT Model • Research Support • Conclusion • Recommended Resources • Case Example: Sarah’s Story

Chapter 7. Creativity in Play Therapy Using Technology (Linda L. Autry): Research Support • Techniques • Creative Activities • Conclusion • Case Example: Dori’s Story

Chapter 8. Directive Filial Therapy Models With Very Young Children (Evette Horton, Donna Potter, and
Kelly Sullivan):
Directive Filial With Young Children • Training in ABC, CPP, and PCIT • Research Support • Filial Model Techniques • Case Example: Sophia’s Story

Chapter 9. Humanistic Sandtray Therapy With Children and Adults (Stephen A. Armstrong, Ryan D. Foster,
Tim Brown, and Joan Davis):
Humanistic Theory • Research Support • Humanistic Sandtray Therapy: Rationale and Clinical • Application • Conclusion • Case Example: Zoe’s Story

Chapter 10. Directive Approaches When Working With Parents (Jennifer N. Boswell): A Rationale for Using Parent Consultations • Methods and Techniques for Parent Involvement • Common Issues: Perceptions and Time Investment of Parent • Consultations • Case Example: The Story of Andrew and Ms. V

Appendix A: Directive Play Therapy
Appendix B: Directive Play Skills Feedback
Appendix C: Resources and Information

Index

About the Editors:

Elsa Soto Leggett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CSC, is an associate professor at the CACREP-accredited program in Counselor Education, University of Houston-Victoria, where she serves as the program coordinator of the Counselor Education Program. The current past president of the Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling, Dr. Leggett has also served as the president of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has contributed original research and book reviews to such peer-reviewed journals as The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Psychology in the Schools, The Family Journal, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and ACA Vistas, and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. She has contributed chapters to a wide range of books, including Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan; Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy; Innovative Career Counseling Interventions; Art and Creative Development for Young Children, 8th edition; Integrating the Expressive Arts Into Counseling Practice: Theory Based Interventions, ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling; and Critical Incidents in Counseling Children. Dr. Leggett has presented numerous workshops and talks to national and regional audiences on topics such as school counseling, directive play therapy, solution-focused counseling, and counseling children and youth.

 

Jennifer N. Boswell, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT, is an assistant professor at the CACREP-accredited program in Counselor Education, University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). A licensed professional counselor supervisor in Texas, she is also a registered play therapist. Dr. Boswell teaches a wide range of courses at UHV, including Counseling Techniques, Counseling Couples and Families, Introduction to Play Therapy, Child and Adolescent Counseling, and Program Evaluation. Her research focuses on play therapy, religious issues in counseling, counseling supervision, and engaging clients’ families in counseling. She is the assistant editor of Mentoring and Tutoring and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. Dr. Boswell has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in International Journal of Play Therapy, Journal of Counseling and Development, Professional Issues in Counseling, The Family Journal, Counseling and Values, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and Journal of Individual Psychology. She has made numerous presentations at national, regional, and state associations related to counseling, play therapy, education, and Adlerian psychology.

 

Target Audience:

A valuable resource for both training courses and practicing professionals in play therapy, clinical mental health counseling, child counseling, school counseling, child and family social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical child psychology.

 

 
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