Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy: Theory and Practice

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Published USA, 2013
In this book, Dottie Higgins-Klein reveals how play therapy can provide a 'healing stillness' to allow children to work through traumatic experiences. Her book presents a framework for helping children through play therapy within the context of their families. Rather than separating children from their family members, who often are their closest and most powerful sources of support, this therapy works to heal children by, in part, strengthening these familial bonds. This experience-based therapeutic model derives from the essential teachings of traditional family therapy and play therapy modalities, and draws from mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, early childhood development and family dynamics to present the most effective techniques.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Early Childhood Development and Interpersonal Neurobiology
Intake, Four-Segment Evaluation and Special Considerations
The Six Stages of Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy
The Language and Metaphors of Play Therapy
Family Therapy in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy
Parent Education and Mindful Parenting
Weaving It All Together: Child Development

Dottie Higgins-Klein is a practitioner and supervisor of marriage and family therapy and play therapy.
Hardback. 334 pages