Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship


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Published USA, 2012 (3rd edition)
This landmark, award-winning text is now in its third edition. It is rare in its scope, including a historical, theoretical and practical how-to approach to play therapy. It provides invaluable insights into the child's world and the therapeutic power of play within the context of the child-therapist relationship. This is an essential text for an introductory play therapy course. Guidelines, transcripts and case examples are provided for governing sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship. The updated edition includes an expanded chapter on short-term play therapy and new sections on supervising play therapists and multicultural principles.

The Meaning of Play
Child-Centred Play Therapy
The Playroom and Materials
Characteristics of Facilitative Responses
Therapeutic Limit Setting
Typical Problems in Play Therapy
Intensive and Short-Term Play Therapy

Garry Landreth is a Regents Professor in the Department of Counselling at the University of North Texas, USA.
Hardback. 422 pages

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