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Profiles of Play : Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play Therapy - Saralea Chazan

Profiles of Play

Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play Therapy

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Written by a leading child psychologist, this clearly written and practical book provides a template for interpreting change and meaning in children's lives through play activity. It shows how each child's pattern of play has a distinct profile of measurable features. These can be identified - and can be used to assess the child's development.

Introduction: Observing play activity -- Principles of play -- Play activity and the representational world of the child -- The role of play activity in child psychotherapy -- Identifying play activity: Segmentation -- Descriptive analysis of play activity -- revisiting Johnny, Jane and Tom: descriptive analysis -- 1. Structural analysis of play activity -- 2. The adaptive player -- Adaptive strategies used by the child at play -- 3. The conflicted player -- Conflicted strategies used by the child at play -- 4. The rigid/ polarized player -- Rigid/ Polarized defensive strategies used by the child at play -- 5. The extremely anxious/ isolated player -- Defensive-coping strategies used by the extremely anxious/ isolated child -- 6. Play activity, the player and development of the self -- The function of play and playfulness -- Distinguishing reality from fantasy -- Coping/ Defensive play strategies and the child's emerging sense of self -- Coping/ defensive play strategies and the emergence of psychic reality -- Profiles of play as a measure for observation of a child's development.

ISBN: 9781846423161
ISBN-10: 1846423163
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th January 2002
Edition Number: 1