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Family Play Therapy : Child Therapy Series - Charles Schaefer

Family Play Therapy

Child Therapy Series

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Published: 1st October 1994
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Family play therapy and play therapy need not be exclusionary. The two approaches actually can enhance and enrich each other. While each therapist ultimately will use his or her own ideas in the critical combining of both methods, Family Play Therapy offers various possibilities and as such, helps therapists to help their family patients to be readily engaged in treatment and to experience therapy as a fun, inclusive, transforming time together.

The good news of Family Play Therapy is that dysfunctional family patterns can be altered and children can be extricated from 'problem' roles by the wise melding of various family therapy and play therapy techniques. Mental health professionals will be enlightened, intrigued, and, hopefully, stimulated by this timely and sage text edited by Charles Schaefer and Lois Carey. This large collection of chapters by practitioners from many fields offers creative therapeutic styles that will educate and empower therapists to be more innovative in their work with children and families whatever their training and experience. -- Emily Marlin, M.S.W. This book provides the missing, crucial link to unite child and family therapy. It gives family therapists practical information about using play therapy techniques, and offers play therapists a rationale and guidelines for including families in a child's therapy sessions. This is a much-needed text that promises to make a major impact on the practice of both child and family therapy. -- Nancy Boyd Webb, D.S.W.

Contributors
Preface
Family Play Therapy: History, Theory, and Convergencep. 3
Family Puppet Interviewp. 21
A Diagnostic Technique for Assessment of Parent-Child and Family Interaction Patterns: The Family Puppet Techniquep. 35
Playroom Setting for Diagnostic Family Interviewsp. 49
Interviewing Families with Children: Guidelines and Suggestionsp. 57
The Collaborative Drawing Techniquep. 71
Young Children and Play in Object Relations Family Therapyp. 79
Play with Young Children in Family Therapy: An Extension of the Therapist's Holding Capacityp. 87
Treatment with Child and Mother in the Playroomp. 99
Unlocking the Family Secret in Family Play Therapyp. 107
Child Relationship Enhancement: Family Therapy and Parent Educationp. 127
Family Play Therapy as an Effective Tool in Child Psychiatryp. 139
An Integrative Approach to Working with Troubled Children and Their Familiesp. 147
The Family Life Cycle: A Framework for Understanding Family Development and Play in Family Therapyp. 165
Play Therapy: A Paradigm for Work with Familiesp. 185
Family Sandplay Therapyp. 205
Family Art Psychotherapyp. 221
Psychodramatic Methods in Family Therapyp. 235
Kinetic Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Familiesp. 247
The Parent-Child Activity Group: Using Activities to Work with Children and Their Families in Residential Treatmentp. 259
Child-Directed Interaction: Family Play Therapy for Developmentally Delayed Preschoolersp. 271
Creating a Family: An Integrated Expressive Approach to Adoptionp. 293
Creditsp. 313
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781568211503
ISBN-10: 1568211503
Series: Child Therapy Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.1  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.68