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Play Therapy Book Tests

Art, Play, and Narrative Therapy: Using Metaphor to Enrich Your Clinical Practice

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Standard: $ 80.00

Moschini (2019) eloquently illustrated the numerous benefits of metaphor, story-telling, sandtray, and the use of art. She provided well-defined techniques that were easily understood for the novice to the seasoned play therapist. Additionally, she described the play therapy techniques thoroughly and offered visual representations to tap into auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning. The book also offers best practices for play therapists when considering treatment planning by evaluating the client’s response mode (e.g., visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or tactile), reaction (e.g., what they observe, what they are told, feelings in the body, and what they experience), and lastly, the learning process (e.g., feeling, listening, moving, and doing, Moschini, 2019; Table 1.1, p. 15). By considering these specific modes of communication a play therapist can better tailor not only the treatment plan, but the play therapy methods and modalities to work more effectively with youth clients. The creative use of art in both a group setting and individually to work on anger, grief, and loss is also addressed. Overall, this book is an easy read that is rooted in research, and supplies a plethora of hands-on techniques that are play therapy practice ready.

Play Therapy Primary Areas:

  • Skills & Methods

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the use of metaphors as a mode of communication to explain internal bothers in the form of external representations in a play therapy setting
  • Identify the impact of one’s developmental stage which also includes their relationships, identity formation, personality, moral development, and the deficits in development as a way to process presenting symptomology.
  • Compare the different theoretical orientation’s view of the use of creative arts in a play therapy setting with clients.
  • Demonstrate the power of therapeutic storytelling, myth, metaphors, and the characters in between that provide a less threatening way for client’s to explore their issues and try out new skills.
  • Utilize sandtray and the miniatures as way to process internal conflicts through external representations, which may also create a safe distance to the issue discussed.
  • Explains creative and art-based ways to effectively process anger and grief with loss in both an individual play therapy session and within the group process.


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Art, Play, and Narrative Therapy: Using Metaphor to Enrich Your Clinical Practice - Evaluation
Art, Play, and Narrative Therapy: Using Metaphor to Enrich Your Clinical Practice - Exam