Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on non-directive interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children's play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.
Play Therapy Primary Areas:
Seminal / Historically Significant Theories
Skills and Methods
Explain the background and relevance of CCPT.
Discuss CCPT Techniques and playroom logistics.
Describe how to appropriately involve parents and school personnel.
Recite the appropriate ways to handle and document touch in CCPT.
Discuss studies which show empirical support for CCPT and FT.