Play Therapy , 2nd Edition

Author
By Kate Wilson, BA(Oxon), DipSWK(Sussex) and Virginia Ryan, BA(summa cum laude), PhD
ISBN
9780702027710
Publication Date
14-02-2006
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· Principles and background to the development of non-directive play therapy as a therapeutic method
· An updated theoretical framework for this approach, including symbolic play and its role in therapy
· Essential assessment, planning and practice issues and skills
· Working with children and their families systematically
· Play therapy in statutory settings
· Presenting therapeutic material in court proceedings
This highly readable book provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical guide to non-directive play therapy, which is an effective and ethically sound method of helping troubled children and adolescents with their emotional difficulties. It draws extensively on case material to guide practitioners through the intricacies of establishing and practising this therapeutic approach.

Key Features
  • Principles and background to the development of non-directive play therapy as a therapeutic method
  • An updated theoretical framework for this approach, including symbolic play and its role in therapy
  • Essential assessment, planning and practice issues and skills
  • Working with children and their families systematically
  • Play therapy in statutory settings
  • Presenting therapeutic material in court proceedings
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780702027710
Author Informaiton By Kate Wilson, BA(Oxon), DipSWK(Sussex), Professor of Social Work, Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, UK and Virginia Ryan, BA(summa cum laude), PhD, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Director MA/Diploma in Non-directive Play Therapy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, UK
Pp Authortext Wilson & Ryan
New to this Edition This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate recent theory, research and practice developments. New issues addressed include: additional considerations when working with children in statutory settings, the integration of attachment theory within the book's Piagetian framework, using drawing, structured exercises and role play within a non-directive approach, and working with a wide variety of children's and adolescents' concerns.
Published Reviews ...interested nurses might find it (the book) a useful introduction to the NDPT (Non-directive play therapy) approach.
Marilyn Diosi
RCN Primary Health Care, June 2006, Volume 16, Number 5
Table of Content Child Therapy and Non-directive Play Therapy. Symbolic Play: Its Role in Mental Development and Play Therapy. The Process of Play Therapy. Assessment and Planning for Play Therapy. Emotional/Social Development and Play Therapy . Practice Skills and Issues. Working with Children in Statutory Settings . References
Imprint Bailliere Tindall
Publication Date 14-02-2006
Pages 300
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