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Play Therapy

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""Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. This book is the only one of its kind with more than 200 therapeutic activities specifically designed for working with children and teenagers within the healthcare system. It provides evidence-based, age-appropriate activities for interventions that promote coping. The activities target topics such as separation anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, death, isolation, and pain. Mental health practitioners will appreciate its ""cookbook"" format, with quickly read and implemented activities.""--Provided by publisher.

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by Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S This book is a resource and guidebook for both new and seasoned clinicians who are working with children and families. Readers will not only learn “tricks of the trade” (and there are lots in this book) but will also receive valuable and current information about mental health issues, risk factors, and the impact of the child’s difficulties on the parent-child relationship. Play Therapy covers childhood mental health challenges such as: ADHD — Anxiety — Autism — Disruptive Behavior Disorders — Depression — OCD — PTSD — Trauma — Self-Esteem — Social Skills Play Therapy is filled with dozens of powerful play techniques adapted for use in individual, family, and group therapy, for schools, and at home. Inside you’ll find: Hands on Activities Printable Worksheets Expressive and Creative Arts Dynamic Therapeutic Games Puppet Play Guided Imagery Parent-Child Interventions Tips for Parents & Teachers

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Book annotation not available for this title.Title: No-Talk Therapy for Children and AdolescentsAuthor: Straus, Martha B.Publisher: W W Norton & Co IncPublication Date: 1999/01/01Number of Pages: 242Binding Type: HARDCOVERLibrary of Congress: 98044978

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