Short-Term Play Therapy for Children

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Short-Term Play Therapy for Children

by Heidi Gerard Kaduson
Editor Charles E. Schaefer, Heidi Gerard Kaduson

Guilford Publications | August 17, 2006 | Hardcover

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This volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children''s healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for any clinician seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book provides effective methods for treating children struggling with such challenges as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and parental divorce. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and illustrated with richly detailed case examples. Featuring session-by-session guidelines, chapters demonstrate how to engage clients rapidly, develop appropriate treatment goals, and implement carefully structured brief interventions that yield lasting results.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 388 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in

Published: August 17, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853300

ISBN - 13: 9781593853303

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 16

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Short-Term Play Therapy for Children

by Heidi Gerard Kaduson
Editor Charles E. Schaefer, Heidi Gerard Kaduson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 388 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in

Published: August 17, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853300

ISBN - 13: 9781593853303

About the Book

The second edition of this successful title has been updated with 30 percent new material. Short-term approaches are essential in managed care, and this book includes case examples and step-by-step guides to techniques. The editors and contributors are top names in the field. Coverage encompasses a broad range of disorders: bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and more.

Table of Contents

I. Individual Play Therapy

1. Release Play Therapy for Children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,Heidi Gerard Kaduson

2. Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy for Children with Anxiety and Phobias,Susan M. KnellandMeena Dasari

3. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders,Scott Riviere

4. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Mood Disorders,Erik Newman

5. Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,Heidi Gerard Kaduson

II. Family Play Therapy

6. Short-Term Play Therapy for Adoptive Families: Facilitating Adjustment and Attachment with Filial Therapy,Risë VanFleet

7. Involving and Empowering Parents in Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children,Cheryl B. McNeil,Alisa B. Bahl,andAmy D. Herschell

8. Short-Term Family Sandplay Therapy,Lois Carey

9. Enhancing Play Therapy with Parent Consultation: A Behavioral/Solution-Focused Approach,Sandy MagnusonandHolly E. Shaw

III. Group Play Therapy

10. A Creative Play Therapy Approach to the Group Treatment of Young Sexually Abused Children,Loretta Gallo-Lopez

11. Group Sandtray Play Therapy,Linda B. Hunter

12. Short-Term Group Play Therapy for Children Whose Parents Are Divorcing,Wendy LudlowandMary K. Williams

13. The Use of Group Play Therapy for Children with Social Skills Deficits,Julie A. BlundonandCharles E. Schaefer

From the Publisher

This volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children''s healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for any clinician seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book provides effective methods for treating children struggling with such challenges as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and parental divorce. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and illustrated with richly detailed case examples. Featuring session-by-session guidelines, chapters demonstrate how to engage clients rapidly, develop appropriate treatment goals, and implement carefully structured brief interventions that yield lasting results.

About the Author

Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the Association for Play Therapy and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. Kaduson''s publications include The Playing Cure and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques (Volumes I, II, and III). Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

Editorial Reviews

""Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Second Edition," is the definitive book on the subject. If you are a mental health professional using play therapy with children, you need this book. If you are an elementary school counselor who has limited time, you need this book. If you are a professor teaching a class on advanced play therapy strategies or working with children on a time-limited basis, you need this book. It provides detailed, practical information about applying short-term play therapy with individual clients, families, and groups, with a wide variety of populations and issues."--Terry Kottman, PhD, The Encouragement Zone, Cedar Falls, Iowa "Play therapists should be well versed in effective short-term interventions for children for two reasons. First, children simply cannot afford to be in psychological distress for extended periods of time because of the negative impact this can have on their healthy development. Second, because of the financial and time constraints often imposed by third-party payers, the therapist needs to strive to make each session maximally beneficial. This book can be particularly effective in helping graduate students make the transition from traditional models of psychotherapy, which suggest open-ended treatment, to more focused models better suited to the developmental needs of children. It provides all mental health professionals with essential tools and strategies to help children make rapid gains in therapy in our ever more fast-pace
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