Counseling Families: Play-based Treatment by Eric GreenCounseling Families: Play-based Treatment by Eric Green

Counseling Families: Play-based Treatment

EditorEric Green

Paperback | October 29, 2015

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Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment offers an engaging and practical integration of expressive arts and play therapy within family counseling. Building upon the most current research in family counseling, this volume presents new and humanistic approaches of family play therapy, including family-based cognitive behavioral therapy, family theraplay, and filial therapy. Application of these methods is explored with children and families affected by autism, divorce, and trauma. Essential coverage of the ethics of family play therapy as well as the therapist's own self-care is also included in this comprehensive and valuable resource. Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment provides clinicians and family counselors with an integrative and effective model of family counseling that will help children and families understand and develop their mental health needs.
Eric J. Green, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, is associate professor of school counseling in the College of Education at Purdue University. Jennifer N. Baggerly is professor of counseling at the University of North Texas-Dallas. Amie C. Myrick, LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor.
Title:Counseling Families: Play-based TreatmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9 × 5.92 × 0.64 inPublished:October 29, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442244151

ISBN - 13:9781442244153

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Family Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Janine ShelbyChapter 2: Family Theraplay Evangeline Munns and Catherine MunnsChapter 3: Incorporating Parents into Young Children's Psychotherapy: Filial TherapyGlade Topham and Risë Van FleetChapter 4: Psyche and System: Jungian Family Play Counseling Mary Anne ParéChapter 5: Adlerian Family Play Therapy Kristin Meany Whalen and Terry KottmanChapter 6: Play-Based Psychometric Assessment and Treatment Planning with Families Christine Koehler, Brittany Wilson, and Jennifer BaggerlyChapter 7: Family Play Therapy with Children Affected by AutismRobert Jason GrantChapter 8: Play Therapy with Children in Divorced or Blended FamiliesJennifer Baggerly and Eric GreenChapter 9: Integrative Family Play Counseling with Children Affected by TraumaSueann Kenny-NoziscaChapter 10: Supervision of Play Therapists Conducting Family TherapyLinda Homeyer and Marshall Lyles Chapter 11: Tempered in the Fire: Self-Care and Mindfulness in Preventing Clinical Burnout Rosalind Heiko

Editorial Reviews

As the cover illustrates, Green, Baggerly and Myrick have created a heartfelt volume to inform and guide students and practitioners through family counseling's current landscape. The sections of the book provide an excellent framework for surveying contemporary approaches to play in family counseling, examine meaningful play-based family assessment strategies, and explore clinical issues families are navigating, such as autism, blended families and sexual abuse. The authors discuss ethical considerations in supervision, including the vital issue of recognizing limits to the scope of practice in conducting play-based family counseling.  They cover important models of supervision and emphasize flexibility and creativity in the supervisory process.  Lastly, the authors devote time to promoting the importance of reflection and self-care for practitioners, applying archetypes to investigate and chronicle our professional development. The inclusive scope of Counseling Families makes it an excellent choice for beginning and seasoned practitioners to learn contemporary, integrative approaches to joining the power of play with family counseling.