Implementing Play Therapy with Groups: Contemporary Issues in Practice

Editor : Clair Mellenthin, Editor : Robert Jason Grant, Editor : Jessica Stone

Implementing Play Therapy with Groups: Contemporary Issues in Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : December 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 244
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 96177
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367556563
  • ISBN 10 : 0367556561

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Implementing Play Therapy with Groups is a new and innovative edited book bringing together experts from across the field of play therapy to explore how to facilitate group play therapy across challenging settings, diagnoses, and practice environments. Applying theoretical and empirical information to address treatment challenges, each chapter focuses on a specific treatment issue and explores ways the reader can implement group work within their play therapy work. Chapters also provide contemporary evidence-based clinical information in providing group therapy with specific populations such as working with children who have been exposed to violence, trauma, adoption, foster care, those who are chronically medically fragile, and more.

This book will bring awareness to, and provide easily implemented play therapy knowledge and interventions for, child and family therapists who work in a range of settings including schools, hospitals, residential treatment centers, and community mental health settings.

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"Most people love the feelings of belonging and acceptance that come with being a member of a group. What a better approach to help people of all ages make connections with others and learn more about themselves in the process! This timely book emphasizes the importance of group play therapy and the power of working together. The various authors present a wide variety of experiential group activities that serve a multitude of populations. You’re sure to find activities to enhance your practice and learn more about Group Play Therapy!" - Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S, owner K.I.D.Z. Inc.

"Wow! This book you have in your hands covers so much information about group play therapy. The book provides information about the basics of group play therapy: who, why, where, and how, along with an overview of important ethical considerations. AND there’s more…the editors have gathered well-grounded authors who have demonstrated expertise in a plethora of approaches to group play therapy, and these authors have written fascinating chapters about a variety of applications of group play therapy, across a rich collection of settings and populations. If you want to work with clients using the modality of group play therapy, you need this book." - Terry Kottman, PhD, RPT-S, LMHC, founder and director, League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists.

About the Editor(s)

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is an international speaker, author, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Clair is the author of the bestselling book Attachment Centered Play Therapy. She is the director of Child & Adolescent Services at Wasatch Family Therapy in Utah.

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Robert Jason Grant, EdD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, and creator of AutPlay (R) Therapy. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Play Therapy and is an accomplished autism author, advocate, and trainer.

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Jessica Stone, PhD, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray (R) (c). She is also an author, innovator, and speaker specializing in the therapeutic use of digital tools in therapy.

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