Foundations of Play Therapy by Charles E. Schaefer

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The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised

Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents.

Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including:

Narrative play therapy

Solution-focused play therapy

Experiential play therapy

Release play therapy

Integrative play therapy

Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy

Child-centered play therapy

Gestalt play therapy

Family play therapy

Cognitive behavioral play therapy

Prescriptive play therapy

Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.


About Charles E. Schaefer

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Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He is cofounder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy. He is also the founder and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer has written or edited over fifty-five professional books, many on the topic of play therapy.
Published March 31, 2011 by Wiley. 419 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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