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Partners in play : an Adlerian approach to play therapy

Terry Kottman (Author), Kristin Meany-Walen (Author), American Counseling Association (Issuing body)
"Play therapy expert Terry Kottman and her colleague Kristin Meany-Walen provide a comprehensive update to this spirited and fun text on integrating Adlerian techniques into play therapy. After an introduction to the basics of the approach and the concepts of Individual Psychology, the stages of Adlerian play therapy are outlined through step-by-step instructions, detailed treatment plans, an ongoing case study, and numerous vignettes. Readers will learn straightforward methods for building a relationship with a child and exploring the child s intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics, as well as ways to help the child gain insight into his or her behavioral patterns and develop new interactional skills. In addition to presenting up-to-date information on trends in play therapy, this latest edition emphasizes the current climate of evidence-based treatment and includes a new chapter on conducting research in play therapy." -- Back cover
Print Book, English, 2016
Third edition View all formats and editions
American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA, 2016
xix, 404 pages ; 24 cm
9781556203527, 1556203527
So, what is play therapy and why should we care?
How on earth can you combine Adlerian theory with play therapy
What is up with this kid? using Adlerian concepts to understand children
Consulting with parents and teachers? oh dear!
Where do I begin? building an egalitarian relationship with the child
Just say "yes!" just say "no!"? encouraging and limiting
Who is this kid, and how did he get this way? exploring the child's lifestyle
What do I do with all this information? developing Adlerian lifestyle conceptualizations and treatment plans
Lion and tigers and bears, oh my! helping the child gain insight
How can I wind it down and wrap it up? reorienting-reeducating
Who me? conduct research?