Preface ix About the Editor xi Contributors xiii Part I Fundamentals of Play Therapy Practice 1 Chapter 1: Play Therapy: Basic Concepts and Practices 3 Julie Blundon Nash and Charles E. Schaefer Chapter 2: The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy 15 Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes Chapter 3: Playing It Safe: Ethical Issues in Play Therapy 27 Cynthia A. Reynolds and Laura J. Tejada Part II Major Theoretical Approaches 39 Psychodynamic Models 41 Chapter 4: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Play Therapy 43 Alan J. Levy Chapter 5: Jungian Analytical Play Therapy 61 Eric J. Green Chapter 6: Adlerian Play Therapy 87 Terry Kottman Chapter 7: Release Play Therapy 105 Heidi Gerard Kaduson Humanistic Models 127 Chapter 8: Child-Centered Play Therapy 129 Daniel S. Sweeney and Garry L. Landreth Chapter 9: Filial Therapy: Strengthening Family Relationships with the Power of Play 153 Rise VanFleet Chapter 10: Gestalt Play Therapy 171 Violet Oaklander Chapter 11: Experiential Play Therapy 187 Carol C. Norton and Byron E. Norton Systemic Models 205 Chapter 12: Family Play Therapy: Igniting Creative Energy, Valuing Metaphors, and Making Changes from the Inside Out 207 Eliana Gil Chapter 13: Group Play Therapy 227 Daniel S. Sweeney Chapter 14: Ecosystemic Play Therapy 253 Kevin O'Connor Emerging Models 273 Chapter 15: Theraplay: Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy 275 Evangeline Munns Chapter 16: Solution-Focused Play Therapy: Helping Children and Families Find Solutions 297 Donald R. Nims Chapter 17: Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy 313 Susan M. Knell Chapter 18: Narrative Play Therapy 329 Aideen Taylor de Faoite Chapter 19: Integrative Play Therapy 349 Athena A. Drewes Chapter 20: Prescriptive Play Therapy 365 Charles E. Schaefer Author Index 379 Subject Index 391
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.