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Play Therapy with Adolescents


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Chapter 1 An Introduction to Play Therapy with Adolescents Chapter 2 Adolescent Sand Tray Therapy Chapter 3 Theraplay with Adolescents Chapter 4 Activity Filial Therapy with Adolescents Chapter 5 Transitional Objects in Play Therapy with Adolescents Chapter 6 Drama Therapy with Adolescents Chapter 7 Adolescent Play Therapy from a Non-Directive Stance Chapter 8 Play Therapy Techniques to Engage Adolescents Chapter 9 The Use of Poetry in Play Therapy with Adolescents Chapter 10 Metaphorical Thinking with Adolescents Chapter 11 Adolescents in Foster Care: Grounded Play Therapy Chapter 12 Therapy Making Use of "Games of Rapport" and "Games of Courtesy" and "Good Habits" Chapter 13 Play in the Therapy of Adolescents with Eating Disorders Chapter 14 Group Therapy for Adolescents with Anger Problems Chapter 15 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Bullies, Victims, and bystanders

About the Author

Loretta Gallo-Lopez, MA, RPT-S, RDT-BCT, merges her experience as a play therapist and board-certified drama therapist and trainer in her psychotherapy practice in Tampa, Florida. She is a former adjunct professor in the Drama Therapy program at New York University. She has authored several chapters on play and drama therapy and has presented trainings nationally on topics related to sexual abuse and creative approaches to therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, PPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and has written or edited more than sixty-five books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Family Play Therapy, and Short-Term Play Therapy for Children. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.


Beginning, intermediate, and advanced practitioners will find Play Therapy with Adolescents of interest. The chapters are written by some of the leading therapists in the field. The book is well written and provides thorough explanations of how to carry out different types of therapy with varying populations. The editors have clearly chosen chapters that cover the full spectrum of play therapy techniques that may be applicable for use with the adolescent population. The majority of chapters have research, theory, and case illustration components which make for easy reading and comprehensive learning. Recommended for all levels of social work practitioners looking to increase their repertoire of therapeutic techniques with adolescents. * Clinical Social Work Journal *

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