Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy by Dennis McCarthy
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Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy
By Dennis McCarthy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

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Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy by Dennis McCarthy

Book Description

Children will experience natural growth and change throughout their lives. Play, by its very nature, always results in things falling apart, often literally, and children generally find satisfaction in this process of collapse and renewal. This book harnesses the power of the reorganizing process to elicit positive and profound change in children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health and family issues. The author clarifies the theory behind this innovative play therapy approach, and explains its practical application to a full spectrum of client needs, using inspirational, real-life anecdotes as examples. He also describes the importance of using symbols in play therapy and focuses on ways to enable children to act out their internal aggression in a safe and healthy manner. This will be essential reading for play therapists and other professionals working therapeutically with children and their families.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849058797
ISBN-10: 1849058792
Classification: Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama) , Psychotherapy
Format: Paperback (234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dennis McCarthy

Dennis McCarthy is a licensed mental health counselor in New York state and is the director of Metamorfos Institute. He is a psychotherapist working with both children and adults and specializing in sandplay and dream work. Initially trained as a dancer, he weaves the body's innate urge to move into all of his work.

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