Narrative Approaches in Play with Children
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Narrative Approaches in Play with Children by Ann Cattanach
Book DescriptionNarrative play is a way of communicating with children using imaginative stories and narratives to share and make sense of life events. This book describes using narrative play therapeutically with children who have lived in multiple families, children who have problems with social understanding and children who have learning difficulties. Ann Cattanach explains how children's stories and narratives, whether they are about real or imagined events, can be interpreted as indicators of their experiences, their ideas, and a dimension of who they are. She demonstrates this with examples of children's stories from her clinical experience, and provides narrative play techniques and sample scripts both for therapists and for parents whose circumstances require a therapeutic parenting approach. This book is essential reading for play therapists, social workers and other professionals working with children, as well as parents and carers of children who are experiencing social and/or learning difficulties.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843105886
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ann Cattanach
Play as Therapy, Paperback (March 2009)
Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play.
Play Therapy with Abused Children, Paperback (March 2008)
This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing.
Malpas the Dragon, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Ann Cattanach
This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved.
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Author Biography - Ann Cattanach
Ann Cattanach is a play therapist and dramatherapist in private practice in Scotland. She has wide experience of teaching and lecturing in drama, dramatherapy and speech communication, and has also worked as a child psychotherapist, family therapist and dramatherapist for Social Services and NHS Trusts. She has written many books including Process in the Arts Therapies, Play Therapy: Where the Sky Meets the Underworld and Play Therapy with Abused Children, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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