Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy
Edited by Lawrence C. Rubin
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Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy by Lawrence C. Rubin
Book DescriptionWith insight from contributors such as Dr. Michael Brody, Patty Scanlon, and Roger Kaufmann, Lawrence Rubin takes the reader on a how-to tour of the benefits of using pop-culture and fantasy in psychotherapy and play therapy. Not only does this therapy apply in working with children, but Rubin demonstrates that it can be an effective therapeutic course with adolescents as well as adults. Early childhood memories of how we felt pretending to have the power to save the world or our families in the face of impending danger still resonate in our adult lives, making the use of this therapy with adults highly effective. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero and science-fiction fantasy and play.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826102690
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence C. Rubin
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills, Paperback (August 2014)
This text helps students develop critical skills in diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment-planning by presenting a series of diagnostic cases based on characters from popular culture. Using a unique and engaging approach, this allows students to practice skill development before they actually start working on real client scenarios.
Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hardback (March 2012)
Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions, Hardback (May 2008)» View all books by Lawrence C. Rubin
Using real-world case examples and sound psychological theory, this book demonstrates how readers can immediately start incorporating popular culture icons and images into their counseling or therapy.
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