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Learn how to incorporate adult play therapy into your practice with this easy-to-use guide In the Western world there has been a widening belief that play is not a trivial or childish pursuit but rather a prime pillar of mental health, along with love and work. Play Therapy with Adults presents original chapters written by a collection of international experts who examine the diverse approaches and clinical strategies available for successfully incorporating play therapy into adult-client sessions. This timely guide covers healing through the use of a variety of play therapy techniques and methods. Various client groups and treatment settings are given special attention, including working with adolescents, the elderly, couples, individuals with dementia, and clients in group therapy. Material is organized into four sections for easy reference: Dramatic role play Therapeutic humor Sand play and doll play Play groups, hypnoplay, and client-centered play Play Therapy with Adults is a valuable book for psychologists, therapists, social workers, and counselors interested in helping clients explore themselves through playful activities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471139591
ISBN-10: 0471139599
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 167mm x 28mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles E. Schaefer

CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. An expert in the field of play therapy, he is the cofounder of the Association for Play Therapy.

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