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Art Therapy

An Introduction

Judith Aron Rubin

Art therapy has grown so fast in the last few decades that it has barely been able to keep up with itself. Most books in the field have represented the author's interpretations of practicing art therapy. As art therapy continues to grow - not only in psychology but in other relevant fields - an overview of the field is needed. This introduction to art therapy. Art Therapy: An Introduction broadly outlines the history and current state of the field, the mechanics and techniques used and the ethics and responsibilities of this therapeutic strategy. This survey of the field of art therapy is the first of its kind. Students, teachers, counselors, social workers, practitioners and others will benefit from the information presented in this book. In addition, the author provides pictures showing examples of artwork from children and adults as well as pictures of art therapists in action.

24x16cm  372 pages  $83.00  
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Art Therapy for Groups

A Handbook of themes and exercises

Marian Liebmann

Art Therapy has become immensely popular and extremely well-suited to groupwork. The second edition of this is a valuable and practical introduction to both of these fields. It explains the reasons for using theme-based groupwork and provides detailed guidance on how to set up and run a theme-based art therapy group. All aspects of the therapeutical approach are considered-equal opportunities, size of groups, common problems, safety-across a broad range of groups, from residential institutions to community situations.
This new edition presents nearly 400 themes and practical exercises to use with groups, set out in sections ranging from personal work to group interactive exercises. Seventy new themes are collected from art therapists' responses, as well as a chapter on recording evaluation and evidence-based practice. Acknowledging a more global outlook, there is an updated international resources section, as well as a more thoughtful consideration of race, culture, diversity and equal opportunity throughout the book. A survey of literature on art therapy groups provides a summary of different models used in art therapy with groups. Illustrated by more new black and white photographs, this book is an essential resource for all people working with art therapy and personal art groups.

16x24cm  349 pages  $61.00  
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Art Therapy Sourcebook

2nd ed

Cathy Malchiodi

"The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Second Edition," features new illustrated examples, exercises, and fascinating case studies on how art therapy works and how it can be used in health care and mental health counseling. Author Cathy Malchiodi, a leading figure in the field, provides an indispensable source for you to learn how art therapy can help your patients express and understand emotions, deal with trauma, relieve stress, and manage grief.

19x24cm  276 pages  $41.00  
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Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Susan L Buchalter

Contains an original composite of therapeutic goals and evocative ideas that can be used with a wide variety of clients. This book is filled with innovative suggestions and plans that are easily implemented: from brief warm-ups to stretch the imagination, and collage and mask creations to assist the expression of mood, to guidance on combining modalities such as art, metaphors and movement, mindfulness exercises, and using computer programs to enhance art therapy projects.

22x15cm  192 pages  $38.95  
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Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Vicky Karkou

As arts therapists are increasingly working in schools, there is growing interest in identifying applicable therapeutic approaches and expanding on relevant research evidence. This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents.
Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of innovative applications of arts therapies across a range of settings, including mainstream classrooms, special schools and student support units. Examples of subjects covered include solution-focused brief dramatherapy groupwork in mainstream education, art therapy for children with specific learning difficulties who have experienced trauma and music therapy in special education. Particular emphasis is placed upon collaborative work, whether it be between arts therapists from different disciplines, arts therapists and teaching staff or arts therapists and researchers.

23x15cm  288 pages  $65.00  
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Child Art Therapy

25th Anniversary Edition

Judith Aron Rubin

This has been the classic innovative guide to the practice of art therapy with children since 1978. Twenty-five years later, the book still stands as the reference for mental health professionals who incorporate art into their practice. Now, with the publication of this fully updated and revised Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, which includes a DVD that illustrates art therapy techniques in actual therapy settings, this pioneering guide is available to train, inform, and inspire a new generation of art therapists and those seeking to introduce art therapy into their clinical practice.

24x15cm  448 pages  $68.95  
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Child's First Book About Play Therapy

Marc Nemiroff & Jane Anjnunziata

With notes to parents this book is intended for children from 4-7 for whom psychotherapy is being considered. The book talks about issues that your child's therapist will explain and answers questions from the viewpoint of the child.

22x28cm  $17.95  
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Contemporary Play Therapy

Theory, Research, and Practice

Charles E Schaefer & Heidi Gerard Kaduson, eds

This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. A special chapter discusses culturally competent practice with Mexican American children.
Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.

16x24cm  338 pages  $64.00  
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Cultural Issues in Play Therapy

Eliana Gil and Athena a Drewes eds

Helping therapists hone their skills for working with diverse children and families, this unique volume looks at play therapy through a multicultural lens. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural factors may influence the ways children express themselves through play, the feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions. Filled with evocative clinical material, chapters highlight specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children. The book also provides suggestions for setting up a therapeutic playroom that is engaging and welcoming to all.

15x23cm  216 pages  $39.95  
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Foundations of Play Therapy

Charles E. Schaefer

Comprehensive coverage of the major theoretical models of play therapy Foundations of Play Therapy is a complete guide to the many diverse approaches to play therapy methods used in clinical practice with children, adolescents, and adults. Edited by Charles Schaefer, a leader in the field, and featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides detailed descriptions of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers the reader practical examples of how to apply each model in practice. Top experts in the field present up-to-date and insightful coverage of the fourteen major theories of play therapy:
Psychoanalytic, Cognitive Behavioral, Jungian, Family, Adlerian, Group, Child-centered, Ecosystemic, Filial, Phenomenological, Gestalt, Object Relations, Attachment-oriented, Prescriptive.
Foundations of Play Therapy is a valuable resource for psychologists, counselors, social workers, school counselors, and an essential text for training students and professionals interested in the field of play therapy.

16x24cm  339 pages  $84.95  
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Fun With Messy Play

Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Tracey Beckerleq

Funny smells, sticky hands and squishy textures are all part of the way in which children develop sensory awareness. Fun with Messy Play is an exciting activity book that heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue. The activities in this book are fun for children and help to improve their co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. Each exercise focuses the child on a movement or sensation that they will later be able to apply to everyday life. By allowing children to explore their senses while having fun, messy play provides a relaxing therapy that encourages sensory responsiveness without placing stressful expectations on the child.

23x17cm  160 pages  $36.95  
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Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy

Practical guidelines for Child Therapists

Rinda Blom

This book is an introduction to gestalt play therapy a technique which combines the principles of gestalt theory with play techniques, so that children are able to use play to address their needs and problems.
Research has shown that this approach can be applied successfully in children with different types of emotional problems in order to improve their self-support and self-esteem. The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy provides the reader with an explanation of gestalt theory, a practical explanation of the gestalt play therapy model and also a wide range of play techniques that can be applied during each phase of the therapy process. It also features case studies throughout which illustrate how the techniques work in practice.

23x16cm  248 pages  $46.95  
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Healing Power of Play

Working with Abused Children

Eliana Gil

This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in posttraumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution. Traditional techniques of play therapy are reviewed for their application to this population. Throughout, numerous therapeutic aids are described to enhance the child's capacity to communicate verbally or symbolically. To help clinicians translate theory into daily practice, the book presents six detailed clinical vignettes that offer step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention in different situations of abuse or neglect. 1991 pub.

23x15cm  210 pages  $39.95  
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Help Me Say Goodbye

Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies

Janis Silverman

An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.

18x26cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Helping Children Heal From Abuse

When adults hurt children

Marge Heegaard

This book helps victims express in pictures what they are unable to say in words.

28x22cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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Hidden Treasure

A Map to the Child's Inner Self

Violet Oaklander

This is a follow up to Oaklander's best selling book, Windows To Our Children. It contains material that she has developed over the last 27 years.The book provides an approach to working with children and adolescents that involves a variety of creative, projective and expressive techniques with Gestalt Therapy, theory, philosophy and practice as the underlying framework. The focus is to provide the child with a means for expressing his or her innermost feelings, to foster self-awareness and self-discovery, to enhance self-esteem, and in general, to promote emotional growth. The approach is applicable to a wide variety of ages as well as settings as individual work, family work, and group settings. This book will interest child and adolescent psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, interns, school personnel, as well as graduate-level students. Parents of young children may also find it helpful.

23x15cm  237 pages  $59.95  
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Innovations in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

Maria Pozzi

This book has emerged from the editors??? excitement about the proliferation of parent-infant psychotherapy work around the world. This collection, in its innovative way, develops the psychoanalytic model of working with parents, infants, and small children. It brings together papers from around the world and is written by experienced clinicians, who have a psychodynamic framework and all of whom believe in the importance of early emotional experiences in the development of the personality within the context of family relationships. The vivid detail of the clinical vignettes brings to life intimate stories of the therapeutic process, either from the consulting room of those in private practice, or in the public sector including projects in community settings where traditional psychoanalytic ideas are applied flexibly. The case histories span individual work with various combinations: mothers alone, mothers and babies with or without fathers, families, and mother and baby groups

23x15cm  250 pages  $71.00  
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Innovations in Play Therapy

Issues, process, and special populations.

Garry Landreth

A unique compilation of discussions on current and pressing issues in play therapy: topics commonly left out of other play therapy resources. Includes topics such as what play therapists need to know about medication, legal and ethical issues in play therapy, cultural considerations, play as a diagnostic tool, innovative procedures, play theapy with special populations - such as autistic, physically abused or chronically ill, play therapy with traumatized children in a crisis situation.

24x16cm  369 pages  $78.00  
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Narrative Play Therapy

Theory and Practice

Aideen Taylor de Faoite, ed

Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, including children experiencing adoption, parental separation or abuse, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. The professional expertise of leading practitioners in the field is brought together to present a comprehensive framework for Narrative Play Therapy drawn from theory, understanding and practice.
This is an essential resource for students of play therapy, play therapy practitioners, and all other professionals working with children therapeutically.

23x15cm  240 pages  $42.95  
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Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Karen Stagnitti, Rodney Cooper, eds

While paediatric healthcare professionals view play as the treatment tool of choice for children under school age, the theory and practice underpinning play-based therapeutic approaches often remain less clear to individual practitioners. Paediatric intervention approaches are increasingly being questioned, and individual practitioners constantly asked to provide evidence-based practice. In response, a more coherent understanding and fresh discussion on children's play and utilisation of play for therapeutic purposes is needed, especially as societal expectations and lifestyles change.
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. The practical approach is underpinned by theory, research and case vignettes to explain how to utilise play as therapy with challenging children.

23x16cm  240 pages  $45.95  
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Play Therapy

The art of the relationship 2nd ed

Garry L Landreth

Revised and updated, this second edition of this award winning book provides comprehensive and detailed information for creating therapeutic relationships with children and facilitating the play therapy process. Guidelines, transcripts, and case examples are provided for governing sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.

23x16cm  408 pages  $85.00  
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Play Therapy Primer

Kevin J O'Connor

Featuring new approaches developed since the publication of the successful first edition, The Play Therapy Primer, Second Edition offers health care professionals and students a balance of fundamentals, theory, and practical techniques for using play in therapy. Providing an ecosystemic perspective, the book defines distinctive approaches to the practice of play therapy that readers can integrate into a personalized and internally consistent theory and practice of their own.This timely resource also includes increased coverage of developmental issues and a new chapter discussing diversity issues with case examples.
Presenting stimulating and useful information for therapists at all levels of training, The Play Therapy Primer covers:
A history of play therapy, The major theories of play therapy in use today, Ecosystemic Play Therapy theory and practice, A conceptual framework for the practice of individual play therapy, The course of individual play therapy, Structured group play therapy, and Session-by-session treatment plans.

478 pages  $97.95  
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School-Based Play Therapy

Drewes, Carey & Schaefer

A guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings to help children prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties. Offers the latest techniques to help school counsellors, psychologists, teahers, and social workers.

16x24cm  400 pages  $92.95  
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Short-Term Play Therapy for Children

3rd ed

eds, Kaduson, Heide Gerard, Schaefer, Charles E

Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame. Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided. Chapters demonstrate ways to rapidly build alliances with children, adolescents, and their caregivers; plan treatment for frequently encountered clinical problems; and get the most out of play materials and techniques.
New to This Edition Incorporates the latest research and clinical developments. Chapters on additional approaches: Theraplay, combined art and play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, child-parent relationship therapy, Floortime, and more. Chapters on additional clinical problems: grief, sexual behavior problems, and autism spectrum disorder.

384 pages  $81.00  
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Short-Term Play Therapy for Children (2ND ed.)

Heidi Gerard Kaduson & Charles Schaefer

The second edition of this successful title has been updated with 30 percent new material. Short-term approaches are essential in managed care, and this book includes case examples and step-by-step guides to techniques. The editors and contributors are top names in the field. Coverage encompasses a broad range of disorders: bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and more.

22x16cm  388 pages  $55.00  
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Theraplay

Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play (3RD ed.)

Phyllis B Booth, Ann M Jernberg

Theraplaya pioneering application of attachment theory to clinical work--helps parents learn and practice how to provide the playful engagement, empathic responsiveness, and clear guidance that lead to secure attachment and lifelong mental health in their children. This third edition of the groundbreaking book "Theraplay" shows how to use play to engage children in interactions that lead to competence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and trust. Theraplay's relationship-based approach is uniquely designed to help families facing today's busy and often chaotic lifestyle challenges form joyful, loving relationships.

24x16cm  640 pages  $89.95  
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Understanding Children's Drawings

Cathy A Malchiodi

This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the artmaking process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.

23x15cm  252 pages  $59.95  
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Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions

Theory and Practice

Mark Pearson, Helen Wilson

Combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience.

The book includes step-by-step instructions for implementing expressive therapies techniques, and contains a wide range of experiential activities that integrate playful yet powerful tools that work in harmony with the client's innate ability for self-healing. The authors discuss transpersonal influences along with the practical implications of both emotion-focused and attachment theories.

22x15cm  304 pages  $45.95  
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When Mom and Dad Separate

Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce.

Marge Heegaard

With notes for adults, these books are written to help children understand the many feelings children have about divorce. The book is designed to be illustrated by children, who need just to draw line shapes and perhaps a few words to tell some things about the changes that are happening.

22x28cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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When Someone has a Very Serious Illness

Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change

Marge Heegaard

An excellent resource for helping children learn the basic concepts of illness and various age-appropriate ways of coping with it.

22x28cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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When Someone Very Special Dies

Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief

Marge Heegaard

A practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life, this book is designed for young readers to illustrate

22x28cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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When Something Terrible Happens

Children Can Learn To Cope With Grief.

Marge Heegaard

This is one of six books in the Drawing Out Feelings Series which cover feelings about family breakdown, death, traumatic events, serious illness, drug and alcohol addictions and stepfamilies. The series of workbooks, designed to be illustrated by children, helps family members and other caring adults guide a child through difficult emotional times. The format, with questions and suggestions for drawing, gives just enough structure to permit a thorough exploration of a range of feelings without imposing any grown-up expectations or “ought-to’s”'.

22x28cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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