Play Therapy with Adolescents

Play Therapy with Adolescents

Edited by Loretta Gallo-Lopez , Edited by Charles E. Schaefer , Contributions by Claire Milgrom , Contributions by Theresa Kestly , Contributions by Evangeline Munns , Contributions by Christopher J. Brown , Contributions by Johanna Krout. Tabin , Contributions by Virginia Ryan , Contributions by Kate Wilson , Contributions by Scott Riviere


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Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents. The chapters, written by experts in the field, offer readers entry into the world of adolescents, showing how to make connections and alliances.

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • 30 Apr 2005
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • illustrations, references, index
  • 0765703394
  • 9780765703392
  • 1,206,865

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Loretta Gallo-Lopez, MA, RPT-S, RDT-BCT, merges her experience as a play therapist and board-certified drama therapist and trainer in her psychotherapy practice in Tampa, Florida. She is a former adjunct professor in the Drama Therapy program at New York University. She has authored several chapters on play and drama therapy and has presented trainings nationally on topics related to sexual abuse and creative approaches to therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, PPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and has written or edited more than sixty-five books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Family Play Therapy, and Short-Term Play Therapy for Children. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Beginning, intermediate, and advanced practitioners will find Play Therapy with Adolescents of interest. The chapters are written by some of the leading therapists in the field. The book is well written and provides thorough explanations of how to carry out different types of therapy with varying populations. The editors have clearly chosen chapters that cover the full spectrum of play therapy techniques that may be applicable for use with the adolescent population. The majority of chapters have research, theory, and case illustration components which make for easy reading and comprehensive learning. Recommended for all levels of social work practitioners looking to increase their repertoire of therapeutic techniques with adolescents. Clinical Social Work Journal

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