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    DescriptionHere is a comprehensive guide to of the the most effective and dynamic childhood intervention available to counselors, therapists, teachers, psychologists, and anyone who works with kids. This hands-on resource applies play therapy theory to a wide variety of group settings and gives therapists insight into treating special populations including sibling groups, children who have been abused, and children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Enter a child's world of communication with twenty-five of the country's leading play therapy experts as they guide you through a myriad of group play therapy approaches, issues, and techniques. The Handbook of Group Play Therapy gives therapists the tools they need to help children as they experience the exhilaration, fear, joy, and frustration in discovering the world around them as they learn about themselves and others. "The authors have pinpointed a dynamic and developing area of therapeutic play...a very valuable resource in working with children."-Robert C. Berg, professor and assistant chair, Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education, University of North Texas


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    Title
    The Handbook of Group Play Therapy
    Subtitle
    How to Do it, How it Works, Whom it's Best for
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. S. Sweeney, By (author) Linda E. Homeyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 176 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 821 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780787948078
    ISBN 10: 0787948071
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: PSY009000
    B&T Merchandise Category: MED
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: MED069000, PSY048000
    B&T Approval Code: A67320000
    BIC subject category V2: MQTC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000, MED073000
    DC21: 618.92891653
    B&T Approval Code: T68580000
    BISAC V2.8: MED105010
    DC22: 618.9289165, 618.92/89165
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RJ505.P6 G76 1999
    Thema V1.0: JMC, JBSP1, JMP, MKD, MKMT2
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    29 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    DANIEL S. SWEENEY is assistant professor of counseling at George Fox University and the former assistant director of the Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas. LINDA E. HOMEYER is assistant professor at Southwest Texas State University and past president of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.
    Review quote
    "A melding of theory and practice. Presents the reader with much-needed information about issues and techniques necessary for implementing a play therapy group with specific populations of children. How, why, when, and for whom to organize play therapy groups is made crystal clear. This book is must-reading for all play therapists." (from the foreword, Garry L. Landreth, regents professor and director, Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas) "The authors have pinpointed a dynamic and developing area of therapeutic play... A very valuable resource in working with children." (Robert C. Berg, professor and assistant chair, Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education, University of North Texas) "An up-to-the-minute authoritative book. This book is it. Sweeney and Homeyer have provided a collection by first rate writers/practitioners of all the current major methods in use today." (Louise Guerney, professor emerita, The Pennsylvania State University) "This masterful book brings together leaders in the field of child therapy. Sweeney and Homeyer's wisdom enchants, beguiles, nourishes, teaches, and inspires." (Beverly James, author of Treating Traumatized Children and Guidelines for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in Children)
    Back cover copy
    The Definitive Guide to Group Play TherapyHere is a comprehensive guide to the most effective and dynamic childhood intervention available to counselors, therapists, teachers, psychologists, and anyone who works with kids. This hands-on resource applies play therapy theory to a wide variety of group settings and gives therapists insight into treating special populations including sibling groups, children who have been abused, and children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Enter a child's world of communication with twenty-five of the country's leading play therapy experts as they guide you through a myriad of group play therapy approaches, issues, and techniques. "The Handbook of Group Play Therapy" gives therapists the tools they need to help children as they experience the exhilaration, fear, joy, and frustration in discovering the world around them as they learn about themselves and others."The authors have pinpointed a dynamic and developing area of therapeutic play. . . . a very valuable resource in working with children."--ROBERT C. BERG, professor and assistant chair, Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education, University of North Texas"An up-to-the-minute authoritative book. This book is it. Sweeney and Homeyer have provided a collection by first rate writers/practitioners of all the current major methods in use today."--LOUISE GUERNEY, professor emerita, The Pennsylvania State University"This masterful book brings together leaders in the field of child therapy. Sweeney and Homeyer's wisdom enchants, beguiles, nourishes, teaches, and inspires."--BEVERLY JAMES, author of "Treating Traumatized Children" and "Guidelines for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in Children"
    Flap copy
    The Definitive Guide to Group Play Therapy. Here is a comprehensive guide to of the the most effective and dynamic childhood intervention available to counselors, therapists, teachers, psychologists, and anyone who works with kids. This hands-on resource applies play therapy theory to a wide variety of group settings and gives therapists insight into treating special populations including sibling groups, children who have been abused, and children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Enter a child's world of communication with twenty-five of the country's leading play therapy experts as they guide you through a myriad of group play therapy approaches, issues, and techniques. The Handbook of Group Play Therapy gives therapists the tools they need to help children as they experience the exhilaration, fear, joy, and frustration in discovering the world around them as they learn about themselves and others. "The authors have pinpointed a dynamic and developing area of therapeutic play. . . . a very valuable resource in working with children."--Robert C. Berg, professor and assistant chair, Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education, University of North Texas"An up-to-the-minute authoritative book. This book is it. Sweeney and Homeyer have provided a collection by first rate writers/practitioners of all the current major methods in use today."--Louise Guerney, professor emerita, The Pennsylvania State University"This masterful book brings together leaders in the field of child therapy. Sweeney and Homeyer's wisdom enchants, beguiles, nourishes, teaches, and inspires."--Beverly James, author of Treating Traumatized Children and Guidelines for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in Children
    Table of contents
    Foreword. Preface. INTRODUCTION TO GROUP PLAY THERAPY. Group Play Therapy (D. Sweeney & L. Homeyer. Play Group Therapy: A Theoretical Framework (H. Ginott). Play Group Therapy for Young Children (S. Slavson). MAJOR APPROACHES TO GROUP PLAY THERAPY. The Freedom to Be: Child-Centered Group Play Therapy (G. Landreth & D. Sweeney). Group Applications of Adlerian Play Therapy (T. Kottman). The Invisible Village: Jungian Group Play Therapy (J. Bertoia). Child, Protector, Confidant: Structured Group Ecosystemic Play Therapy (K. O'Connor). Circle Time in Developmental Play Therapy (V. Brody). Group Play Therapy From a Gestalt Therapy Perspective (V. Oaklander). GROUP PLAY THERAPY ISSUES AND TECHNIQUES. Art in Group Play Therapy (L. Chapman & V. Appleton). The Use of Structured Expressive Art Activities in Group Activity Therapy for Preadolescents (S. Bratton & K. Ferebee). Group Sandtray-Worldplay: New Dimensions in Sandplay Therapy (G. De Domenico). Relational Activity Play Therapy Groups (D. Smith & N. Smith). Group Puppetry (S. Bratton & D. Ray). Multicultural Considerations in Group Play Therapy (G. Glover). SPECIAL POPULATIONS IN GROUP PLAY THERAPY. Group Play With Sexually Abused Children (L. Homeyer). Sibling Group Play Therapy (E. Oe). Play Groups in Elementary School (J. White & M. Flynt). Group Play: Wholeness and Healing for the Hospitalized Child (L. Lingnell & L. Dunn). Group Play Therapy with Grieving Children (J. Le Vieux). Suggested Reading. Contributors. Index.