Dialogue of Touch

Dialogue of Touch : Developmental Play Therapy

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Touch is essential for life, and what Viola Brody calls capable touching is the core of developmental play therapy, building both the self of the hurt child and his or her appreciation of the nurturing other. It thus makes way for dialogue between them and - as the dialogue becomes an organizing force for the child's behaving and relating - facilitates healing and maturation. In recognition of the crucial importance of 'knowing how to be present' with a child in a reparative role, Dr. Brody incorporates training in developmental play into the body of her book to provide therapists, teachers, and other helping professionals with the experience they need to understand and practice capable touching.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 30.5mm | 589.68g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Softcover
  • 0765700883
  • 9780765700889
  • 1,431,780

Review quote

Viola Brody brings the wisdom of genuine maturity to her work. She combines it with a passion and a commitment that could move mountains. And it is mountains, indeed, that her book moves. With courage and enormous insight, she gets right into the heart of where touch needs to be in this uptight world. This is a book as practical as a mother's lap and as tender as a father's belief in you. Dr. Brody has my full support on her mission of mercy and enlightenment. -- Sidney B. Simon, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Psychological Education University of Massachusetts Dialogue Of Touch is as informative as it is practical and a highly recommended addition to therapeutic reference book collections. * Midwest Book Review *
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About Viola A. Brody

Viola A. Brody is the originator of the Developmental Play Therapy approach. Former chief psychologist of the Child Guidance Clinic in St. Petersburg, Florida, she has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida and at Eckered College in St. Petersburg.
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