Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome
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Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome : Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal through the Art of Play

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Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal Through the Art of Play discusses play therapy techniques for children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in a simple, clear manner. It is designed to help mental health professionals as well as graduate students effectively work with children and adolescents and their families, helping them gain better self-understanding, relationship skills, and emotional growth through the miracle of play.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765710196
  • 9780765710192
  • 85,149

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This book is beautifully written. Kevin Hull's expertise meets a critical need in the field for guidance in the therapy process with children diagnosed with Asperger's. This well organized book is geared toward practitioners and will be clinically highly useful. It expresses the author's clinical wisdom and compassion throughout. I recommend it enthusiastically to all who work with or wish to understand these extremely unique and special children. -- David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, author of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Wounded Spirits and Healing Paths Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome is a long-awaited and comprehensive work focusing on the strategic use of play-based interventions for children with Asperger's and mild autistic disorders. It is especially valuable given the extensive direct, hands-on experience that Dr.Hull has had with this population. I was impressed with both Dr. Hull's scholarly knowledge base and conceptualization of the issues, as well as his use of clear and meaningful clinical examples and case studies. This will be especially helpful for those in the helping professions less familiar with play-based interventions, and certainly for those new to the unique challenges of this field. -- Dan LeGoff, PhD, LP, assistant director, Y.A.L.E. Schools Kevin Hull's seminal book will be avidly read and appreciated by psychologists and parents. His insight into the world of Asperger's syndrome is quite remarkable and his adaptations to play therapy ensure that his programs will become a primary source of inspiration for clinicians and psychotherapists. I really enjoyed reading the case studies and absorbing the advice of an exceptional psychotherapist. -- Tony Attwood Ph.D.show more

About Kevin B. Hull

Kevin B. Hull, PhD, owns a private counseling practice in Lakeland, Florida.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1. In His Own Little World: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 2. What is Asperger's Syndrome? Chapter 3. Potential Challenges in Therapy with Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 4. The Therapeutic Alliance, Empathy, and Themes in Play Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 5. Play Therapy Toys and Techniques with Children Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 6. Creating Connection and Examination of Themes in Play Therapy with Adolescents Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 7. Play Therapy with Adolescents Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 8. Divorce and Grief/Loss Issues Epilogue About the Author Bibliography Indexshow more