Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions

Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions : The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook

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"Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions: The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook" contains key information on one of the most rapidly developing and growing areas of therapy. The book is designed to help play therapists develop specific treatment goals and develop focused treatment plans, as now required by many regulating agencies and third party payers. The text includes descriptions of 25 actual play therapy activities. Any preparation the therapist may need to complete before the session is identified as is the outcome the therapist may expect. Each activity description ends with a suggestion as to how the therapists might follow up on the content and experience in future sessions. The activity descriptions are very practical and are geared to the child clients specific developmental level. "Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions" presents guidelines for interviewing clients and their parents as well as pretreatment assessment. The book provides guidance on data gathering for the intake process and case conceptualization. Case examples and completed sections of the workbook, quotes, and lists increase the text's comprehension.
The entire workbook is provided in text format and on disk. It provides the therapist with an easy-to-use format for recording critical case information, specific treatment goals, and the overall treatment plan. It: presents a comprehensive theory of play therapy and a comprehensive model of play therapy intervention; clearly relates the theoretical model to the interventions; provides examples of the application of both the theory and the intervention model to specific cases; provides a structure by which the reader can apply the theory and intervention model to his or her own cases; describes actual play therapy activities and identifies how therapists can prepare for the session, implement the activity, and the outcome they may expect; and, describes play activities clustered according to the developmental level of the children to which they are best suited. The workbook format provides the reader with a method for obtaining comprehensive intake and assessment data, organizing that data into a case formulation and treatment goals, and then developing a comprehensive treatment plan.
It provides a blank copy of the workbook, as well as the workbook on disk, for use in ones own practice.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 234 pages
  • 223.52 x 269.24 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, references, indexes
  • 0125241356
  • 9780125241359

Table of contents

Theoretical Foundations. Recognizing, Addressing, and Celebrating Diversity. Logistics. Data Collection: Intake and Mental Status. Assessment. Case Conceptualization. Treatment Planning. Interventions. Session Activities. Jennifer M. Play Therapy Treatment Planning Workbook. References. Index.
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About Kevin John O'Connor

Kevin John O'Connor, PhD, RPT-S, is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor in the Ecosystemic Clinical Child Psychology Program at the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, California. He is the cofounder and Executive Director of the Association for Play Therapy. He also maintains a small private practice treating children and adults recovering from childhood trauma. Dr. O'Connor is the coeditor of the Handbook of Play Therapy, Volumes I & II and Play Therapy Theory and Practice, and the author of the Play Therapy Primer and numerous articles on child psychotherapy and professional practice. Currently, he is writing a Second Edition of the Primer. Dr. O'Connor is also currently researching the personal and professional issues and struggles faced by gay and lesbian psychotherapists who choose to work with children and families. He presents regularly such topics as Play Therapy Assessment and Treatment Planning, Increasing Children's Verbalizations in Play Therapy, Structured Group Play Therapy, and others, across the United States and abroad. Sue Ammen, PhD, RPT-S, is a Clinical Psychologist an an Associate Professor and Director of the Ecosystemic Clinical Child Psychology Program at the California School of Psychology in Fresno, California. Dr. Ammen frequently presents workshops and classes on play therapy, attachment issues, and child abuse treatment. She is presently conducting research specific to attachment and attachment-related problems. She authored a chapter, "the Good Feeling-Bad Feeling Game," in the Handbook of Play Therapy, Volume II. Her private practice focuses on the treatment of issues related to trauma, attachment, and the family.
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