Play Therapy with Families

Play Therapy with Families : A Collaborative Approach to Healing

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Play Therapy with Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing provides a unique approach for helping families, outlining an in-depth review of play and its relevancy to healing for children and families. Family therapy, family play therapy, filial and theraplay models, and a sandtray intervention for adoptive families are presented as current and researched models of play therapy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 157 x 240 x 20mm | 426g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765708086
  • 9780765708083

Table of contents

List of Figures
Chapter 1: Play as a Voice for Our Children
Nancy Riedel Bowers and Anna Bowers
Chapter 2: Setting the Context-Play and its Therapeutic Application
Nancy Riedel Bowers
Chapter 3: Family Therapy
Kristin Trotter
Chapter 4: Family Play Therapy
Kristin Trotter
Chapter 5: Narrative Play Therapy with Families
Alan McLuckie and Melissa Rowbotham
Chapter 6: Filial Therapy and Theraplay
Evangeline Munns
Chapter 7: Working with Adoptive Families Using Sand, Water, Miniatures and a Sandtray
Theresa Fraser
About the Authors
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Nancy Riedel Bowers's edited text brings together an interesting combination of authors around the central theme of the relationship between play and family life. Starting with an overview of the many faces of the family throughout the world, the book explores the way in which play can act as a therapeutic agent when things go wrong. Two classic models, theraplay and filial play, are explored alongside the introduction of collaborative play therapy. This new approach combines genograms, timelines, and ecomaps with all that is creative in a child's life to activate our natural healing potential. This book will stimulate and challenge the reader in equal measure. -- Fraser Brown, PhD, Leeds Metropolitan University Play Therapy with Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing is lucid and fascinating. The contributors to this book write with clarity and vividness. This volume not only benefits professionals, but also parents and communities. -- Wood C. W. Woo, MASW, family therapy, Hong Kong
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About Nancy Riedel Bowers

Nancy Riedel Bowers, RSW, Rpt-S, PhD, holds positions within the seminary and faculty of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada. Nancy holds the position of APT-continuing education provider and is a registered supervisor with APT and CACPT.
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