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 more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 14mm | 304g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765708094
  • 9780765708090
  • 998,544

Review quote

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 Kongshow more

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 more

Table of contents

List of Figures Acknowledgments 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 Index About the Authorsshow more