10058: Short-Term Play Therapy For Children

About the Course:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about a variety of play approaches that facilitate children’s healing. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. Play therapy can be enormously beneficial to children facing a wide range of psychological problems and stressful life situations. This practical volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children’s healing in a shorter time frame. Ideal for practitioners working within managed care, the book describes effective short-term methods for working with individual children, families, and groups. Chapters feature session-by-session guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse techniques and theoretical orientations to life. Strategies are provided for addressing such difficulties as fears and phobias, grief, behavior problems, ADHD, and the effects of sexual abuse. Also covered are short-term interventions for teen parents and their children, children in divorced or adoptive families, and those whose families are affected by chronic illness.

Author

Heidi Gerard Kaduson, Ph.D., and Charles E. Schaefer, Ph.D. , (Editors),

About the Author:

Dr. Schaefer is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder and co-director of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is the author/editor of over 50 books on play therapy and effective parenting, and has published 100 research articles. He is the co-ordinator of an International Play Therapy Study Group that meets each year in Wroxton, England. Dr. Schaefer maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey. Dr. Heidi Kaduson is co-editor (She is co-director
of the Play Therapy Training Institute, Hightstown,
New Jersey

Course Objectives:

  1. to understand the theoretical framework underlying diverse short-term play therapies

  2. to become familiar with the range of short-term play therapy approaches for use with individuals, families, and groups

  3. to learn numerous techniques used in short-term interventions with children

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