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Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner
Forewords by Joyce C. Mills and Athena A. Drewes

Paperback: £29.99 / $49.95

2012, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, BIC 2: MQTC JMC

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Acknowledgements. Foreword by Joyce C. Mills. Foreword to the Second Edition. 1. Introduction. Do play therapists need an organizing framework? Integrative Play Therapy: The Need for a Framework for Decision-Making. Play Therapy Dimensions Model: A Decision Guide for Integrative Play Therapists. How do Integrative Therapists Make Decisions? Do Decision-Making Theories designed for Adults fit for Play Therapists? What is the Play Therapy Dimensions Model? About this book. Case Studies. 2. Play Therapy Dimensions Model. The Two Dimensions. The Four Quadrants. Factors Related to Movement between Quadrants. Degree of reorganization.: The child process. Level of therapist interpretation. 3. The Consciousness Dimension in Play Therapy. What's so mysterious about consciousness? Historical and current Perspectives. Are we playing a game of hide-and-seek? Learning to embrace the game of hide-and-seek. 4 The Directiveness Dimension in Play Therapy. So, what kind of therapist are you? The compass and the gauge. The observer-participant role. Tapping the therapeutic powers of play. 5. Quadrant III: Non-Intrusive Responding. The What: The Defining Features of Quadrant III. The How: Therapeutic Roles and Activities. Illustrative Case Study: DVD Segment - Ellis. The When: Considerations for the Play Therapy Process. The Who: Clinical Applications. Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Indications for Working in Quadrant III. Illustrative Case Study: Haley. 6. Quadrant IV: Co-facilitating. The What: The Defining Features of Quadrant IV. The How: Therapeutic Roles and Activities. Illustrative Case Study: DVD Quadrant IV Segment - Ellis. The When: Considerations for the Play Therapy Process. The Who: Clinical Applications. Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Indications for Working in Quadrant IV. Illustrative Case Study: Haley. 7. Quadrant I: Active Utilization. The What: The Defining Features of Quadrant I. Illustrative Case Study: DVD Quadrant I Segment - Ellis. The How: Therapeutic Roles and Activities. The When: Considerations for the Play Therapy Process. The Who: Clinical Applications. Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Indications for Working in Quadrant I. Illustrative Case Study: Haley. 8. Quadrant II: Open Discussion and Exploration. The What: The Defining Features of Quadrant II. Illustrative Case Study: DVD Quadrant II Segment - Ellis. The When: Considerations for the Play Therapy Process. The Who: Clinical Applications. Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Indications for Working in Quadrant II. Illustrative Case Study: Haley. 9. Utilizing the Play Therapy Dimensions Model. Why we use the Play Therapy Dimensions Model for Supervision. How to Use the DVD. Aiding Supervisees to use Videos/Video review. Use the Play Therapy Dimensions Model to Review Videos. A Developmental Model of Supervision. Utilizing the Tracking and. Observations Form. Utilizing the Child and Therapist. Moderating Factors Scale. Utilizing the Degree of Immersion: Therapist Use of Self Scale. 10. Therapist Use of Self. What are we looking for? Use of Self: Verbal Discussion. Use of Self: Reflective Statements. Use of Self: Emotionality. Use of Self: Physical Self. Use of Self: Interpretations. Summary. 11. Setting the Compass: The Journey to Self-Awareness. Playtime: Know yourself as a player. Know Yourself and Your Temperament. Know Yourself Culturally and Ethnically. Know Yourself When Working with Parents. Making Meaning. 12. Three Influences: The Experts, the Children and the Students. Future Directions. Appendix A: Child and Therapist Moderating Factors Scale. Appendix B: Degree of Immersion. Appendix C: Play Therapy Dimensions Model. Appendix D: Playtime Exercise. References. About the Authors. Subject Index. Author Index.