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Play as Therapy

Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Edited by Karen Stagnitti and Rodney Cooper

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Play for Sick Children

Play for Sick Children

Play Specialists in Hospitals and Beyond

Catherine Hubbuck

Play for Sick Children offers a unique insight into the crucial work of the play specialist. It examines the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families, and highlights the importance of receiving quality play opportunities to counter these negative effects. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-654-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, health care, occupational therapy, play therapy

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

Coming soon! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

Play Therapy with Abused Children

Play Therapy with Abused Children

2nd edition

Ann Cattanach

This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-587-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

Play Therapy

Where the Sky Meets the Underworld

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach outlines the theoretical basis and provides guidelines for work in this area. She examines the role of the therapist, and the different methods involved in therapy. Also covered is the use of play therapy in different work settings, such as the education service, the social services, and hospitals. more »

1994, Paperback: £17.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-211-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

Playfulness and Dementia

Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide

John Killick

John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-223-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, dramatherapy, nursing, older people, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, residential care

Playing the Other

Playing the Other

Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre

Nick Rowe

This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-421-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict
2nd edition

Fiona Macbeth and Nic Fine
With Jo Broadwood, Carey Haslam and Nik Pitcher

Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-184-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, education, offenders, probation, restorative justice, social work, violence, youthwork

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers
2nd edition

Julia Moor

This book is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and ways to gain a child's attention and build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-608-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice

The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice

Pete Wallis and Barbara Tudor

This pocket-sized guide covers every stage of the process, from how a facilitator should prepare for taking on a new case, through initial contacts with victim and offender and facilitating meetings, to recording and evaluating a case. This is an invaluable companion for any professional needing to know about restorative justice. more »

2007, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-629-6, 114mm x 210mm / 4.5in x 8.25in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, counselling, emotions, offenders, probation, psychology, restorative justice, social care, social work, social work law, trauma

Pocket Handbook of Body Reflex Zones Illustrated in Color

Pocket Handbook of Body Reflex Zones Illustrated in Color

Guo Changqing Guoyan and Zhaiwei Liu Naigang

Covering everything from cranial, facial and auricular reflex zones to hand, feet, wrist and ankle points, this book provides practical information on the locations and indications of the reflex zones. Extensively illustrated with photographs that clearly display the reflex points, it helps readers to learn and remember the basic applications. more »

2013, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-119-8, 144 x 104mm (portrait), 160pp

Keywords: Chinese medicine, meridians, reflexology

Pocket Handbook of Particularly Effective Acupoints for Common Conditions Illustrated in Color

Pocket Handbook of Particularly Effective Acupoints for Common Conditions Illustrated in Color

Guo Changqing Guoyan and Zhaiwei Liu Naigang

This book is a practical guide to the key acupuncture points that are effective for the treatment of common conditions. With full color illustrations, it offers practical information on the locations and indications of the points and how they should be needled or otherwise treated, presenting the names of the points in both English and Chinese. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-120-4, 144 x 104mm (portrait), 272pp

Keywords: acupuncture, meridians

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

Cara Koscinski

An accessible overview of occupational therapy explaining all the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, or in rehabilitation from illness or injury, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, and interspersed with simple activities. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-932-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, diet, disability, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education, transitions

Poetry and Story Therapy

Poetry and Story Therapy

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

Geri Giebel Chavis

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing activities that emerge from this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-832-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, poetry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, storymaking

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