This extensive and accessible handbook is an incomparable resource for beginning and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and instructors. It will also be of interest to child and educational psychologists and health professionals.
- from the Foreword by Joyce C. Mills, author and Director of the StoryPlay Center and Co-director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy
'Play Therapists have finally obtained a model of conceptualizing treatment and supervision that allows for a creative and flexible approach to be integrative in meeting the needs of their clients. So reader, be prepared for the "Play Therapy Dimensions Model" to become a much-used tool in your treatment and supervision. Sit back and enjoy!'
- from the Foreword by Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S, Director of Clinical Training and APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship, Astor Services for Children and Families, Middletown, NY
'Play Therapy Dimensions Model is the most brilliant contribution to the play therapy literature published in the last 10 years. Read this book if you want to (a) learn about play therapy, (b) deepen your understanding about how and why play therapy works, and/or (c) become more intentional and efficacious in your therapeutic work with children.'
- Terry Kottman, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Director, The Encouragement Zone, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
'[this book] provide[s] both novice and seasoned clinicians with a[n]...invaluable framework, and excellent resources, to conceptualize the multi-dimensional practice of play therapy and inform decision-making...All play therapy training courses should include this book on their required reading lists.'
- Eileen Prendiville, CEO and Course Director of the Master of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Play Therapy, Children's Therapy Centre, Ireland
'I am fascinated by the clinical basis and multi-dimensional framework that the Play Therapy Dimensions Model provided me as a play therapy practitioner, particularly the understanding of the child's uniqueness, as well as the dynamics of psychic movement during the play session. Furthermore, I acquired a profound and flexible view of the therapist's role and accompanying skills for tuning in to and addressing the child's unmet needs. Through the case discussions, I have come to realize the importance of underlying change mechanisms in the process of play therapy, and the utility of the Play Therapy Dimensions Model tracking tools and forms for assessment purposes.'
- Dr Amjed Abojedi, Psychology Department, Al-Ahilyya Ammann University, Amman, Jordan
'“Lorri and Ken's Play Therapy Dimension Model fills a gap in the literature for clinicians who work from an integrative approach to play therapy. They provide a systematic and process-oriented framework for tailoring treatment approach to clients' needs and to aid therapists in identifying and assessing therapeutic movement within and across sessions.”'
- Sue C. Bratton, Professor and Director, Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas
This is one downloadable PDF, including the following appendices from the book:
Appendix A: Child and Therapist Moderating Factors Scale
Appendix B: Degree of Immersion: Therapist Use of Self Scale
Appendix C: Tracking and Observation Form
Appendix D: Playtime Exercise