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The book addresses such vital issues as: How play therapy helps children Confidentiality in working with children How to work with parents What the play therapist needs to know about medications for children The difficult dimension of diagnosis is clarified through specific descriptions of how the play therapist can use play behaviors to diagnose physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional maladjustment in children.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. "Throughout the book, case examples wiht dialogue are given Innovations in Play Therapy: Issues, Process and Special Populations - Kindle edition by Garry L. Landreth. Download it once and read it on your. Landreth, G. L. Although this book provides an emphasis on play therapy with special populations, the relationship with the child is the foundational basis for therapeutic change in all play therapy experiences. New York, NY, US: Brunner-Routledge Innovations in play therapy.
Printed in: USA. Child-Centered Play Therapy. However play therapy is a different experience than everyday play for the child, as the specialised skills of the trained play therapist enables the child to enter into a therapeutic relationship wherein the child can safely express, explore and make sense of their difficult and sometimes painful life experiences.
Play therapy helps children develop confidence and positive self-esteem, find healthier ways of communicating and can promote resilience and coping, in ways that are appropriate to their age and developmental stage. Some Play Therapists trained fully in non directive humanistic play therapy approaches are able to work with children from 2 years old, providing a wonderful opportunity for very early intervention. Play Therapy is also a highly effective adjunctive treatment for the emotional difficulties which can arise when a child has been accurately diagnosed with a neurological, biological or organic disorder Cochran et all 6.
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