Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach




Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach is a practical, step-by-step guide for therapists using directive and nondirective play therapy intervention in their work with children who have suffered traumatic experiences. Introducing flexibly sequential play therapy (FSPT) and illustrating the protocol through clinical case histories and evidence informed prop-based interventions, this unique book provides detailed guidance for clinicians searching for a comprehensive model of treatment that incorporates solid theoretical constructs with effective strategies. Extensive case material dramatically illustrates each step of the therapeutic process.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S
1. Introduction: Dimensions of Treatment for Traumatized Children 7. Emotional Literacy
2. Trauma Definitions and Symptoms 8. The Continuum of Disclosure
3. Enhancing a Child’s Sense of Safety 9. Experiential Master Play: A Form of
Gradual Exposure
4. Assessing and Augmenting Positive Coping Strategies 10. Trauma Narrative Work
5. Soothing the Physiology 11. Addressing the Child’s Thought
6. Parents as Partners 12. Making Positive Meaning in the
Post-Trauma Self


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