While many books and current research in the field of child psychotherapy focus on typical psychiatric conditions faced by children and the associated treatments for those conditions, there is a paucity of information on treating vulnerable demographics and unique child populations. These include, but are not limited to, children affected by natural disasters, complex trauma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten provides the latest research-supported, play-based interventions for clinicians to utilize with these children. This book encourages the reader through real-world application case studies to honor the significance of the therapeutic relationship and balance humanism and therapeutic warmth with evidence-based practices.
Foreword Nancy Boyd-Webb Introduction Eric J. Green and Amie C. Myrick Part 1: Foundations Chapter 1 Integrating Play Therapy and Evidence-Informed Interventions with Vulnerable Populations: An Overview Anne L. Stewart and Eric J. Green Chapter 2 The Evidence and Filial Therapy: Effectively Integrating Parents Into Child Psychotherapy Glade Topham and Cynthia C. Sniscak Part 2: Clinical Applications for Traumatized Populations Chapter 3 Simple Interventions for Complex Trauma: Play-Based Safety and Affect Regulation Strategies for Child Survivors Janine Shelby, Brenda Aranda, Lisa Asbill, and Jenny A. Gallagher Chapter 4 Healing Young Children Affected by Sexual Abuse: The Therapeutic Touchstone Eileen Prendiville Chapter 5 Animal Assisted Play Therapy to Empower Vulnerable Children Rise VanFleet and Tracie Faa-Thompson Chapter 6 Disaster Response Play Therapy with Vulnerable Children Jennifer N. Baggerly and Marshia Allen-Auguston Chapter 7 Holistic Mental Health Care and Play Therapy for Hospitalized, Chronically Ill Children Judith A. Parson Part 3: Clinical Applications for Psychosocial and Developmental Issues Chapter 8 The Use of Psychometric Play-Based Assessment to Inform Research-Supported Treatment of Children with Autism Karen Stagnitti Chapter 9 Play Therapy with Children Affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Amie C. Myrick and Eric J. Green Chapter 10 Adlerian Play Therapy with Children Affected by Externalizing Behavioral Disorders Kristin K. Meany-Walen and Terry Kottman Chapter 11 Group Activity Therapy for Physically Disabled Preadolescents Affected by Bullying Amie C. Myrick, Julia A. Mitchell, and Kelsey A. Stephenson Chapter 12 Integrating Expressive Arts and Research-Supported Play-Based Interventions with LGBTQI Adolescents Linda Goldman About the Authors