Edited by Charles Schaefer, the "father of play therapy," this fully updated and revised Second Edition of Foundations of Play Therapy provides in-depth coverage of all the major models of play therapy from leading play therapists. Each chapter is fully revised and provides up-to-date discussions of the latest developments, applications, and empirical support for each theory. Play therapists and other mental health professionals will benefit from this landmark text.
Preface. About the Editor. Contributors. Part I Fundamentals of Play Therapy Practice. Chapter 1: Play Therapy: Basic Concepts and Practices ( Julie Blundon Nash and Charles E. Schaefer ). Chapter 2: The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy ( Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes ). Chapter 3: Playing it Safe: Ethical Issues in Play Therapy ( Cynthia A. Reynolds and Laura J. Tejada ). Part II Major Theoretical Approaches. Psychodynamic Models. Chapter 4: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Play Therapy ( Alan J. Levy ). Chapter 5: Jungian Analytical Play Therapy ( Eric Green ). Chapter 6: Adlerian Play Therapy ( Terry Kottman ). Chapter 7: Release Play Therapy ( Heidi Gerard Kaduson ). Humanistic Models. Chapter 8: Child-Centered Play Therapy ( Daniel S. Sweeney and Garry L. Landreth ). Chapter 9: Filial Therapy: Strengthening Family Relationships with the Power of Play ( Rise VanFleet ). Chapter 10: Gestalt Play Therapy ( Violet Oaklander ). Chapter 11: Experiential Play Therapy ( Carol C. Norton and Byron E. Norton ). Systemic Models. Chapter 12: Family Play Therapy: Igniting Creative Energy, Valuing Metaphors, & Making Changes from the Inside Out ( Eliana Gil ). Chapter 13: Group Play Therapy ( Daniel S. Sweeney ). Chapter 14: Ecosystemic Play Therapy ( Kevin O'Connor ). Emerging Models. Chapter 15: Theraplay: Attachment Enhancing Play Therapy ( Evangeline Munns ). Chapter 16: Solution-Focused Play Therapy: Helping Children and Families Find Solutions ( Donald R. Nims ). Chapter 17: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy ( Susan M. Knell ). Chapter 18: Narrative Play Therapy ( Aideen Taylor de Faoite ). Chapter 19: Integrative Play Therapy ( Athena Drewes ). Chapter 20: Prescriptive Play Therapy ( Charles E. Schaefer ). Author Index. Subject Index.