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Author: Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer
ISBN: 1118336879
Pages: 368 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (September 16, 2013)
Language: English
Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
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e-Book The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change epub download

by Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer

He cofounded the Association for Play Therapy in 1982, which currently has over 6,000 members, and now serves as Director Emeritus for the organization.

I couldn't put this book down, it is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding. This is a stunning contribution to the field of child therapy.

All of the papers focus on different benefits of using play therapy to help children who are having trouble living their lives in some way.

Therapeutic Powers of Play 2. How Best to Use the Material in This Book 4. References 6. Part I Facilitates Communication 9.

It is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding.

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20 Core Agents of Change. Books related to The Therapeutic Powers of Play. by Charles E. Schaefer, Athena A. Drewes.

"Focusing on the specific ingredients that activate clinicalchange, this book is enhanced by current research, more amplescope, and an array of contributions in contemporary and relevanttopic areas. It is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding.This is a stunning contribution to the field of child therapy."

—Eliana Gil, PhD, Gil Institute for Trauma Recoveryand Education

A practical look at how play therapy can promote mentalhealth wellness in children and adolescents

Revised and expanded, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, SecondEdition explores the powerful effects that play therapy has ondifferent areas within a child or adolescent's life: communication,emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personalstrengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes—renownedexperts in the field of play therapy—discuss the differentinterventions and components of treatment that can move clients tochange.

Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying awide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in eachchapter for use in clinical practice, including:

Direct teachingIndirect teachingSelf-expressionRelationship enhancementAttachment formationCatharsisStress inoculationCreative problem solvingSelf-esteem

Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoreticalviewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for playand child therapists of all levels of experience and theoreticalorientations.

Foremost, this text is borderline graduate-level. Therefore, professors should first peruse the work before ordering for undergraduate her/his class. And, the casual reader (or lay-person) should take this under STRONG advisement. Now, having read the text, I can report the following:

-Clearly structured. The author provides strategies, empirical support, clinical applications, and case vignettes.
-Trustworthy. Dr. Schaefer is a professor at the much respected Fairleigh Dickinson University.
-Genuinely insightful.
-Extraordinarily well-researched.
-Written in a vibrant manner. (So many academic texts lack vivid, polished writing. In this cases, the authors' outstanding skills make understanding their assertions a pleasure).
-Intensely edited. (I found nothing unclear or unsupported).
-No filler. (There is a distinct absence of unnecessary charts, graphs, and figures that seem to clutter similarly themed texts).

-The "pop" cover is intensely misleading. It nearly looks like the contents will be a study of "superheroes." Perhaps it seems odd, but when I am considering a text for my own classes, I do weight the appearance of the text itself. I want students to understand the gravity of our explorations. And, a McDonald's colored cover, coupled with a giant lightening bolt does not convey an "academic" tone. However, let's be clear: this problem resides with the editors and the authors. (perhaps if there is a third edition, it can have a cover that reflects the dignity of the subject-matter.

This is a well-written, informative text for both those in the field and those who will soon be in the field. Buy it without hesitation.
Wow. This book is amazing in the area of Play Therapy. If a person would only buy one book on Play Therapy, this should be the one. It is quite clinical but easy to read. It gives practical applications and real-life stories of how the concepts have put into practice. And before the authors share the real-life experiences, the concepts are explained clearly and concisely. All explanations are well sited. Different techniques are explained and shared.

How the techniques are used is invaluable -- to see them played out in real-life experiences shows the power of these approaches.

The tone of the book is direct and real. One part about indirect teaching explicitly says there isn't a lot of evidence to back this way of play up, but the author shares it in a very intelligent way. I appreciate her candor about it and also how she felt it worthy to be mentioned and explained even though not a lot of time has been given to this method by practitioners.

I would also like to add that this book also gives practical ways an adult who is part of a child's life can also use play therapy techniques to help that child.
This book has been put together as a guide and reference for using play therapy to assist children and adolescents with a wide variety of issues. There are multiple contributors who share their expertise in helping explain how play therapy can promote change and foster self-expression for clients. This book is well-referenced and covers a wide spectrum of theory and application in the field of play therapy. It shows how play therapy can be integrated with multiple theoretical orientations and can foster change in areas of cognitive processes, emotional processes, and interpersonal processes. There are many case examples showing how play therapy has been used to help children with various issues. The book focuses on identifying how play therapy can foster change, rather than outlining specific techniques or exercises. It does provide some input on how therapists may choose which play resources to incorporate in their practice. This book is a clinical book intended for practitioners and students in the area of play therapy. I believe it will be a valuable reference for many working in this field. The only suggestions I have are to create a hardcover edition for the cost of this paperback (the cost of this book is more consistent with what a hardcover book would cost, while I do recognize that academic books for professionals are often higher priced due to their limited market) and for the publisher to fix the error in the copy of the book I received where the pages for the transitions between each section of the book are misplaced - they are all at the beginning of the first section (part one) instead of at the start of the sections where they are supposed to be.
As a pediatric RN I have spent a career helping children survive trauma, genetics and illness. I always envied the child life specialists their training. As an RN we were always told that "play is the work of children" but in the bustle of floor nursing, the task list can get in the way of the whole child.

This book is a phenomenal guide to using play to draw out problem solving, empathy and social competence in children. I wish this was taught in nursing school; this book is far more relevant to care of the sick child than most of my nursing textbooks. This book can be used at any age, level or intellectual capacity. There is a lot to mine here but I can say that anyone working with children could benefit from having this book in their toolbox. Highly recommended.