Here is a comprehensive guide to of the the most effective and dynamic childhood intervention available to counselors, therapists, teachers, psychologists, and anyone who works with kids. This hands--on resource applies play therapy theory to a wide variety of group settings and gives therapists insight into treating special populations including sibling groups, children who have been abused, and children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Enter a child's world of communication with twenty--five of the country's leading play therapy experts as they guide you through a myriad of group play therapy approaches, issues, and techniques. The Handbook of Group Play Therapy gives therapists the tools they need to help children as they experience the exhilaration, fear, joy, and frustration in discovering the world around them as they learn about themselves and others."The authors have pinpointed a dynamic and developing area of therapeutic play...a very valuable resource in working with children."--Robert C. Berg, professor and assistant chair, Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education, University of North Texas
DANIEL S. SWEENEY is assistant professor of counseling at George Fox University and the former assistant director of the Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas. LINDA E. HOMEYER is assistant professor at Southwest Texas State University and past president of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.