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Solution-focused play therapy : a strengths-based clinical approach to play therapy

By: Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021Description: 1 online resource : illustrationsISBN:
  • 9780367374440
  • 9781000223743
  • 9780429354984
  • 0429354983
  • 1000223744
  • 9781000223750
  • 1000223752
  • 9781000223736
  • 1000223736
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  • RJ505.P6┬áH37 2021eb
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Contents:
1. The Restorative Powers of Play: Foundations of Play Therapy 2. Building Solutions With Clients: Foundations of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 3. How Did You Do That? Solution-Focused Play Therapy Key Concepts and Stages of Solution Building 4. Growing with Solution-Focused Play Therapy: How Development Impacts the Play Therapy Process 5. Solution-Focused Play Therapy Resources: Strength-Based Tools for the Playroom 6. Setting Children up for Success: Caregive Consultations, First Sessions, and Treatment Planning 7. Essential Skills in Solution-Focused Play Therapy: The 12 Basic Skills 8. Cultivating Resiliency: Solution-Focused Play Therapy Techniques 9. Let's Play! Creative Interventions in Solution-Focused Play Therapy 10. Creating Change in the Family System: Solution-Focused Family Play Therapy 11. Searching for Solutions: Strength-Based Documentation and Progress Assessment 12. Celebration Sessions: How to Terminate Solution-Focused Play Therapy Sessions Appendices
Summary: Solution-Focused Play Therapy is an essential text that blends the process of play therapy with solution-focused therapy. With a focus on child strengths and resources, this book identifies key concepts and principles in solution-focused play therapy (SFPT). The author provides neurobiological and developmental support for SFPT and guidance on how practitioners can transition from using a non-directive approach to a more directive and activity-based approach based on the developmental needs of the child. Chapters describe the 12 basic skills needed for employing this approach with children of all ages and their families. Harnessing a strengths-oriented approach, the author presents expressive ways to use key SFPT techniques, including the miracle question, scaling, finding exceptions, and end-of-session feedback. Clinicians will come away from the book with a suite of interventions, strategies, handouts, and forms that can be employed with children of all ages and their families, from strength-based assessment and treatment planning to the final celebration session.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The Restorative Powers of Play: Foundations of Play Therapy 2. Building Solutions With Clients: Foundations of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 3. How Did You Do That? Solution-Focused Play Therapy Key Concepts and Stages of Solution Building 4. Growing with Solution-Focused Play Therapy: How Development Impacts the Play Therapy Process 5. Solution-Focused Play Therapy Resources: Strength-Based Tools for the Playroom 6. Setting Children up for Success: Caregive Consultations, First Sessions, and Treatment Planning 7. Essential Skills in Solution-Focused Play Therapy: The 12 Basic Skills 8. Cultivating Resiliency: Solution-Focused Play Therapy Techniques 9. Let's Play! Creative Interventions in Solution-Focused Play Therapy 10. Creating Change in the Family System: Solution-Focused Family Play Therapy 11. Searching for Solutions: Strength-Based Documentation and Progress Assessment 12. Celebration Sessions: How to Terminate Solution-Focused Play Therapy Sessions Appendices

Solution-Focused Play Therapy is an essential text that blends the process of play therapy with solution-focused therapy. With a focus on child strengths and resources, this book identifies key concepts and principles in solution-focused play therapy (SFPT). The author provides neurobiological and developmental support for SFPT and guidance on how practitioners can transition from using a non-directive approach to a more directive and activity-based approach based on the developmental needs of the child. Chapters describe the 12 basic skills needed for employing this approach with children of all ages and their families. Harnessing a strengths-oriented approach, the author presents expressive ways to use key SFPT techniques, including the miracle question, scaling, finding exceptions, and end-of-session feedback. Clinicians will come away from the book with a suite of interventions, strategies, handouts, and forms that can be employed with children of all ages and their families, from strength-based assessment and treatment planning to the final celebration session.

Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S, is an associate professor at Texas State University. She is the founder and director of the Texas State University Animal- Assisted Counseling Academy and a past president of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.

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