Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is the newest incarnation of Garry Landreth's comprehensive text on creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. It details the Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child's world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. Professors who have taught a course based on the previous edition will be pleased to find the core message intact, but updated with a significant body of recent research. Expanded to cover additional topics of interest, the new edition includes: a full chapter on current research in play therapy new sections on supervising play therapists, legal and ethical issues and multicultural concerns 30 new photographs that show the author demonstrating techniques in-session practical tips for working with parents instructions on play room set-up and materials online instructor resources. The Third Edition will feel both familiar and fresh to educators and trainers who have relied on Landreth's text for years. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.
About Me, Garry Landreth. The Meaning of Play. History and Development of Play Therapy. A View of Children. Child-Centered Play Therapy. The Play Therapist. Parents as Partners in Play Therapy. The Playroom and Materials. Beginning the Relationship: The Child's Time. Characteristics of Facilitative Responses. Therapeutic Limit Setting. Typical Problems in Play Therapy and What to Do If... Issues in Play Therapy. Children in Play Therapy. Determining Therapeutic Process and Termination. Intensive and Short-term Play Therapy. Research in Play Therapy.