Play Therapy with Preteens presents integrative models of play therapy that incorporate expressive arts and evidence-informed interventions into working with preadolescents. The current research demonstrates treatment efficacy in incorporating creative, dynamic interventions into work with preadolescents and their families. This unique book is written specifically on play therapy with preadolescents, presenting a comprehensive yet practical approach that integrates expressive arts like music, movement, play, sand, and poetry into treatment, along with familial involvement.Contributors cover a multitude of therapy options including: cognitive behavioral; attachment-centered; Alderian; family play; relational transformation; nature-based; and directive. This volume is the perfect companion to beginning and seasoned practitioners.
Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, SP, is a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the executive director of Better Options Initiative, a nonprofit located in Lafayette, Louisiana, which focuses on protecting children from parental conflict.
Jennifer Baggerly, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, is a professor of counseling and play therapy at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Baggerly also provides counseling and play therapy at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health in Flower Mound, Texas. She served as chair of the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy from 2013 to 2014 and was a member of the board from 2009 to 2015.
Amie Myrick, MS, LCPC, is the director of education and training at Family & Children’s Services in Bel Air, Maryland, and a licensed professional counselor. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults for anxiety as well as mood- and trauma-related disorders. She has been involved in trauma- and play-based research for the past fifteen years with more than twenty-five published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Play Therapy with Preteens is a very well-written, informative, and comprehensive guide to developmentally appropriate play interventions for preadolescents. Highly recommended!
This book is the first of its kind; it fills a void and provides a treasure trove of approaches, information, research, and practices in the field of play therapy with preteens. I highly recommend it for practitioners, graduate students, and academics.
This unique volume offers treatment approaches for preadolescents as seen through the kaleidoscopic lens of theory and techniques. Poignant case studies enrich each chapter and offer practical applications. A useful addition for beginners as well as seasoned clinicians and play therapists!