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ISBN-13: 978-1593856335 ISBN-10: 1593856334 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (October 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593856334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593856335
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Filling a void for today's play therapist, this volume covers theories, research, and applications that have not yet been addressed in depth in other texts. It includes a diverse range of practical, hands-on approaches for specific populations. The book is accessible enough for students, yet will also serve as a practical, unique reference for experienced professionals. I highly recommend this much-needed addition to the literature."--Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S, The Astor Home for Children, Poughkeepsie, New York

"Schaefer and Kaduson bring together a wonderful collection of knowledgeable and thoughtful authors to inform, educate, and enlighten. Overviews of approaches and specific applications bring valuable, current information to the reader. Up-to-date reviews of research in the field are timely and helpful. This book is a valuable addition to the continually growing play therapy literature."--Linda Homeyer, PhD, Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services, Texas State University-San Marcos

"A groundbreaking work in the field of play therapy. This book contains the most up-to-date literature by world-renowned researchers and master therapists. The book takes the reader to a more in-depth understanding and appreciation of what play therapy can do, and shows how to do it well. I highly recommend this volume to experienced play therapists as well as novices. It is an important addition to any play therapy library."--Cynthia Reynolds, PhD, RPT-S, Department of Counseling, University of Akron


"A state-of-the-art overview of a highly challenging area of practice....4 Stars!"--Doody's Review Service
(Doody's Review Service 2007-10-20)

About the Author

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in Hightstown, New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy. He has written or edited more than 50 books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Foundations of Play Therapy, Handbook of Play Therapy, Play Therapy with Adolescents, and Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children. Dr. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the Association for Play Therapy and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. Kaduson's publications include The Playing Cure and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques (Volumes I, II, and III). With Charles E. Schaefer, she is coeditor of Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Second Edition. Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Edited by Charles E. Schaefer (Professor of Psychology at Farleigh Dickinson University) and Heidi Gerard Kaduson (specialist in evaluation and intervention services for children with behavioral, emotional, and learning problems), Contemporary Play Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice is an anthology of essays written by professionals, for professionals. Essays discuss current ideas and techniques concerning the helpful tool of play therapy, research evaluating the effectiveness of play therapy, and creative approaches for applying play therapy in situations ranging from parental divorce, maltreatment, and abuse, to surviving natural disasters and much more. A special section concerning cultural competence when treating Mexican-American children rounds out this invaluable compilation of the latest findings in the field.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T. Shaw on July 8, 2007
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I needed this book for an online CEU course that I was taking (to renew licensure in California, one needs 36 Continuing Education Credits every two years). I believe that this book is excellent for those of us who see children, adolescents and their families. It discusses what works, how studies were configured and gave me an excellent overview of current trends. I am not new to this field, having seen children and their families almost exclusively for the past 20 years. This book is excellent for beginners and people in the field awhile. Its worth its price and then some.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carmella on May 19, 2012
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This text is wonderful. It presents theories and practice in terms of real life application. A great resource for clinical practice.
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By Lily on February 8, 2014
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This book is a wonderful overview of issues in play therapy. The theory chapters were a bit dry but the chapters on homeless children, Latino children, and disaster counseling made it worth it.
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