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Play Therapy with Children in Crisis, Third Edition: Individual, Group, and Family Treatment 3rd Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
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ISBN-10: 1593854951
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"The third edition of Play Therapy with Children in Crisis has all the hallmarks of a Nancy Boyd Webb book: outstanding contributors; well-organized, integrated chapters; comprehensive coverage; and state-of-the-art knowledge. This is a superb text for graduate courses in social work and play therapy, and an up-to-date reference for practitioners."--David A. Crenshaw, PhD, private practice, Rhinebeck, New York
"A unique addition to the clinical literature. The contributors provide insightful theoretical and case-based discussions of children struggling with very real--and very contemporary--trauma-related issues. The case transcripts, study questions, current references, and logical, thematic structure make this third edition a valuable resource both for the classroom and for those providing individual, group, and family intervention services."--Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, Mental Health Counseling Program, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida
"The scope of this book is enormous! Chapters include practical information regarding the treatment of children who have survived a wide range of traumatic events. Going beyond the basic principles of play therapy, the volume covers such far-reaching topics as differential diagnosis, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, and the vicarious traumatization experienced by clinicians. For both students and seasoned clinicians, this third edition is sure to provide something helpful and new to all of its readers."--Janine Shelby, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles
"Play Therapy with Children in Crisis has always been one of my recommended readings for MSW students in my class on practice with children and adolescents. The case studies accurately reflect the trauma and environmental difficulties that my students must address as they treat children in foster care, adoption, and child protection/prevention settings. Webb's theoretical formulations about crisis assessments are practical and helpful for the sophisticated graduate student."--Emily Jean McFadden, LMSW, School of Social Work, Grand Valley State University

"A much-needed and outstanding resource. The contributors clearly describe the most current research findings about trauma and crisis intervention and translate their knowledge into sound practice guidelines using interesting, in-depth case studies. The chapters are rich with therapeutic wisdom and insight. This impressive book will prove invaluable to professionals who work with children in a variety of settings, including mental health agencies, schools, social services, and private practice. Webb is to be commended for bringing together, in one volume, appropriate treatment interventions for the many forms of trauma experienced by children."--Cindy Miller-Perrin, PhD, Department of Psychology, Pepperdine University

"Nancy Boyd Webb has assembled an exceptional group of authors for her book, both from the United States and United Kingdom....Well written, and contains varied and relevant topics to the world of counseling children. Any counselor will be able to find information that applies to his or her particular practice. The references in the book are up to date, and the chapters are well organized....This book is highly recommended for any counselor who works with children, not just those who specialize in crisis intervention. It gives detailed information on therapy interventions and provides many resources for further exploration."
(Family Journal 2007-08-18)

"This is an extraordinary addition to the clinical literature. The scope, breadth, and depth of the book speak volumes about the clinical expertise of the author, who is an undisputed expert in the field of play therapy. In this groundbreaking third edition, she delivers a well organized, comprehensive book that offers traditional as well as up-to-date knowledge on play therapy methods. This much-needed resource is a timely addition to the professional literature....5 stars!"
(Doody's Review Service 2007-08-18)

About the Author

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, a leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement, is a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work and a registered play therapy supervisor. Dr. Webb is University Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, where she holds the James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies, and is the founder of Fordham's Post-Master's Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy. In addition to teaching and writing, she maintains a clinical practice and supervises and consults with schools and agencies. Dr. Webb lectures and conducts workshops throughout the United States and internationally on play therapy, trauma, and bereavement. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Clinical Practice Award of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the designation of Distinguished Scholar by the National Academies of Practice in Social Work.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 489 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 3 edition (August 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593854951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593854959
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great foundation book for clinicians who work with children and families in crisis. It covers a range of issues including domestic violence, foster care, divorce, bereavement, and serious illness, and it presents a number of current psychotherapy approaches such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Other books I recommend for clinicians who provide therapy to children and families include:

Structured Play-Based Interventions for Engaging Children and Adolescents in Therapy

Techniques-Techniques-Techniques: Play-Based Activities for Children, Adolescents & Families

Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art, and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions (Sociology Family Relationships)

Engaging Children in Family Therapy: Creative Approaches to Integrating Theory and Research

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques

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Book discusses the use of play therapy in a variety of situations which is valuable as a tool for an introductory class in grad school.
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By LAL on November 11, 2012
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Very easy to read and gives great examples! I would definitely recommend for anyone learning to work therapeutically with children.
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This book is clear and concise and is filled with a ton of valuable information for anyone wishing to learn more about play therapy.
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