Infant Play Therapy is a groundbreaking resource for practitioners interested in the varied play therapy theories, models, and programs available for the unique developmental needs of infants and children under the age of three.
The impressive list of expert contributors in the fields of play therapy and infant mental health cover a wide range of early intervention play-based models and topics. Chapters explore areas including: neurobiology, developmental trauma, parent-infant attachment relationships, neurosensory play, affective touch, grief and loss, perinatal depression, adoption, autism, domestic violence, sociocultural factors, and more. Chapter case studies highlight leading approaches and offer techniques to provide a comprehensive understanding of both play therapy and the ways we understand and recognize the therapeutic role of play with infants.
In these pages professionals and students alike will find valuable clinical resources to bring healing to family systems with young children.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|49 pages
part II|29 pages
Assessment with Young Children
part III|46 pages
New and Adapted Theoretical Approaches and Models to Infant Play Therapy
part IV|41 pages
Programmatic Infant Play and Play-Based Interventions with Infant and Toddler Populations
part V|43 pages
Evidence-Based Infant Mental Health Models that Utilize Play Therapy Practices
part VI|42 pages
Applications to Specific Populations in Infant Play Therapy