Current play therapy resources offer details on how to conduct play therapy, but are limited in addressing the challenges that develop when therapists conduct play therapy with real-life clients. Using the Child-Centered Play Therapy Approach, Ray has written the first book to address these complex play therapy subjects. Topics covered include: integrating field knowledge of play, development, and theory into the advanced play therapist’s knowledge base; working with difficult situations, such as limit-setting, aggression, and parents; addressing modern work concerns like measuring progress, data accountability, and treatment planning; differentiating play therapy practice in school and community settings; and addressing complicated skills, such as theme work, group play therapy, and supervision. Ray also includes her Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, an invaluable tool for any play therapist accountable for evidence-based practice. This manual can also be found on the accompanying CD, along with treatment plan, session summary, and progress-tracking worksheets.

chapter 1|16 pages

History, Rationale, and Purpose of Play

chapter 2|26 pages

A Primer on Child Development

chapter 5|12 pages

Basics of Play Therapy

chapter 6|14 pages

Limit Setting

chapter 7|12 pages

Themes in Play Therapy

chapter 8|24 pages

Progress and Termination

chapter 9|26 pages

Parent Consultation

chapter 10|16 pages

Aggression In and Out of the Playroom

chapter 11|20 pages

Group Play Therapy

chapter 12|24 pages

Play Therapy in the Schools

chapter 14|14 pages

Supervision of Play Therapy