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Counseling Children Through the World of Play [Paperback]

By Daniel S. Sweeney (Author)
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Children in today's world sometimes undergo traumatic experiences, such as abuse, divorce of parents, loss of a loved one, school problems. Even trained counselors struggle to find ways to help children process their hurts. This book offers a soundly integrated approach that helps counselors enter the child's world--the world of play--to help them heal. Through play-therapy relationships, counselors, social workers, and other children's workers can help children say with toys what they have difficulty saying with words. Toys become the play therapist's tools to help unlock the healing process for the wounded child.

Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D., L.P.C., M.F.C.C., R.P.T.-S, former assistant director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas, is now an assistant professor of counseling at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sweeney has extensive experience working with children and families in his private practice as well as in the settings of therapeutic foster care, community mental health, and pastoral counseling. Sweeney has presented workshops on play therapy, filial therapy, and sandplay at numerous state and national conferences. He has written several articles about play-therapy issues and is the coathor (with Dr. Garry L. Landreth) of Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems. Daniel and his wife, Marla, have four children and live in Newberg, Oregon.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Resource Publications (OR)
Pages   326
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2001
Publisher   Resource Publications (OR)
Series  AACC Counseling Library  
ISBN  1579106544  
ISBN13  9781579106546  

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Daniel S. Sweeney currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Daniel S. Sweeney has an academic affiliation as follows - George Fox University, Portland, OR, USA George Fox University, USA Ge.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Social Sciences > Psychology > Psychotherapy
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Adolescent Psychology
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Child Psychology > Psychology
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Counseling

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A must read for the Christian therapist  May 12, 2000
Dr. Sweeney's book is an informative and effective tool for parents and professionals who value interaction with children that is both Christian and empathic. This book has given me guidance as a play therapist, parent educator, and parent.
Table of Contents  Feb 8, 2000
Chapter One: The Child's World-- Chapter Two: Children Communicate through Play-- Chapter Three: Play Therapy As a Foundational Treatment-- Chapter Four: Working with Parents-- Chapter Five: The Playroom and Materials-- Chapter Six: Conducting a Child Play Therapy Session-- Chapter Seven: Therapeutic Limit Setting-- Chapter Eight: Using Stories, Sandplay, and Art in Play Therapy-- Chapter Nine: Issues in Counseling Children through Play-- Chapter Ten: Parent Training: Filial Therapy--

Chapter Eleven: Treating Traumatized Children-- Chapter Twelve: Treating Disruptive Behavior Problems-- Chapter Thirteen: Treating Anxious and Depressed Children-- Chapter Fourteen: Treating Other Common Childhood Problems-- Chapter Fifteen: Children and Psychopharmacology-- Appendix A: Assessment Instruments-- Appendix B: Informed Consent for Counseling-- Appendix C: Professional Disclosure Statement

Insightful & Practical Application of Play Therapy Principle  Sep 10, 1998
Dr. Sweeney provides an insightful and practical view of play therapy with in a spiritual context. It is well organized, well written, and easy to understand. Dr. Sweeney examines relevant issues including: entering the child's world, play as therapy, and treating children with distinct needs. This is a must text for beginer to experienced play therapist with faith. A wonderful book and a break through for the Christian community to understand and respond to the needs of children in a therapeutic way.

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