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Theraplay Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play, 3rd Edition

Theraplay?a pioneering application of attachment theory to clinical work—helps parents learn and practice how to provide the playful engagement, empathic responsiveness, and clear guidance that lead to secure attachment and lifelong mental health in their children. This third edition of the groundbreaking book Theraplay shows how to use play to engage children in interactions that lead to competence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and trust. Theraplay’s relationship-based approach is uniquely designed to help families facing today’s busy and often chaotic lifestyle challenges form joyful, loving relationships.

Review

“Theraplay should be mandatory for every child placed in foster care or an adoptive home.” (Kevin O’Connor, author, The Play Therapy Primer)

“This well-organized, detailed book . . . will delight both neophyte and experienced professional. . . . Theraplay has the capacity to transform [an] insecure parent-child relationship . . . to one of mutual pleasure and trust.” (Miriam Elson, author, Self Psychology in Clinical Social Work)

“This is a much-needed resource, and I highly recommAnd it.” (Charles E. Schaefer, professor of psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University)

“Booth has made explicit the reality of attachment-based play’ that is Theraplay. She has gone further than the first edition in integrating parents into the treatment. . . . By giving parents the skills to take the interventions home, she enables Theraplay to be a much more effective brief therapy method.” (Daniel A. Hughes, author, Facilitating Developmental Attachment)

“Helping to create, restructure, or restore a child-parent relationship is an awesome task and a sacred trust. The Theraplay method provides a structure for working with both children and their caregivers to develop robust, wholesome relationships.” (Beverly James, author, Treating Traumatized Children and Handbook for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems) –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

Using Play to Develop Trust and Joy in Parent-Child Relationships Theraplay, modeled on the natural, playful patterns of healthy interaction between parent and child, helps troubled families develop the responsiveness and structure vital to a child’s development. Theraplay shows parents how to use play to communicate love and authority and to engage their children in interactions that develop competence, self-esteem and trust. Booth’s revised edition brilliantly integrates Jernberg’s innovative approach with recent research on attachment and the effect of stress and trauma on child development. In a clear, forceful style and illustrated by vivid therapeutic vignettes, Theraplay demonstrates how this creative and joyful treatment can help even the most challenging children and their families.

“This well-organized, detailed book . . . will delight both neophyte and experienced professional. . . . Theraplay has the capacity to transform [an] insecure parent-child relationship . . . to one of mutual pleasure and trust.” –Miriam Elson, author, Self Psychology in Clinical Social Work

“This is a much-needed resource, and I highly recommAnd it.” –Charles E. Schaefer, professor of psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

“Theraplay should be mandatory for every child placed in foster care or an adoptive home.” –Kevin O’Connor, author, The Play Therapy Primer

“Booth has made explicit the reality of attachment-based play’ that is Theraplay. She has gone further than the first edition in integrating parents into the treatment. . . . By giving parents the skills to take the interventions home, she enables Theraplay to be a much more effective brief therapy method.” –Daniel A. Hughes, author, Facilitating Developmental Attachment

“Helping to create, restructure, or restore a child-parent relationship is an awesome task and a sacred trust. The Theraplay method provides a structure for working with both children and their caregivers to develop robust. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 3 edition (November 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470281669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470281666
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.7 inches

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