Play Therapy with Adolescents

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Loretta Gallo-Lopez, Charles E. Schaefer
Jason Aronson, 2005 - 296 pages
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Adolescents are often resistant, hostile, moody, and difficult, but they can also be fascinating, creative, spontaneous, and passionate. How do mental health professionals get past the facade? Play Therapy with Adolescents is the first book to offer a complete variety of play therapy approaches specifically geared toward adolescents. The chapters, written by experts in the field, offer readers entry into the world of adolescents, showing how to make connections and alliances.

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An Introduction to Play Therapy with Adolescents
Adolescent Sand Tray Therapy
Theraplay with Adolescents
Activity Filial Therapy with Adolescents
Transitional Objects in Play Therapy with Adolescents
Drama Therapy with Adolescents
Adolescent Play Therapy from a Nondirective Stance
Play Therapy Techniques to Engage Adolescents
Adolescents in Foster Care Grounded Play Therapy
Therapy Making Use of Games of Rapport Games of Courtesy and Good Habits
Play in the Therapy of Adolescents with Eating Disorders
Group Therapy for Adolescents with Anger Problems
CognitiveBehavioral Interventions for Bullies Victims and Bystanders
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The Use of Poetry in Play Therapy with Adolescents
Metaphorical Thinking with Adolescents

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Loretta Gallo-Lopez, MA, RPT-S, RDT-BCT, merges her experience as a play therapist and board-certified drama therapist and trainer in her psychotherapy practice in Tampa, Florida. She is a former adjunct professor in the Drama Therapy program at New York University. She has authored several chapters on play and drama therapy and has presented trainings nationally on topics related to sexual abuse and creative approaches to therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, PPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is professor emeritus of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy and has written or edited more than sixty-five books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy, including The Therapeutic Use of Child's Play, Family Play Therapy, and Short-Term Play Therapy for Children. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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