By the author of "Developmental Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children and Adolescents", this book demonstrates the use of play to both understand and communicate in the process of play therapy for the different levels of developmental disorder in childhood and adolescence. To better explain the process of play therapy with the various developmental disorders, at least one case example is included for each type of disorder. The book begins with a description of materials to be used in the play, the role of the therapist in the interaction, and the interpretation of play. Since the parent is so essential to the treatment of children, there is some discussion of the treatment of the parents. The developmental disorders that are covered are autistic and symbiotic psychosis, borderline disorders, narcissistic personality disorders, and neurosis. The book concludes with a discussion of termination issues.
Publisher: Human Sciences Press,U.S.