Play Therapy

2nd Edition

A Non-Directive Approach for Children and Adolescents


  • Kate Wilson
  • Virginia Ryan
    • Print ISBN 9780702027710

    Key Features

    • Principles and background to the development of non-directive play therapy as a therapeutic method
    • An updated theoretical framework for this approach, including symbolic play and its role in therapy
    • Essential assessment, planning and practice issues and skills
    • Working with children and their families systematically
    • Play therapy in statutory settings
    • Presenting therapeutic material in court proceedings

    Table of Contents

    Child Therapy and Non-directive Play Therapy. Symbolic Play: Its Role in Mental Development and Play Therapy. The Process of Play Therapy. Assessment and Planning for Play Therapy. Emotional/Social Development and Play Therapy . Practice Skills and Issues. Working with Children in Statutory Settings . References


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    © 2006
    Bailièrre Tindall
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    About the authors

    Kate Wilson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Social Work, Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, UK

    Virginia Ryan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Director MA/Diploma in Non-directive Play Therapy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, UK