ISBN 9781849057776,Deep Play - Exploring The Use Of Depth In Psychotherapy With Children

Deep Play - Exploring The Use Of Depth In Psychotherapy With Children



Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781849057776

ISBN-10 184905777X


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Social Sciences

Therapeutic Deep Play Has The Capacity For Children To Express Deep Emotions, Overcome Seemingly Insurmountable Issues And Resolve Serious Problems. Working With Children In This Profound Way, Therapists Are Able To Not Only Eliminate Symptoms, But To Change The Very Structure Of How Children Live With Themselves, Their Defense And Belief Systems. The Contributors To This Book All Work Deeply, Allowing Children To Take Risks In A Safe Environment, And Become Fully Absorbed In Physical Play. Chapters Include Play With Deep Sandboxes, Clay, Water, And Various Objects, And Look At A Range Of Pertinent Case Studies To Demonstrate The Therapeutic Techniques In Practice, Alongside The Theoretical Concepts In Which They Are Grounded. A New Theoretical Approach Is Established That Takes From Psychoanalysis As Well As Neuroscience And Behaviourism, And Offers A Depth Psychology Approach In The Treatment Of Children. This Will Be A Valuable Resource For Anyone Working Therapeutically With Children Through Play, Including Play Therapists, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Arts Therapists, Counsellors, Social Workers And Family Therapists.