This practical, user-friendly manual shows mental health professionals how to implement play therapy with adolescents and adults and how to conceptualize client struggles using a wealth of creative approaches. Creative Play Therapy with Adolescents and Adults follows an accessible seven-stage process for professionals to address clients' core needs and establish an empathic therapeutic relationship.
The book charts the stages of play therapy and explores a range of expressive arts including art, drama, dance, writing and sand play and the key materials needed for each.
It also considers additional aspects of play therapy including resistance, spirituality and self-care.
Filled with techniques, skills and case studies to help demystify complex client work, the book outlines an easy-to-follow treatment protocol for healing and resolution.
This book will be of interest to a wide range of mental health professionals working with adults and adolescents as it encourages a more creative career and lasting, tangible progress in clients.