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Turning Points in Play Therapy and the Emergence of Self

Applications of the Play Therapy Dimensions Model
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Effective clinical practice requires a thorough understanding of how turning points surface in the play therapy process. These moments can indicate a change in a child's thought or behaviour. The play therapist is the facilitator of these moments and this book will provide guidance on how they can promote these moments.

This edited collection demonstrates successful implementation of the author's proven Play Therapy Dimensions Model. Each chapter uses this framework, as well as other theories, to discuss the markers that can reflect shifts and growth in a child's development. Full of applied guidance, this book will prove to be invaluable for practitioners, instructors and students.
  • Published: Oct 18 2018
  • Pages: 312
  • 229 x 151mm
  • ISBN: 9781785923883
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  • Mary Anne Peabody, Ed.D., LCSW, RPT-S Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern Maine

    Yasenik and Gardner have masterfully gathered respected play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations to frame the totality of turning points and its various interlinked elements. Utilizing case vignettes, contributing authors take us inside the sanctity of the play therapy change process. Situated within four main types of turning points; this book applies the Play Therapy Dimensions Model of decision making with the critical importance of the self-reflective tool: Degree of Immersion: The Therapist Use of Self scale to understand, measure, and influence clinical reasoning and decision making. This book is an exemplar of sound clinical synthesis with profound implications for change in play therapy clients, practitioners, and supervisors. I predict you will experience your own developmental turning points of growth as you read through the pages. Savor this experience!
  • Siobhán Prendiville, MA Course Leader, the Children's Therapy Centre

    This book is a must read for all child psychotherapists and play therapists! Its unique focus on change mechanisms and the play therapy dimensions helps practitioners identify and track shifts in their therapeutic use of self as the child moves through the healing process, providing rich learning for even the most experienced practitioner. The use of the case material is both educational and engaging.
  • Jessica Stone, PhD RPT-S, Licensed Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

    Aligned with their other publications, Yasenik and Gardner don't disappoint with their latest edited publication,Turning Points in Play Therapy and the Emergence of Self. The editors and authors skillfully interlace deep insights and explorations into the application of the Play Therapy Dimensions Model. This seminal work delves deep into the therapeutic journey, highlighting pivotal moments of self-discovery and healing. Drawing upon the expertise of esteemed professionals, each chapter offers a unique lens into the intricacies of fostering self-awareness and resilience. An essential read for both seasoned practitioners and those new to the field, this book underscores the profound impact of play on the human spirit.