Officially supported and endorsed by the Theraplay Institute, this handbook provides concrete assistance from international experts on deepening Theraplay knowledge and skills in much-needed and requested areas of practice.
With up-to-date information on Theraplay theory, applications and implementation, the chapters cover Theraplay with infants, toddlers, school aged children and adolescents. Home, school, and out-patient mental health settings are all covered in detail, as well as dyadic and group forms of Theraplay. Client issues include interpersonal violence, LGBTQ families, anxiety, child sexual abuse, transitioning from foster care to adoption, and deaf and hard of hearing. Additionally, extensive information is provided about working with caregivers including discussion of their own attachment history, practice sessions before including the child, and regular caregiver-only sessions to process and strengthen Theraplay treatment.
This book is essential for any Theraplay practitioner wanting to ensure their approach is fully informed and carefully tailored to meet their client's needs.
, Sandra Lindaman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication:
15 November 2020
Professional and scholarly
1. An Overview of the Theraplay Model Sandra Lindaman, Rana Hong, Danielle Maxonight and Fiona Peacock 2. Ghosts in the Theraplay Room - Exploring, Considering and Understanding the Impact of a Caregiver's Own History on Theraplay Treatment Karen Doyle Buckwalter 3. Prenatal and Infant Theraplay Saara Salo and Hanna Lampi 4. Theraplay with Adolescents Fiona Peacock 5. Sunshine Circles: Universal Best Practice for Young Children in Preschool Classrooms Kay Schieffer 6. Home-Based Theraplay Annie Kiermaier 7. Theraplay Adaptations for Anxiety Disorders Danielle H. Maxonight 8. Using Theraplay to Treat Clients of Child Sexual Abuse Elizabeth Konrath and Eliana Gil 9. Using Theraplay to Help Children who are Moving Families Viv Norris 10. Theraplay with Families Affected by Domestic Violence Donna M. Gates 11. Adapting Theraplay for Affirmative Intervention with LGBTQ Families Lauren C. Smithee 12. Theraplay with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Alexis Greeves and Nicki Melby
Sandra Lindaman, MA, MSW, LCSW, LISW has worked at the Theraplay Institute, the home of the model, for 30 years as a certified Theraplay practitioner, supervisor, trainer and now Senior Training Adviser. Sandra has developed the Theraplay training curriculum, spread Theraplay internationally, participated in Theraplay research and published about Theraplay in play therapy, attachment and neurobiological literature. Rana Hong, PhD, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S is Research Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency at Loyola University Chicago in Illinois, USA . As a Certified Theraplay (R) Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer, Rana is fully committed to disseminating the efficacy of Theraplay around the world by incorporating Theraplay as one of her core treatment models since 2001. Currently, she serves as the President of the Board of Directors in the Theraplay Institute, Evanston, Illinois, USA.