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Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need: Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem. Diana Coholic, $34.95

Art-based activities can develop resilience and self-esteem, enabling children in need to cope better with ongoing stress and loss. Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. The activities in this book encourage relaxation and increased self-awareness, exploration of feelings, values and understanding. It is especially beneficial for children not ready to embrace traditional therapies or counselling.

This book is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling.


Casualties of Childhood: a Developmental Perspective on Sexual Abuse Using Projective Drawings. Bobbie Kaufman & Agnes Wohl, $70.50

Against the backdrop of powerful case vignettes and their accompanying House, Tree, Person and Kinetic Family Drawings, the discussion focuses primarily on the essential link between childhood sexual abuse and specific developmental problems. Given that sexual abuse is commonly directed toward latency-age young people, it is imperative that this connection be given greater emphasis in the literature. The book represents an important step in that direction. In sum, the authors bring to life the full dimension of sexual victimization, its meaning and consequences for the individual, the family, and by extension, the society. For therapists of all persuasions, it is a much-needed resource.


The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 Illustrated Handouts for Creative Therapeutic Work.Jennifer Guest, $35.95

The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art as therapy to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs.

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Child-Centered Play Therapy. Risë VanFleet, Andrea  Sywulak & Cynthia Caparosa Sniscak, $39.95

Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on nondirective interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children's play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.


Child-Centered Play Therapy: a Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children. Nancy Cochran, William Nordling & Jeff Cochran, $72.00

Complete with a foreword from Dr. Louise Guerney, a founding figure in child-centered play therapy , this approachable, skills-based text is filled with case studies, learning activities and objectives, and classroom exercises. With extensive coverage of play therapy application, such as setting goals and treatment planning, this book is a welcome resource for school psychologists, play therapists, and students.


Children & Pictures: Drawing and Understanding. Richard Jolley, $63.95

Presenting current research and pointing toward future topics of study, Children and Pictures brings the study of children’s drawings into mainstream child development studies. This is an edifying resource fro students, researchers, practitioners, parents, artists and educators in the field.

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Creating Children’s Art Games for Emotional Support. Vicky Barber, $26.95

Game playing is a highly effective way of engaging children and has long been acknowledged as an important means of psychological therapy. This book offers games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration and cooperation within a team, and instills an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. By the time the game is ready to be played, children are confident, thoroughly engaged and ready to explore issues in a supportive environment. Each game has been tried and tested by the author, and is proven to really work.

This book is an essential tool for therapists, counsellors, social workers, youth workers and teachers supporting children and young people.


The Creation of Imaginary Worlds: the Role of Art, Magic & Dreams in Child Development. Claire Golomb, $24.95

Alongside the world of everyday reality, the young child develops a rich imaginary world of child art, make-believe play, imaginary friends, fairy tales and magic. This book charts the imaginative development of children, conveying the importance of art-making, pretense play and fantasy in early childhood years, and highlighting the potential that imaginative behaviors hold for cognitive, affective and aesthetic development.

Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining the development of child art and how children express themselves through art. Part two looks at make-believe play and suggests ways that these methods of play can be utilized effectively in play therapy. Finally, the author explores children's perceptions of fantasy and fiction as expressed in dreams, story-telling and magic. The Creation of Imaginary Worlds highlights the significance of imaginary worlds in children's lives, their role in fostering creativity and abstract thinking, and how adults can gain valuable insights into children's cognitive and emotional well-being.


Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachments Problems. Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw, $47.50

This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties on children's emotions and behavior. Rich case material brings to life a range of therapeutic approaches that utilize art, music, movement, drama, creative writing, and play. The volume covers ways to address attachment issues with individuals of different ages, as well as their caregivers. Chapters clearly explain the various techniques and present applications for specific populations, including complex trauma survivors.

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Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities. Bonnie Thomas, $33.95

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. There is something for every child: whether they are dynamic and creative or more cerebral and literal. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. Creative Coping Skills for Children also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines.

This book is full of fun, easy, creative project ideas for parents of children aged 3–12, teachers, counselors, play therapists, social workers, and all professionals working with children.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children: Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-Regulate. Bonnie Thomas, $35.95

This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.


Creative Drama for Emotional Support: Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom. Penny McFarlane, $25.95

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. Exploring the various challenges children can face at home such as parental separation, divorce and bereavement, this book explains how they can manifest in a child's behaviour at school. It describes how drama can provide appropriate avenues for confronting and dealing with these issues and suggests a wealth of captivating and practical drama-based games and exercises that will support the child's needs and promote growth.

This clear and accessible book will be an invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants, youth and social workers, counsellors, arts therapists and educational psychologists.

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Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling. Bonnie Thomas, $29.95

Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity.

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals.


Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions. Liana Lowenstein, Editor, $39.95

Find new and engaging ways to work with families, using these creative therapeutic techniques.


Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, 2nd Edition. Edited by Cathy Malchiodi

A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision.

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Cultural Issues in Play Therapy. Edited by Eliana Gill & Athena Drewes, $31.50

Helping therapists hone their skills for working with diverse children and families, this unique volume looks at play therapy through a multicultural lens. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural traditions, values, shared experiences, and expectations may influence the ways children express themselves through play, the ideas and feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions.


Direct Work with Vulnerable Children: Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication. Audrey Tait & Helen Wosu, $29.95

For many vulnerable children, the idea of talking to an adult about their experiences and feelings can be a daunting prospect. This book demonstrates how the introduction of playfulness when working with neglected or abused children helps to build a trusting relationship by openly engaging with the child's world. The practical activities and resources provided have been developed over 20 years of working with vulnerable children and are proven to help reduce feelings of stress and open up the lines of communication between adult and child. The straightforward, accessible style makes them easy to follow and ideal for reference in everyday practice.


Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale: the Golden Stories of Sesame. Jenny Pearson, Mary Small & Pat Watts, $45.95

This book presents a powerful collection of therapeutic stories. These are the 'golden' stories of Sesame. The authors introduce the Sesame approach and describe the advantages of using myth and fairy tale as a central theme in a therapy session. The Sesame approach has been found to produce striking results with myriad client groups, including individuals with learning difficulties, offenders in psychiatric settings and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and adults in mental health care. DRAMATHERAPY WITH MYTH AND FAIRYTALE provides a treasure trove of timeless stories that can be adapted and applied to the needs of different client groups and the style of each therapist. It also includes introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions.

The book will be an invaluable source of inspiration for dramatherapists and dramatherapy students, creative arts therapists, storytellers, psychotherapists, Jungian psychoanalysts, teachers and play therapists.

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Drawing Together to Manage Anger. Marge Eaton Heegaard, $12.95

This art therapy book helps children understand anger and find appropriate ways to express unhappiness, develop effective conflict resolutions skills, and learn how to better cope with disappointment and frustration. Adults can use the book to see how children express in pictures what they are unable to say in words.

Also in this series: Drawing Together to Develop Self-Control; Drawing Together to Accept and Respect Differences; Drawing Together to Learn about Feelings; Drawing Together to Build Character. Marge Heegaard, $12.95 each.


Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families. Edited by Petra Kern & Marcia Humpal, $43.95

This comprehensive book includes an overview of recent developments in ASD and effective music therapy interventions based on ASD-specific approaches, instructional strategies and techniques for use in children's natural environments.  

Therapists wishing to conduct family-centered practice and to support parents integrate music into home routines will find a wealth of information, together with insights from music therapists who are parents of children with ASD. The book also looks at collaboration and consultation with interdisciplinary team members, including early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. Case scenarios, examples, checklists, charts, tip sheets, music scores, and online resources make this book accessible for everyone.

Throughout the book's sixteen chapters, renowned experts share knowledge and practical applications that will give music therapists, students, professionals, educators, families and anyone interested in working with young children with ASD, a detailed understanding of the implementation and range of music therapy practices that can benefit these children and their families.


Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum. Lee Chasen, $43.95

The innovative drama therapy programme develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum by looking to the mirror neuron system as the key to social connection and interaction.

Lee Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the approach's grounding in neuroscience, followed by a thirty-session program involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum.

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The Essence of Play: a Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People. Justine Howard & Karen McInnes, $43.95

Play acts as a natural resource for children to met physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. This book considers play from the perspective of children, rather than adults, exploring the fundamental value of play rather than a ‘how to’ approach. This book is written for students and professionals working with children across helping professions, including early childhood education, play therapy, childcare, social care, nursing, and allied health.


Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors. Edited by Suzanne Degges-White & Bonnie Colon, $85.50

Addressing such issues as emotional expression, social skills development, managing anger/aggression, developing self-esteem, working well with diverse peers, career exploration, and academic skill development, this book is organized by specific types of expressive arts therapies and how they can be used. Each intervention outlines the presenting concerns for which it is most useful, appropriate grade levels, required materials, preparation needed, step-by-step instructions, modifications for special needs students, and an outcome assessment plan. A handy quick reference chart helps readers to quickly locate appropriate interventions for specific concerns.

Ideal for the school counselor, social worker, or psychologist who may not have specific training in arts therapies, this book can also help trained arts therapists who will be working in a school setting to select appropriate interventions.


Foundations of Play Therapy, 2nd Edition. Edited by Charles Schaefer, $75.00

Foundations of Play Therapy is a complete guide to the many diverse approaches to play therapy methods used in clinical practice with children, adolescents, and adults. With comprehensive coverage of the major theoretical models of play therapy, the book features an expert panel of contributors. This comprehensive reference provides detailed descriptions of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers the reader practical examples of how to apply each model in practice.

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Group Filial Therapy: The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with Their Children. Louise Guerney & Virginia Ryan, $52.95

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their own children to help meet children's therapeutic needs, and to transfer appropriate skills to family life. Based on parents' application of Child-Centered Play Therapy, taught and supervised by filial therapists, this evidence-based method is highly effective for working with families from diverse backgrounds and locations.

This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT. Important practical considerations are addressed, such as how to determine the composition of groups and the duration of programs, and how to conduct Filial Therapy intakes. The facilitative attitudes and skills needed to be an effective Filial Therapy group leader are also described, and comprehensive instructions for implementing Dr Guerney's 20-week model of GFT are provided. The book closes with examples of how the program may be adapted to meet the needs of special groups. Replete with examples and dialogues bringing to life the group process, this definitive guide will enable therapists already familiar with the method, as well as those wishing to learn it, to maximize the fulfillment of therapeutic goals for participating families.


Group Play Interventions for Children: Strategies for Teaching Prosocial Skills. Linda Reddy, $53.95

Group play interventions are used to meet a broad range of developmental needs in children from various backgrounds. This book is for mental health practitioners working with children aged 5 through 12 to help them learn important social skills and self-control strategies such as making friends, asking for and offering help, controlling hands and feet, using appropriate words, and managing stress and anger. This book integrates the use of group play interventions and evidence-based cognitive behavioral techniques in child group training.

Author Linda Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress.

Step-by-step instructions are given for teaching, modeling, organizing, and coaching children through skill sequences and fun, developmentally appropriate games. Detailed lists of preparatory and follow-up actions are also provided, as well as tips on tailoring instruction to children's ages and special needs. Positive interactions are emphasized throughout the book, from parent interviews through implementation and questions for the children post-training.


Handbook of Art Therapy, 2nd Edition. Edited by Cathy Malchiodi, $70.50

Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook provides a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features 110 drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment.

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The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy: Practical Guidelines for Child Therapists. Rinda Blom, $40.95

This book is an introduction to gestalt play therapy a technique which combines the principles of gestalt theory with play techniques, so that children are able to use play to address their needs and problems … The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy provides the reader with an explanation of gestalt theory, a practical explanation of the gestalt play therapy model and also a wide range of play techniques that can be applied during each phase of the therapy process. It also features case studies throughout which illustrate how the techniques work in practice.


Harry the Hypno-potamus: Metaphorical Tales for the Treatment of Children. Linda Thompson, $59.95

This book is written for child mental health professionals with previous training in hypnotherapy. Harry the Hypno-potamus is a collection of metaphorical stories that deal with a variety of physical and behavioral problems faced by children. Imbedded in each story is a metaphor as well as hypnotherapeutic techniques that can be used as part of a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a host of physical and emotional disorders.


The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children: a Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups. Ronen Berger & Mooli Lahad, $33.95

Nature Therapy is an innovative approach for working with children who have experienced stress or trauma. This book presents the theory behind the approach along with detailed guidelines for introducing it to the classroom and other group settings. The flexible 12-session programme pairs nature-based activities with storytelling and other expressive arts approaches. It is designed to strengthen coping and resilience in children who have been through common causes of stress such as the divorce of parents, moving, the illness of a loved one, or bullying. It can also be used in the aftermath of large-scale crises such as war, terrorism and natural disasters to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder. An evocative colour storybook, 'The Guardians of the Forest', is also included for use within the programme.

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Healing the Inner City Child: Creative Arts Therapies with At-Risk Youth. Vanessa Camilleri, Editor. $43.95

Healing the Inner City Child presents a diverse collection of creative art therapy approaches to meeting the specific mental health needs of inner city children, who are disproportionately likely to experience violence, crime and family pressures and are at risk of depression and behavioral disorders as a result. The contributors draw on their professional experience in school and community settings to describe a wide variety of suitable therapeutic interventions, including music, play and art therapy as well as psychodrama and dance/movement approaches, that enable children to deal with experiences of trauma, loss, abuse, and other risk factors that may affect their ability to reach their full academic and personal potentials. A must-read for creative arts therapists, psychologists, social workers and educators, this book offers a comprehensive overview of arts-based interventions for anyone working to improve the lives of children growing up in inner city areas.


Healing Stories: Picture Books for the Big and Small Changes in a Child's Life. Jacqueline Golding, $20.50

Healing Stories recommends over 500 carefully selected books that can be used to help children cope with the everyday challenges of childhood and with life-changing crises; while offering adults the information they need to make the right choices for their kids.


Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play. Sue Jennings, $33.95

Breaking new ground in the areas of attachment and child development, Sue Jennings introduces the concept of “Neuro-Dramatic-Play” exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction, that is essentially 'dramatic' in nature, is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience.

This book consolidates current theories of neuroscience, attachment and therapeutic intervention and challenges commonly held psychoanalytic ideas of child development. By expanding on the often narrow view of what is understood by attachment, this book makes a strong case for early inclusion of play and arts therapies. Neuro-Dramatic-Play is also discussed in relation to fostering and adoption, teenagers and young adults, and children with developmental or cognitive disabilities.

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How Do You Doodle? Drawing My Feelings and Emotions. Elise Gravel, $18.95 (ages 6-10)

Meet Otti, Ugga, and Flibb — they like to doodle. They doodle all the time! They doodle when they are mad, they doodle when they are glad, and they doodle when they are sad. They doodle just about anything they want!

How Do You Doodle is a drawing book for kids to help them get in touch with and learn to express their emotions. The book is divided up into different fun doodle activities such as “name your feelings,” “what do you feel when,” and “how does it feel when” to help readers start thinking about what they experience when they are feeling an emotion. HOW DO YOU DOODLE can be used alone, or in association with a therapist or parent to help kids better realize and understand their emotional responses to situations, and to help promote better emotional health. A "Note to Parents" is included.


If You Turned into a Monster: Transformation through Play: a Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy. Dennis McCarthy, $34.95

Using case studies from his clinical experience and with numerous children's monster drawings, McCarthy lets the meaningful self-expression of the child take centre stage. He demonstrates that being allowed to play, move and draw impulsively and creatively in the supportive presence of the therapist is in fact the beginning of the therapeutic process. These activities are shown to be more therapeutic for the child in practical terms than the interpretation of the clues it provides about the child's state of mind.


Inspiring and Creative Ideas for Working with Children: How to Build Relationships and Enable Change. Deborah Plummer, $27.95

Employing a range of innovative and creative ideas, this book is full of tips to engage children and promote their wellbeing.

Children are vulnerable to low self-esteem, stress and anxiety because they are still growing and learning. This book looks at what we can do to minimise children's vulnerability to issues such as these, help them to build emotional resilience and teach them effective strategies for dealing with life's ups and downs. The book offers a host of different approaches that adults can use with children, including image-making, storytelling and puppetry. Chapters are brought to life with the voices of parents and professionals describing how these techniques worked for them. They also include guidance on how the principles can be used by professionals in the home, in schools or in therapeutic settings.

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Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Eric Green & Athena Drewes, Editors, $55.00

This book presents techniques and approaches from the expressive and play therapy disciplines that enable child and adolescent clinicians to augment their therapeutic toolkit within a competent, research-based practice. With contributions representing a "who's who" in the play therapy and expressive arts therapy worlds, INTEGRATING EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND PLAY THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is the definitive bridge between expressive arts and play therapy complementarily utilized with children and adolescents in their healing and creative capacities.


The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play: Brain-Building Interventions for Emotional Well-Being. Theresa Kestly, $40.00

The mental health field has seen a significant shift in the past decade toward including a neuroscience perspective when designing clinical interventions. However, for many play therapists it has been challenging to apply this information in the context of play therapy. Here, Theresa Kestly teaches therapists how to understand the neurobiology of play experiences so the undeniable benefits of play therapy can be exploited to their fullest.

At last, clinical readers have a book that takes seriously the importance of play and brings a scientific eye to this most important aspect of life. Drawing on concepts of interpersonal neurobiology, the benefits of play interventions to achieve attunement, neural integration, healthy attachment, and the development of resilience and well-being become clear.


Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children: a Model for Practice. Richard Rose, $35.95

Life Story Therapy is an approach designed to enable children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future through strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing.

This comprehensive overview lays out the theory underlying life story therapy, including an accessible explanation of contemporary research in neurobiology and trauma.  Featuring tried and tested ideas, with tools and templates illustrated through instructive case studies, the author identifies how life story therapy can be implemented in practice. Finally, the relationships between life story therapy and traditional 'talking' therapies are explored.

LIFE STORY THERAPY WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN is essential reading for those working with children and adolescents, including social workers, teachers, child psychotherapists, residential care staff, long-term carers, psychologists and other professionals.

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A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy: Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play. Dennis McCarthy, $33.95

Children will experience natural growth and change throughout their lives. Play, by its very nature, always results in things falling apart, often literally, and children generally find satisfaction in this process of collapse and renewal.

This book harnesses the power of the reorganizing process to elicit positive and profound change in children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health and family issues. The author clarifies the theory behind this innovative play therapy approach, and explains its practical application to a full spectrum of client needs, using inspirational and real-life anecdotes as examples. He also describes the importance of using symbols in play therapy and focuses on ways to enable children to act out their internal aggression in a safe and healthy manner.


The Me I See: Learning Through Writing and Reflection, 2nd Edition.  Wood 'N' Barnes Collective, $45.50

The Me I See is a simple, thorough collection of journaling prompts placed in an accessible workbook template. These pages are conveniently reproducible and can be used alone or combined with photos and artwork to make writing fun, creative, and engaging. The book is organized by subject, and each subject area starts with lighter, easier-to-process prompts followed by more challenging ones. Choose the prompts that are appropriate for your class, group, or individual.


Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy: Theory and Practice. Dottie Higgins-Klein, $39.50

When a child is offered a space to relax the “busy mind,” his experience is comparable to mindfulness meditation. Therapists can help children remain in this calm state — in the state of the present moment — if they have the right tools and techniques to do so. During this stillness, a child can reach a level of consciousness that is parallel to the deepened awareness that occurs during mindfulness meditation. Conducting play sessions in this stage allows for healing and progress. Not only can the symptoms of children’s pain be reduced in intensity and duration, but their self-esteem can be enhanced.

This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for helping children through play therapy within the context of the family and incorporating ideas from the practice of mindfulness. This experience-based therapeutic model respectfully derives from the best roots of traditional family therapy and play therapy modalities. Additionally, it draws from child development theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness. Either spontaneous play or directed play can be used according to the need.

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Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA): Clinical Guidelines for Group Work with Children and Adolescents. Jenni Rook, Rebecca West, Jeffrey Wolfe, Pan Ho, Alana Dennis, Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe & Kimberly Peyton, $70.95

Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual is a comprehensive handbook for assessing and documenting social skill development in group music therapy for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. It assists therapists in:

  • communicating with teachers and administrators to develop a collaborative treatment approach
  • identifying baseline social abilities for individual music therapy clients
  • developing treatment goals targeting social skill development in music therapy
  • tracking data toward individualized objectives while monitoring correlation between affect and engagement of each client
  • reporting progress to classroom teachers and guardians

The MTSSA can also be adapted for use outside of the classroom setting and can be implemented with clients of various ages, including adults. With a CD-ROM of data collection and reporting tools, as well as songs composed to facilitate social interaction, this resource will be of immeasurable value to music therapists and students of music therapy.


101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects. Dawn D'Amico, $31.95

Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice.

This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

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Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy: an Expressive Arts Therapy Approach. Ellen Levine, $43.95

Ellen Levine draws on her extensive experience in clinical settings to present a series of case studies that demonstrate how art-making and imaginary play can provide a space for children to metabolize their experiences. Each study is followed by an arts-based research discussion of the themes that emerged in the clinical sessions and the basic principles that were followed in the work with the child or family. The model of expressive arts therapy is used to explore the questions that arise from the cases, which range from issues of war trauma, to anger, grief, and the impact of mental illness in the family.


Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities. Robert Jason Grant, $55.90

Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities contains a wide selection of play therapy interventions for use with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, dysregulation issues, or other neurodevelopmental disorders. The structured interventions focus on improvement in social skills, emotional regulation, connection and relationship development, and anxiety reduction. Special considerations for implementing structured interventions and an intervention tracking sheet are also presented. This valuable tool is a must have for both professionals and parents working on skill development with these populations.


Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Loretta Gallo-Lopez & Lawrence Rubin, $86.50

PLAY-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Using a diverse array of play-based approaches, the book brings together the voices of researchers and practicing clinicians who are successfully utilizing play and play-based interventions with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. It also examines the neurobiological underpinnings of play in children on the autism spectrum and the overall effect of play on neuro-typical and neuro-atypical development. Finally, through careful integration of theory with real-world clinical case application, each chapter also shows clinicians how to incorporate a particular treatment approach and make it a viable and effective part of their work with this challenging clinical population.

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Play in Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based Approaches. Edited by Sandra Russ & Larissa Niec, $49.50

This innovative book goes beyond traditional play therapy to present a range of evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches that incorporate play as a key element. It is grounded in the latest knowledge about the importance of play in child development. Leading experts describe effective strategies for addressing a wide variety of clinical concerns, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety, parent-child relationship issues, trauma, and autism. The empirical support for each approach is summarized and clinical techniques are illustrated. The book also discusses school-based prevention programs that utilize play to support children's learning and social-emotional functioning.


Play in Family Therapy, 2nd Edition. Eliana Gil, $34.50

This classic volume, now completely revised, has helped tens of thousands of therapists integrate play therapy and family therapy techniques in clinical practice. Eliana Gil demonstrates a broad range of verbal and nonverbal strategies for engaging all family members — including those who are ambivalent toward therapy — and tailoring interventions for different types of presenting problems. Numerous case examples illustrate ways to effectively use puppets, storytelling, art making, the family play genogram, drama, and other expressive techniques with children, adolescents, and their parents. Gil offers specific guidance for becoming a more flexible, creative practitioner and shows how recent advances in neuroscience support her approach. Photographs of client artwork are included.


Play as Therapy: Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions. Edited by Karen Stagnitti & Rodney Cooper, $34.95

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. The practical approach is underpinned by theory, research and case vignettes to explain how to utilize play as therapy with challenging children.

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Play Therapy: the Art of the Relationship, 3rd Edition. Gary Landreth, $54.95

This comprehensive, graduate-level text focuses creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. The book stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective, and offers insights into the play therapy process, allowing the therapist and client to fully connect.


Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal through the Art of Play. Kevin Hull, $73.95

PLAY THERAPY AND ASPERGER'S SYNDROME is for the mental health professional who utilizes play therapy and who works with children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. The book provides a history of Asperger's syndrome and the challenges that often arise in therapy with this population. It presents the main therapeutic themes, and play therapy techniques are provided for each theme to address the emotional, behavioral, and relational challenges. A separate chapter is devoted to issues of divorce and grief/loss and presents specific play therapy techniques to help children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome during these potentially tumultuous life events. Each chapter presents play therapy techniques to help build family connections and help parents/caregivers connect in a deeper understanding of their child or adolescent diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.


Play Therapy Dimensions Model: a Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists. Lorri Yasenik & Ken Gardner, $44.95

With a wealth of practical and effective tools, this book provides a unique model that is fully illustrated by an instructional DVD. The model allows therapists to tailor their approach to the specific needs of the child. Through detailed written and visual case studies, the authors clearly explain the model, how to use it and the positive therapeutic effects it can have on the child. The book also provides additional support to play therapy practitioners and play therapy supervisors with the inclusion of useful forms that aid therapy planning, conceptualization and evaluation.

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Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience. Edited by David Crenshaw, Robert Brooks & Sam Goldstein, $57.95

The importance of therapeutic play in helping children recover from adversity has long been recognized. This unique volume brings together experts on resilience, trauma, and play therapy to describe effective treatment approaches in this key area. The book begins by providing guiding principles for intervention and describing the specific properties of play that promote resilience. Subsequent chapters delve into clinical applications, including such strategies as storytelling and metaphors, sand play, art therapy, play therapy adaptations for school settings, group interventions, and the use of therapeutic writing. Rich case studies and vignettes demonstrate creative ways to bolster at-risk children's strengths and enhance their natural capacity to thrive.


Play Therapy in the Outdoors: Taking Play Therapy Out of the Playroom and Into the Natural Environment. Alison Chown, $33.95

Championing the therapeutic power of nature, this book explores how practice can be moved into the natural environment in a safe and ethical way. By using outdoor environments, the traditional dyadic relationship between the therapist and the child becomes a triadic one in which the therapeutic process is enhanced and the environment for the play therapy is shared and therefore more 'democratic'. The author explores how this is achievable in practice and the benefits to children with a wide range of needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), complex social, emotional and behavioural problems (SEBD) and attachment issues. Synthesising traditions of using outdoor spaces in a therapeutic context with approaches from educational perspectives, this book offers a theoretically-sound and practical framework for taking play therapy into natural environments.


Play Therapy Today: Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers. Edited by Eileen Prendiville & Justine Howard, $51.95

Play Therapy Today brings together the work of renowned practitioners and academics currently working and researching in therapeutic play and play therapy, and presents a range of ground-breaking methods for practising with groups, individuals, and parents and carers.

Providing an overview of new or revitalised topics in play therapy, each chapter presents the relevant theoretical underpinnings and principles of practice, a guide to implementing the method and case study vignettes of the approach in practice.

The book provides practitioners with up-to-date, effective and practical techniques that they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and their families. It is an important resource for trainee, newly qualified and seasoned play therapists, play therapy supervisors and trainers. It will also be of interest to social workers, teachers, psychologists, child psychotherapists and other health professionals.

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Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, 4th Edition. Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, $68.95

This widely used practitioner resource and course text is considered the most comprehensive guide to working with children who have experienced major losses, family upheavals, violence in the school or community, and other traumatic events. Leading experts present a range of play and creative arts therapy techniques in chapters organized around in-depth case examples. Informed by the latest knowledge on crisis intervention and trauma, the book now encompasses work with adolescents as well as younger children. Each chapter concludes with instructive questions for study or reflection.


Play Therapy with Children in Crisis: Individual, Group, and Family Treatment, Third Edition. Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, $60.50

This widely adopted casebook and text presents effective, creative approaches to helping children who have experienced such stressful situations as parental death or divorce, abuse and neglect, violence in the school or community, and natural disasters. 17 of the 21 chapters are entirely new, and all chapters reflect the latest knowledge on crisis intervention, trauma, and short-term play therapy. Timely new topics include the crisis of parental military deployment, immigration-related trauma, terrorism, and disrupted adoption.


Poetry and Story Therapy: the Healing Power of Creative Expression. Geri Giebel Chavis, $39.95

Poetry and short stories can act as powerful springboards to growth, self-enhancement and healing. This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, exploring ways of selecting appropriate works for discussion, and providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas and suggestions for personal writing activities that emerge from or intertwine with this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces using other media, such as music, photographs, film, paintings, objects, and physical movement. The book references a wide variety of specific poems, short stories and films to use as prompts to creative writing, and contains a useful bibliography of poetry collections, story anthologies and film resources as well as a list of further resources and template feedback forms. 

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Posttraumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Need to Know. Eliana Gil, $35.95

From leading expert Eliana Gil, this book provides child clinicians with essential knowledge and tools for evaluating and working with posttraumatic play. Such play, which is often repetitive and disturbing, may help resolve traumatic experiences — but can also become toxic. The book guides the clinician to determine what is going on with a given child and intervene sensitively and effectively. Evocative case material is interwoven with up-to-date information on the developmental impact of trauma and ways to facilitate children's natural reparative capacities. A reproducible assessment checklist to help clinicians differentiate between useful and dangerous posttraumatic play can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.


Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: Unpack My Heart with Words. Marion Baraitser, $34.95

This book explores how literature can be used to help young victims cope with their experiences. The process of reading, discussing and rewriting carefully selected texts can have a significant therapeutic impact, as the young person identifies his or her own experience in the narrative. This book guides readers through all aspects of implementing biblio/narrative therapy with children and adolescents, from the importance of cultural sensitivity and understanding the psychological needs of the child to providing more practical information on how to choose the right text and encourage expression through the spoken and written word. It includes exercises for use in sessions, an analysis of the importance of symbol when working therapeutically with children, and a complete account of the ethics of good practice. Drawing on the author's innovative work with young asylum seekers and refugees, and with an overview of the latest research in creativity, language and memory, the book provides a comprehensive and practical resource on the use of literature to help young victims regain their dignity and overcome the overwhelmed hurt self.

This book will be of immeasurable value to students and practitioners world-wide in arts and health care who work with traumatised young people, including counsellors, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists and social workers.


Sandtray Play and Storymaking: a Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education. Sheila Dorothy Smith, $27.95

Introducing sandtray play into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact on the learning experience. When used effectively, it can create the climate for social, emotional and behavioural growth and incite bursts of creativity in students. The benefits of such an approach are endless, from the positive, therapeutic effects of physically displaying emotions through sand worlds to the development of essential speaking, listening and writing skills when telling and recording sand world stories. This accessible and classroom-friendly book explains the thinking behind this unique approach and answers all the nuts-and-bolts questions of sandtray/narrative workshop setup. It offers a wealth of practical methods that can be applied to a wide spectrum of the student population and details real-life anecdotes and student work.

This book is an invaluable handbook for teachers and school counselors looking to use play and storytelling as a way to develop core competencies in children with special educational needs and in the mainstream, and will also be of interest to play therapists, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.

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School-Based Play Therapy, 2nd Edition. Athena Drewes & Charles Schaefer, $78.00

School-Based Play Therapy presents an A to Z for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. The book offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers and educators illustrative case studies and ready-to-use practical techniques for group and individual programs.


Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, 3rd Edition. Edited by Heidi Gerard Kaduson & Charles Schaefer, $60.95

Illustrated with rich case examples, this widely used practitioner resource and text presents a range of play approaches that facilitate healing in a shorter time frame. Leading play therapists from diverse theoretical orientations show how to tailor brief interventions to each child's needs. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and clinical guidelines are provided. Chapters demonstrate ways to rapidly build alliances with children, adolescents, and their caregivers; plan treatment for frequently encountered clinical problems; and get the most out of play materials and techniques.


Storytelling and Other Activities for Children in Therapy. Johanna Slivinske & Lee Slivinske, $54.95

Storytelling can lead to successful therapeutic treatment with children confronting situations such as abuse or grief who may not be able to express their emotions directly. In this collection, the authors provide dozens of multicultural, modern stories that can help children and preteens gain mastery over their environment by controlling a story's ending — by talking about, writing about, or drawing their own endings. Mental health practitioners treating children and adolescents will benefit from the "cookbook" format providing quick access to activities and instructions.

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Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues. Robyn Hart & Judy Rollins, $54.95

Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. This book is the only one of its kind with more than 200 therapeutic activities specifically designed for working with children and teenagers within the healthcare system. It provides evidence-based, age-appropriate activities for interventions that promote coping. The activities target topics such as separation anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, death, isolation, and pain. Mental health practitioners will appreciate its “cookbook” format, with quickly read and implemented activities.


The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, 2nd Edition. Charles Schaefer & Athena Drewes, Editors, $61.00

THE THERAPEUTIC POWERS OF PLAY explores the powerful effects that play therapy has on different areas within a child or adolescent's life: communication, emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personal strengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes — renowned experts in the field of play therapy — discuss the different interventions and components of treatment that can move clients to change. Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying a wide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in each chapter for use in clinical practice. Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoretical viewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for play and child therapists of all levels of experience and theoretical orientations.


Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships through Attachment-Based Play, 3rd Edition. Phyllis Booth & Ann Jernberg, $72.00

Theraplay is a pioneering application of attachment theory to clinical work that helps parents learn and practice how to provide the playful engagement, empathic responsiveness, and clear guidance that lead to secure attachment and lifelong mental health in their children. This third edition of the groundbreaking book Theraplay shows how to use play to engage children in interactions that lead to competence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and trust.

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Turn the Page for Play Therapy Activities, Grade 2-5. Michele Neace Page, $32.50 (Includes CD-ROM of reproducible pages)

Activities that allow children to communicate more effectively build self-esteem and reduce stress.


Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs: Transforming Lives through Telling Tales. Edited by Nicola Grove, $48.50

This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for learners with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, this practical resource provides a highly accessible combination of theory and practice. Using STORYTELLING TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education.


Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy. Lawrence Rubin, Editor, $66.50

Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy takes us on a dynamic tour of the benefits of using icons of popular culture and fantasy in counseling and play therapy. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows what can be accomplished by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for fantasy and play.

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Complete Booklist

Adolescents, Music and Music Therapy: Methods and Techniques for Clinicians, Educators and Students. Katrina McFerran, $36.95

Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Lost for Words. Jenny Murphy (ed), $39.95

The Art Therapy Sourcebook. Cathy Malchiodi, $25.95

Art Therapy: an Introduction. Judith Rubin, $58.95

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need: Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem. Diana Coholic, $34.95

Casualties of Childhood: a Developmental Perspective on Sexual Abuse Using Projective Drawings. Bobbie Kaufman & Agnes Wohl, $70.50

The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 Illustrated Handouts for Creative Therapeutic Work. Jennifer Guest, $35.95

Child-Centered Play Therapy. Risë VanFleet, Andrea  Sywulak & Cynthia Caparosa Sniscak, $39.95

Child-Centered Play Therapy: a Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children. Nancy Cochran, William Nordling & Jeff Cochran, $72.00

Children & Pictures: Drawing and Understanding. Richard Jolley, $63.95

Contemporary Play Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice. C. Schaefer & H. Gerard Kaduson, $26.50

Creating Children’s Art Games for Emotional Support. Vicky Barber, $26.95

The Creation of Imaginary Worlds: the Role of Art, Magic & Dreams in Child Development. Claire Golomb, $24.95

Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachments Problems. Cathy Malchiodi & David Crenshaw, $47.50

Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities. Bonnie Thomas, $33.95
Also available: More Creative Coping Skills for Children: Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-Regulate. Bonnie Thomas, $35.95

Creative Drama for Emotional Support: Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom. Penny McFarlane, $25.95

Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling. Bonnie Thomas, $29.95

Creative Family Therapy Techniques: Play, Art and Expressive Activities to Engage Children in Family Sessions. Liana Lowenstein, Editor, $39.95

Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, 2nd Edition. Edited by Cathy Malchiodi

Cultural Issues in Play Therapy. Edited by Eliana Gill & Athena Drewes, $31.50

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children: Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication. Audrey Tait & Helen Wosu, $29.95

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale: the Golden Stories of Sesame. Jenny Pearson, Mary Small & Pat Watts, $45.95

Drawing Together to Manage Anger. Marge Eaton Heegaard, $12.95 (also: Drawing Together to Develop Self-Control; Accept and Respect Differences; Learn about Feelings; to Build Character, $12.95 each)

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families. Edited by Petra Kern & Marcia Humpal, $43.95

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum. Lee Chasen, $43.95

The Essence of Play: a Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People. Justine Howard & Karen McInnes, $43.95

Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children — Video & Manual. Eliana Gil, $53.95

Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors. Edited by Suzanne Degges-White & Bonnie Colon, $85.50

Expressive Therapy with Troubled Children. P. Gussie Klorem, $64.95

Foundation & Form in Jungian Sandplay. Leonore Steinhardt, $50.40 

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. Stephen Levine & Ellen Levine, $56.00

Foundations of Play Therapy, 2nd Edition. Edited by Charles Schaefer, $75.00

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Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games, 2nd Edition. Charles Schaefer & Steven Reid, $105.50

Group Play Interventions for Children: Strategies for Teaching Prosocial Skills. Linda Reddy, $53.95

Handbook of Art Therapy, 2nd Edition. Edited by Cathy Malchiodi, $70.50

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy: Practical Guidelines for Child Therapists. Rinda Blom, $40.95

Handbook of Play Therapy and Therapeutic Play, 2nd Edition. Linnet McMahon, $42.50

Harry the Hypno-potamus: Metaphorical Tales for the Treatment of Children. Linda Thompson, $59.95

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children: a Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups. Ronen Berger & Mooli Lahad, $33.95

The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children. Eliana Gil, $33.95 

Healing Stories: Picture Books for the Big and Small Changes in a Child's Life. Jacqueline Golding, $20.50

Healing the Inner City Child: Creative Arts Therapies with At-Risk Youth. Vanessa Camilleri, Editor. $43.95

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play. Sue Jennings, $33.95

The Helping, Sharing and Caring Game: a Game to Promote Communication and Social Skills. Richard Gardner, Board Game $67.95; Card Game $26.95

How Do You Doodle? Drawing My Feelings and Emotions. Elise Gravel, $18.95 (ages 6-10)

If You Turned into a Monster: Transformation through Play: a Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy. Dennis McCarthy, $34.95

Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Eric Green & Athena Drewes, Editors, $55.00

Innovations in Play Therapy: Issues, Process, and Special Populations. Garry Landreth, $52.50

Inspiring and Creative Ideas for Working with Children: How to Build Relationships and Enable Change. Deborah Plummer, $27.95

The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play: Brain-Building Interventions for Emotional Well-Being. Theresa Kestly, $40.00

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children: a Model for Practice. Richard Rose, $35.95

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Managing Traumatic Stress through Art: Drawing from the Centre. Barry Cohen et al, $33.95

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy: Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play. Dennis McCarthy, $33.95

The Me I See: Learning through Writing and Reflection, 2nd Edition.  Wood 'N' Barnes Collective, $45.50

Medical Art Therapy with Children. Cathy Malchiodi (ed), $40.95

Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy: Theory and Practice. Dottie Higgins-Klein, $39.50

Music Therapy in Palliative Care: New Voices. David Aldridge (ed), $42.00

Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA): Clinical Guidelines for Group Work with Children and Adolescents. Jenni Rook, Rebecca West, Jeffrey Wolfe, Pan Ho, Alana Dennis, Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe & Kimberly Peyton, $70.95

Music Therapy with Children and Their Families. Edited by Amelia Oldfield with Claire Flower, $34.95

Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends. Michael White & David Epston, $37.95

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques. Heidi Kaduson & Charles Schaefer, $52.95

101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking: Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects. Dawn D'Amico, $31.95

Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy: an Expressive Arts Therapy Approach. Ellen Levine, $43.95

Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities. Robert Jason Grant, $55.90

Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Loretta Gallo-Lopez & Lawrence Rubin, $86.50

Play in Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based Approaches. Edited by Sandra Russ & Larissa Niec, $49.50

Play Diagnosis and Assessment. Karen Gitlin-Weiner et al (eds), $142.50

Play in Family Therapy, 2nd Edition. Eliana Gil, $34.50

Play in Occupational Therapy for Children, 2nd Edition. L. Diane Parham & Linda Fazio, $73.95

Play as Therapy: Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions. Edited by Karen Stagnitti & Rodney Cooper, $34.95

Play Therapy: the Art of the Relationship, 3rd Edition. Gary Landreth, $54.95

Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal through the Art of Play. Kevin Hull, $73.95

Play Therapy Dimensions Model: a Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists. Lorri Yasenik & Ken Gardner, $44.95

Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience. Edited by David Crenshaw, Robert Brooks & Sam Goldstein, $57.95

Play Therapy in the Outdoors: Taking Play Therapy Out of the Playroom and Into the Natural Environment. Alison Chown, $33.95

Play Therapy for Severe Psychological Trauma. Eliana Gil, $57.95 (video & manual)

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Play Therapy Techniques. Charles Schaefer & Donna Cangelosi, $46.95

Play Therapy Today: Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers. Edited by Eileen Prendiville & Justine Howard, $51.95

Play Therapy with Abused Children, 2nd Edition. Ann Cattacnach, $34.95

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, 4th Edition. Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, $68.95

Play Therapy with Children in Crisis: Individual, Group, and Family Treatment, 3rd Edition. Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb, $60.50

Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and Their Families. J. Freeman et al, $43.50

Poetry and Story Therapy: the Healing Power of Creative Expression. Geri Giebel Chavis, $39.95

Posttraumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Need to Know. Eliana Gil, $35.95

Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: Unpack My Heart with Words. Marion Baraitser, $34.95

Sandplay Therapy with Children and Families. Lois Carey, $61.95

Sandplay Therapy: a Step-by-Step Manual for Psychotherapists of Diverse Orientations. Boik, et al, $48.99

Sandtray Play and Storymaking: a Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education. Sheila Dorothy Smith, $27.95

School-Based Play Therapy, 2nd Edition. Athena Drewes & Charles Schaefer, $78.00

Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, 3rd Edition. Edited by Heidi Gerard Kaduson & Charles Schaefer, $60.95

Storytelling and Other Activities for Children in Therapy. Johanna Slivinske & Lee Slivinske, $54.95

The Talking, Feeling and Doing Game: a Psychotherapeutic Game for Children. Richard Gardner, $79.95

Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues. Robyn Hart & Judy Rollins, $54.95

The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, 2nd Edition. Charles Schaefer & Athena Drewes, Editors, $61.00

Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships through Attachment-Based Play. Ann Jernberg & Phyllis Booth, $72.00

Theraplay: Innovations in Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy. Evangeline Munns (ed), $66.50

Turn the Page for Play Therapy Activities, Grade 2-5. Michele Neace Page, $32.50 (Includes CD-ROM of reproducible pages)

Understanding Children’s Drawings. Cathy Malchiodi, $34.95

Using Drawings in Assessment and Therapy: a Guide for Mental Health Professionals. G. Oster & P. Gould, $39.95

Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs: Transforming Lives through Telling Tales. Edited by Nicola Grove, $48.50

Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy. Lawrence Rubin, Editor, $66.50

You Can Control Your Anger: an Emotional Intelligence GameBook. Lawrence Shapiro & Greg Elkins, $30.95, ages 5-12

For related Booklists please see: Therapeutic Games; Child & Adolescent Therapy; Attachment; School Social Work, Psychology & Counselling; Groupwork with Children & Youth

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