Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games (2nd Edition)

About the Course:

Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. Game Play explores the advantages of using games in clinical- and school-based therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents. This unique book shows how playing games can promote socialization, encourage the development of identity and self-esteem, and help individuals master anxiety–while setting the stage for deeper therapeutic intervention in subsequent sessions.

Author

Charles Schaefer, Ph.D. and Steven E. Reid Ph.D. (Editors)

About the Author:

Dr. Schaefer is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder and co-director of the Play Therapy Training Institute in New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is the author/editor of over 50 books on play therapy and effective parenting, and has published 100 research articles. He is the co-ordinator of an International Play Therapy Study Group that meets each year in Wroxton, England. Dr. Schaefer maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Steven E. Reid, Ph.D. is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in New york city and Long Island, New york.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the role of games to promote socialization, encourage development of identity and self esteem, and to manage anxiety.

Course Objectives:

  1. to learn the most appropriate play therapy approach for school age children and adolescents.

  2. to become familiar with a variety of board games designed to facilitate self-expression by children and adolescents.

  3. to learn several therapeutic board games for use with children of divorce.

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