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Creative Play Therapy with Adolescents and Adults: Moving from Helping to Healing


History of Play TherapyEffectiveness of Play TherapyWhy Play Therapy WorksPlay Therapy and NeuroscienceWhat Is Child-Centered Play Therapy?What to Expect from This BookI: Creative Play Therapy and Core NeedsWhat Is Creative Play Therapy?Play Therapy with Adolescents and AdultsThe Definition of Play TherapyWhat Are Expressive Arts?How Does Creative Play Therapy Work?What Materials Are Needed for Creative Play Therapy?Externalizing Internal EmotionsPractical Things to ConsiderKnow Your Setting LimitationsKnow YourselfStart with One or Two Expressive OptionsCreative Play Therapy ToysArtDramaDance and MovementMusicPhotographySandWritingWhy Is Talking Only Part of the Process?Traditional Talk TherapyReflective ResponsesActive ListeningReflective RespondingParrotParaphraseParaphrase with a HunchSitting in SilenceSilence and CreationSilence and Emotional ExpressionSilence to Slow Things DownRogers’ Core Conditions of the Therapeutic RelationshipGenuinenessUnconditional Positive RegardEmpathyWhat Are Core Needs?Identifying Core NeedsThe Core Needs PyramidHow Does Understanding Development Grow Empathy?Why Developmental Models Are HelpfulLimitations of Developmental ModelsFive Areas of DevelopmentPhysical DevelopmentPsychosocial DevelopmentCognitive DevelopmentMoral DevelopmentSpiritual DevelopmentSynthesizing the Five Chronological Areas of DevelopmentIdentity DevelopmentPutting All Areas of Development TogetherII: Stages of Creative Play TherapyWarm UpPurpose of the Warm-Up PhaseUsing Prompts in the Warm-Up PhaseWhen and When Not to Suggest a Creative TechniqueCreationThe Creation PhaseHow to Provide Enough Scaffolding for the ClientCreative Techniques: The Expressive ArtsPromptsEmotional ExpressionHow to Process the CreationEmotional ExpressionPromptsCreative Techniques: Self Care and MandalasSomatic ExpressionUnderstanding What Physical Sensation is Telling the ClientBody ScanSkillful QuestioningHelpful Open-Ended Questions to Understand Somatic ExpressionHelpful Closed Questions to Understand Somatic ExpressionPhysical Feelings and MetaphorsPromptsCreative Technique: MirroringMeaning MakingWhat Is Meaning Making?Uncovering Patterns and ThemesPromptsCreative Technique: And Then What?HealingPulling It All TogetherRevisiting Core NeedsRevisiting Emotional and Somatic ExpressionRevisiting Meaning MakingCycling Through the StagesCreative Technique: Containing the Concern until LaterPromptsEndingThe Therapist’s EndingThe Client’s EndingHow to Get to “The End”Preparation and AnticipationLearn How the Client Prefers to EndDetermine What Happens NextCreating a ContingencyDetermining Client Readiness to EndCreative Technique: Recollection and MementosPromptsIII: Additional Aspects of Creative Play TherapyReevaluating ResistanceWhy Do Clients Need to Resist?How Is Resistance Part of the Work?GenuinenessWhen Is Creative Play Therapy Not a Good Treatment Choice?Creative Application: ProcrastinationCreative Technique: The WallExploring SpiritualityExistential QuestionsRedeeming Personal Pain to Help OthersEthicsCreative Application: I BelieveCreative Technique: Nature MandalaCreative Play Therapy and Self-CareChallenges of Self-CareCostEffortPriorityWhat Is Self-Care?How to Overcome the Obstacles to Self-CareReducing the CostReducing the EffortIncreasing the PriorityDo Your Own WorkCreative Application: Personal Sand TrayCreative Technique: Predicting Stress, Providing Wellness
 
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