Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games

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The long-awaited revision of the only book on game play availablefor mental health professionals

Not only is play a pleasurable, naturally occurring behavior foundin humans, it is also a driving force in our development. Asopposed to the unstructured play often utilized in psychotherapy,game playing invokes more goal-directed behavior, carries thebenefits of interpersonal interaction, and can perform asignificant role in the adaptation to one's environment.

This landmark, updated edition of Game Play explores the advantagesof using games in clinical- and school-based therapeuticinterventions with children and adolescents. This unique book showshow playing games can promote socialization, encourage thedevelopment of identity and self-esteem, and help individualsmaster anxiety-while setting the stage for deeper therapeuticintervention in subsequent sessions.

Game Play
Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games
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* New chapters on games in family therapy and games for specificdisorders
* Techniques and strategies for using game play to enhancecommunication, guidance, and relationships with clients
* The different types of therapeutic games, elaborating on theirvarious clinical applications

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Presents a new approach to child therapy that focuses on the considerable psychological significance of games and their use as a unique and largely untapped resource in diagnosis and therapy with children. Shows how to use specific types of games such as communication games, problem-solving games, ego-enhancing games, and socialization games in particular therapeutic situations. Author and subject indexes.

About the Author:

CHARLES E. SCHAEFER, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at FairleighDickinson University.

STEVEN E. REID, PhD, is in private practice in Long Island, NY,and New York City.

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