"If You Turned into a Monster"

Author: Dennis McCarthy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846426286

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Draw me a picture of what you would look like if you turned into a monster.' Dennis McCarthy's work with distressed or traumatized children begins with an exercise that is simple but very effective: he invites the child to communicate with him in their own way, through the non-verbal language of play. 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. This very accessible book will be inspiring reading for play therapists and other professionals working therapeutically with young children and their families.
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Dennis McCarthy
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-15 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Draw me a picture of what you would look like if you turned into a monster.' Dennis McCarthy's work with distressed or traumatized children begins with an exercise that is simple but very effective: he invites the child to communicate with him in their own way, through the non-verbal language
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Dennis McCarthy
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Dennis McCarthy's work with distressed or traumatized children begins with an exercise that is simple but effective: he invites the child to communicate with him in their own way, through the non-verbal language of play. This book is useful for play therapists and other professionals working therapeutically with young children
Speaking about the Unspeakable
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Dennis McCarthy
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies.
A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Dennis McCarthy
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients.
Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Sue Jennings, Clive Holmwood
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy is the first book of its kind to provide an overview of key aspects of play and play therapy, considering play on a continuum from generic aspects through to more specific applied and therapeutic techniques and as a stand-alone discipline.