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Author McCarthy, Dennis, 1951-
Title A manual of dynamic play therapy : helping things fall apart, the paradox of play / Dennis McCarthy ; foreword by David Crenshaw.
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2012.
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 Floor4  RJ505.P6 M36545 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 173 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Invoking the spirit of play -- Paradox, the essence of play therapy -- The roles of the therapist -- Witnessing, containing, provoking, envisioning -- Synchrony and mirroring -- Imaginative play -- The meaning and necessity of symbol -- Symbols as vehicles of emotion -- Sand as vehicle for symbols -- Aggressive play -- The function and necessity of aggression -- Aggression and connection to selfonsters -- Aggression and connection to others -- Play materials that facilitate healthy aggression -- Helping things fall apart -- The mythological perspective -- The natural world as evidence.
Subject Play therapy.
Child development.
ISBN 1849058792 (alk. paper)
9781849058797 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 755712050