Post Traumatic Play


From leading expert Eliana Gil, this book provides child clinicians with essential knowledge and tools for evaluating and working with posttraumatic play. Such play, which is often repetitive and disturbing, may help resolve traumatic experiences--but can also become toxic. The book guides the clinician to determine what is going on with a given child and intervene sensitively and effectively in a play therapy session. Evocative posttraumatic play therapy case material is interwoven with up-to-date information on the developmental impact of trauma and ways to facilitate children's natural reparative capacities through play in the playroom.

-Select appropriate answers to multiple choice or true/false questions regarding posttraumatic play in children as reported in play therapy sessions.
-Identify, understand and provide appropriate play therapy interventions of posttraumatic play in children.
-Review the types, phases and phases of posttraumatic play. Then apply these to a play therapy setting. 
-Assess the manifestations of posttraumatic play in play therapy and natural settings.
-Read clinical play therapy illustrations of posttraumatic play in the playroom.
-Recognize the systematic response to posttraumatic play in children and apply interventions in play therapy and with parents.