Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is the newest incarnation of Garry Landreth’s comprehensive text on creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. It details the Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. Professors who have taught a course based on the previous edition will be pleased to find the core message intact, but updated with a significant body of recent research. Expanded to cover additional topics of interest, the new edition includes:

  • a full chapter on current research in play therapy
  • new sections on supervising play therapists, legal and ethical issues and multicultural concerns
  • 30 new photographs that show the author demonstrating techniques in-session
  • practical tips for working with parents
  • instructions on play room set-up and materials
  • online instructor resources.

The Third Edition will feel both familiar and fresh to educators and trainers who have relied on Landreth’s text for years. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.

chapter |6 pages

About Me, Garry Landreth

chapter |19 pages

The Meaning of Play

chapter |17 pages

History and Development of Play Therapy

chapter |7 pages

A View of Children

chapter |40 pages

Child-Centered Play Therapy

chapter |29 pages

The Play Therapist

chapter |24 pages

Parents as Partners in Play Therapy

chapter |26 pages

The Playroom and Materials

chapter |45 pages

Characteristics of Facilitative Responses

chapter |28 pages

Therapeutic Limit Setting

chapter |18 pages

Issues in Play Therapy

chapter |27 pages

Children in Play Therapy

chapter |14 pages

Intensive and Short-Term Play Therapy

chapter |30 pages

Research in Play Therapy