Solution-Focused Play Therapy is an essential text that blends the process of play therapy with solution-focused therapy.

With a focus on child strengths and resources, this book identifies key concepts and principles in solution-focused play therapy (SFPT). The author provides neurobiological and developmental support for SFPT and guidance on how practitioners can transition from using a non-directive approach to a more directive and activity-based approach based on the developmental needs of the child. Chapters describe the 12 basic skills needed for employing this approach with children of all ages and their families. Harnessing a strengths-oriented approach, the author presents expressive ways to use key SFPT techniques, including the miracle question, scaling, finding exceptions, and end-of-session feedback.

Clinicians will come away from the book with a suite of interventions, strategies, handouts, and forms that can be employed with children of all ages and their families, from strength-based assessment and treatment planning to the final celebration session.

chapter 1|12 pages

The Restorative Powers of Play

Foundations of Play Therapy

chapter 2|18 pages

Building Solutions with Clients

Foundations of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

chapter 4|16 pages

Growing with Solution-Focused Play Therapy

How Development Impacts the Play Therapy Process

chapter 5|14 pages

Solution-Focused Play Therapy Resources

Strength-Based Tools for the Playroom

chapter 6|16 pages

Setting Children up for Success

Caregiver Consultations, First Sessions, and Treatment Planning

chapter 7|28 pages

Essential Skills in Solution-Focused Play Therapy

The 12 Basic Skills

chapter 8|18 pages

Cultivating Resiliency

Solution-Focused Play Therapy Techniques

chapter 9|14 pages

Let's Play!

Creative Interventions in Solution-Focused Play Therapy

chapter 10|10 pages

Creating Change in the Family System

Solution-Focused Family Play Therapy

chapter 11|6 pages

Searching for Solutions

Strength-Based Documentation and Progress Assessment

chapter 12|8 pages

Celebration Sessions

How to Terminate Solution-Focused Play Therapy Sessions