Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy presents an essential roadmap for therapists working with traumatized youth.

Exploring trauma and attachment through a neurobiological focus, the book lays out a flexible framework for practitioners treating young clients within the context of their family relationships. Chapters demonstrate how techniques of play and expressive therapy can be integrated into work with different developmental stages, while providing the tools needed to fully incorporate the family into the healing process. The book also provides clinical examples and guidance on the ethical decision-making needed to effectively implement attachment work and facilitate positive change.

Written in an accessible style, Attachment-Focused Family Play Therapy is an important resource for mental health professionals who work with traumatized children, adolescents, and adults.

part I|100 pages

Neurobiology of Trauma, Attachment, Behaviors, and Emotion Regulation

part II|108 pages

Attachment-based Family Play Therapy

chapter 8|18 pages

Observational Assessment Phase

chapter 9|16 pages

Safety and Engagement Phase

chapter 10|15 pages

Realignment Phase

chapter 11|14 pages

Attunement Phase and Termination