|aAttachment centered play therapy / |cClair Mellenthin.
|aNew York, NY ; |aAbingdon, Oxon : |bRoutledge, |c2019.
|axi, 187 p. : |bill. ; |c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aOverview of attachment therapy defined -- What is attachment centered play therapy? -- Developmental attachment needs along the attachment spectrum -- Understanding attachment ruptures and wounds -- Upside down and inside out : the impact of divorce on attachment -- Broken pieces : the impact of death, grief, and loss on attachment -- Worlds apart : the impact of separation on children and families -- When the bough breaks : the impact of complex trauma on parent-child attachment -- More than sticks and stones : the impact of emotional abuse and neglect on attachment -- Inviting the parents into play therapy : the Hows, Whys, and Ways.
|aAttachment Centered Play Therapy offers clinicians a holistic, play-based approach to child and family therapy that is presented through the lens of attachment theory. Along the way, chapters explore the theoretical underpinnings of attachment theory to provide a foundational understanding of the theory while also supplying evidence-based interventions, practical strategies, and illuminative case studies. This informative new resource strives to combine theory and practice in a single intuitive model designed to maximize the child-parent relationship, repair attachment wounds, and address underlying symptoms of trauma.