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KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Play Therapy
Chapter 7 Play therapy

Play is viewed as a universal language in which toys become one’s words during play therapy, thus making the modality of play therapy applicable to a wide variety of individuals (Landreth, 2012). Play therapy focuses on the child’s ability to express himself or herself through play. Historically, play therapy has been utilized with children between the ages of 2 and 12. However, due to the nature and various theoretical approaches of play therapy, it has ...

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