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Theoretical Approaches to Play Therapy

Jan 9, 2012 12:00am

Identification: ACA126

Credits: None available.

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Description:
This chapter provides an overview of Adlerian play therapy, child-centered play therapy, cognitive-behavioral play therapy, ecosystemic play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, Jungian analytical play therapy, psychodynamic play therapy, and Theraplay. Prescriptive play therapy is also very briefly described. For each of the theoretical orientations in this chapter (except prescriptive, which by its very nature requires special treatment), a brief synopsis is provided of the following topics: (a) important theoretical constructs, (b) phases of the counseling process, (c) role of the therapist, (d) goals of therapy, (e) approach to working with parents and teachers, and (f) distinctive features.



Objectives:

  1. Examine the theoretical underpinnings associated with the varied approaches to play therapy.
  2. Relate how broader counseling theories and approaches may be applied in play therapy situations.



Source:
Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, 2nd edition by Terry Kottman

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Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $90.00
Members: $60.00

The Revised ASERVIC Spiritual Competencies

Jun 13, 2011 12:00am

Identification: ACA114

Credits: None available.

Description:
Competencies are descriptions of what we believe the effective counselor needs to possess to ethically and successfully work with clients on spiritual and religious issues. The 14 competencies in this chapter challenge counselors, as does Guru Nanak, to recognize the essential unity of humankind and humans' common attempts to understand their relationship with the higher power. The competencies are tools to help counselors maintain a relationship with a client even when the client's beliefs are contrary to their own. In essence, the competencies ask counselors to see through the client's lens while being fully conscious of their own spiritual or religious viewpoint. They ask counselors to sacrifice their sectarianism for a while and go beyond mere toleration so that they can truly understand their clients' spiritual and religious lives.



Objectives:

  1. Examine the emergence of the Association for Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) as a viable entity in the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  2. Identify the specific competencies counselors must possess if they are to effectively address the spiritual and religions needs of their clients



Source:
Integrating Spirituality and Religion Into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Pracitce, Second Edition, edited by Craig S. Cashwell and J. Scott Young

Author(s):
  • Linda Robertson, Senior Financial Planner, Financial Finesse, Inc.
  • Mark E. Young, PhD, Professor, Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Music and Counseling

Jun 13, 2011 12:00am

Identification: ACA113

Credits: None available.

Description:
Music is a universal multicultural experience that can serve as a bridge to the development of new insights and behaviors (J. M. Brown, 2001; Silverman, 2008). It is most simply described as "the appreciation of sound" (Beaulieu, 1987, p. 13). Making music is a creative act as is listening in an active way. Both involve being sensitive and responsive to the cacophony of rhythm that occurs spontaneously in nature and purposely in human interactions (Schneck & Berger, 2006). On its most basic level, music is a nonverbal medium (Vanger, Oerter, Otto, Schmidt, & Czogalik, 1995). It has been used in various ways since the beginning of time to communicate and express feelings (Gfeller, 2002b; Silverman, 2008). Indeed, many civilizations and people have been defined by the types of music they developed, for example, classical music, and the part that music played in their lives. On a global level, some of today's popular music is significant in creating a sense of cultural identity, for example, hip-hop or rap.



Objectives:

  1. Appreciate the role of music as a counseling and therapeutic technique
  2. Examine the various ways in which music can be used in counseling



Source:
The Creative Arts in Counseling, Fourth Edition, by Samuel T. Gladding

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