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Play Therapy and Expressive Arts in a Complex and Dynamic World

A book edited by Isabella Cassina, Claudio Mochi, and Karen Stagnitti (Routledge, 2022)

Play Therapy and Expressive Arts in a Complex and Dynamic World

The book offers cutting-edge expertise and knowledge in new and developing play therapy, therapeutic play, and expressive arts for families and children in crisis and challenging situations.

The book focuses on the use of play therapies in complex and dynamic situations such as pandemics, post-disaster conditions, crisis, migration, poverty, and deprivation. Evidence in the book is rooted in theory and contains examples of direct clinical experiences of play therapy approaches by the authors from across six continents, offering innovative methods to apply expressive arts modalities across different situations.

The book highlights the need to understand the context and needs of the children and families in their particular situations and provides examples of application of therapeutic principles and techniques in individual and group settings and within schools and communities.

With reflections and guidance on how to support children in reaching their potential in a variety of difficult contexts, the book will be key reading for scholars and researchers in the fields of play therapy, expressive arts therapies, and creative psychotherapy, as well as professionals in these areas.


NEWS! The book is promoted in the magazine number 04/2022 of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the development agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). 47,400 print copies are distributed throughout Switzerland in three national languages!

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