Amy Elizabeth Goes to Play Therapy A Book to Assist Psychotherapists in Helping Young Children Understand and Benefit from Play Therapy by Paul J. Chapra, Kathleen A. Chapra


Amy Elizabeth Goes to Play Therapy A Book to Assist Psychotherapists in Helping Young Children Understand and Benefit from Play Therapy by Paul J. Chapra, Kathleen A. Chapra

'The book has a very personal feel to it because Amy Elizabeth is addressing the reader. She talks about kids like us as if we are part of a group and she is your friend. It was very well set out, just like a story book. It had beautiful pencil illustrations that children could relate to. It was a nice size, not too daunting; the sort of book I think a child would be happy to read together with an adult. All in all I think this would be a very valuable resource for any psychotherapist, counsellor or social worker working with children to help them explain the process of play therapy.' - Counselling Children and Young People Reassuring and encouraging, Amy Elizabeth Goes to Play Therapy suggests that therapy will be a fun and beneficial experience. With attractive illustrations capturing a child's perspective, the book is ideally suited for children aged between 2 and 12. Answering the most commonly asked questions in simple, accessible language, Amy Elizabeth guides the reader through the experience of therapy, describing what happens at a play therapy session, the reasons why children may need therapy, and the goals of the process. Child therapists working in a variety of fields will find this book an invaluable resource for sharing with children and building a rapport with them.

About the Author

Kathleen A. Chara teaches psychology at Northwestern College in St Paul, Minnesota. She has run a program for abused women, worked with children in psychiatric settings and is a licensed counsellor, specialising in children's issues. Dr Paul J. Chara, Jr. is Professor of Psychology at Northwestern College and has published widely on psychology and ethics. J.M. Berns (illustrator) has extensive experience in illustrating books, ranging from college texts to children's books. She, her husband John, and son Timothy have been friends with the Chara family since they shared adjacent apartments in 1990.

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64 pages


Paul J. Chapra, Kathleen A. Chapra
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Publication date

20th August 2004



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