Part I Play Therapy: Its Therapeutic Power and Research Effects.
1 The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy (Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes).
2 Meeting the Early Mental Health Needs of Children Through School-Based Play Therapy: A Review of Outcome Research (Sue C. Bratton ).
Part II Implementing Play Therapy in the Schools.
3 Guidelines for Incorporating Play Therapy in the Schools (Kristi Perryman and Judy Doran).
4 Challenges and Barriers to Implementing Play Therapy in Schools (Dee Ray).
Part III Play-Based Assessments.
5 Using Play Therapy Assessment in an Elementary and Intermediate School Setting (Mary May Schmidt).
6 Transdisciplinary Play-based Assessment and Intervention in the Primary Years (Toni Linder and Brittney Bixby).
Part IV Play-Based Prevention Programs with Paraprofessionals and Teachers.
7 Helping Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers Foster Play in the Classroom (Karen Stagnitti).
8 Primary Project: An Evidenced Based Approach (Mary Anne Peabody, Deborah Johnson, and A. Dirk Hightower).
9 Child Teacher Relationship Training: Using the Power of the Child-Teacher Relationship as a School-Based Mental Health Intervention (Mary Morrison and Wendy Pretz Helker).
10 Treating Disruptive Classroom Behaviors of Preschoolers Through Teacher-Child Interaction Therapy (David McIntosh).
Part V Individual and Group Play Therapy Approaches.
11 LEGO®-Based Play Therapy for Autistic Spectrum Children (Daniel LeGoff, G.W. Krauss, and Sarah Allen Levin).
12 Trauma-Focused Group Play Therapy in the Schools (Yih-Jiun Shen).
13 Group Sandplay in Elementary Schools (Theresa Kestly).
14 Play Therapy for Anger Management in the Schools (Barbara Fischetti).
15 Group Play Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Linda Reddy).
Part VI Special Populations and Special Issues.
16 Play Therapy for Children of Alcoholics (Laura Jacobus-Kantor and James G. Emshoff).
17 Understanding and Generalizing Communication Patterns in Children with Selective Mutism (Laurie Zelinger).
18 Play, Create, Express, Understand: Bereavement Groups in Schools (Ruthellen Griffin).
19 Redrawing the Front Line: A Play Therapy Service for Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Children and Families in School (Geraldine Thomas).
20 The Nana’s Model: School-Based Play Therapy with Children who are Homeless or Severely Impoverished (Ana Sutton).
21 Better Playtimes: A School-Based Therapeutic Play Intervention for Staff and Children (Alison Woolf).