Cultural Issues in Play Therapy, Second Edition

Cultural Issues in Play Therapy, Second Edition


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This unique resource is now in an extensively revised second edition with more than 90% new material and an expanded conceptual framework. Filled with rich case illustrations, the book explores how children's cultural identities--as well as experiences of marginalization--shape the challenges they bring to therapy and the ways they express themselves. Expert practitioners guide therapists to build competence for working across different dimensions of diversity, including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring chapters from the first edition on play therapy with major cultural groups: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.

New to This Edition
*Virtually a new book; incorporates a broader definition of culture and an increased social justice focus.
*Chapters on working with children of color, LGBT children and adolescents, undocumented families, and Deaf children.
*Chapter on dismantling white privilege in the play therapy office.
*Chapters on school bullying and on how technology is transforming play, including tips for conducting tele-play therapy.