Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play

by Ann M. Jernberg, and Phyllis Booth

Paperback, 1998

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Theraplay, modeled on the natural, playful patterns of healthy interaction between parent and child, helps troubled families develop the responsiveness and structure vital to a child?s development. Theraplay shows parents how to use play to communicate love and authority and to engage their children in interactions that develop competence, self-esteem?and trust.

Booth's revised edition brilliantly integrates Jernberg's innovative approach with recent research on attachment and the effect of stress and trauma on child development. In a clear, forceful style and illustrated by vivid therapeutic vignettes, Theraplay demonstrates how this creative and joyful treatment can help even the most challenging children and their families.

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Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (1998-10-27) (no date)

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2010 (3rd edition)

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