Wednesday, February 19, 2014

When the Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer

Advance Press Release for March 15, 2014

Just Published by Genoa House

When the Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer
By Lois Carey

A collection of essays and articles written over a 30 year span by a seasoned sandplay therapist. Lois J. Carey is the training director and supervisor of the Center for Sandplay Studies. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work; licensed clinical social worker in New York, Fellow in NY State Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists.; clinical member New York Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists; Registered Play Therapist Supervisor of the Association for Play Therapy and a Registered Play Therapist.  She is past-president of the NY Association for Play Therapy. Post grad studies in Sandplay in Switzerland and California with Dora Kalff as well as Martin Kalff and in New York with Genevieve Geer. Part of her training has also been in Art Therapy from a Jungian perspective. She has presented Sandplay and Art Therapy throughout the United States, in Europe, South Africa and Greece. She is the author of numerous articles and several books.


“When the Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer is the work of a true master of the craft of sandplay therapy informed by Jungian theory and the pioneering work of Dora Kallf with whom Lois Carey studied. Woven into the exquisite  tapestry of this lovely book is history and theory of the method, rich case material told in a warm and moving voice which reflects the extraordinary empathy of this remarkable sandplay and play therapist . . . A wealth of information packed into a highly readable book that just like the author herself will be a cherished gift to us all for a long time to come.” —David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S Clinical Director

"The metaphor that comes to mind as I read this book is that of the aboriginal painting—a large canvas of lots of varied sized and colored dots which represents a map of the territory. This book provides an extensive map of the territory, that is Play Therapy, Child Therapy and sand play as it applies to children, with a particular Jungian slant. I would recommend this to practitioners and students who can learn from its wisdom." —Aideen Taylor de Faoite, author of Narrative Play Therapy: Theory and Practice.

"When Pixies Come Out to Play is a wonderful book for any clinician who uses creative mediums in their therapeutic work. It is a book that provides a back drop to understanding art therapy, play therapy and sandplay from a Jungian perspective. It provides a history and theoretical framework to create context and a lens to view the work through." —Majella Ryan, Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapist, Child Psychotherapist.

PART I: OVERVIEW/METHODOLOGY
1. Overview of Play Therapy
2. Jungian Theory
3. Jungian Sandplay Therapy
4. Art as Therapy
5. Three Methods of Sandplay Therapy
6. Supervision for Sandplay Therapists
7. Sandplay, Art, and Play Therapy to Promote Anxiety Reduction
8. Ages and Stages of Child Development
9. The Mind/Body Connection in Sandplay

PART II: TRAUMA and OTHER DISORDERS
10. Sandplay Therapy with a Troubled Child
11. Violence and Trauma in Sandplay Issues in Healing
12. Case of BD
13. Attachment and Loss: The Bereaved or Attachment Disordered Child in Sandplay Therapy
14. A Dog Called Sweetheart
15. Sexual Abuse: Historical Comments
16. Sexual Abuse Defined
17. Assessment of the Sexually Abused Child
18. The Acting-out Child
19. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PART III: FAMILY/CULTURAL/SPIRITUALITY
20. Family Sandplay Therapy
21. Family Genograms in Play Therapy and Sandplay
22. Puppetry in Family Therapy
23. One Family’s Sandplay Journey
24. Death of a Parent or Grandparent
25. A Case of Suicide
26. Cultural Diversity
27. Spirituality in Sandplay Therapy

PART IV: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLS AND ARCHETYPES
28. Symbols and Archetypes in Sandplay Therapy
29. Sandplay and the Great Mother Archetype
30. Dismemberment and Healing in The Wisdom of the Serpent
31. A Commentary: Symbols in Alice in Wonderland

Product Details
When the Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Genoa House; 1st edition (March 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1926975111
ISBN-13: 9781926975115

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