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Aggression in Play Therapy

By: Lisa Dion,Bonnie Badenoch - foreword
Narrated by: Lisa Dion
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Summary

Offers play therapists practical ways of handling a pervasive issue with intense and aggressive play by their clients.

With an understanding of aggressive play based on brain function and neuroscience, this book provides therapists with a framework to work authentically with aggressive play, while making it an integrative and therapeutic experience for the child.

Through the lens of neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, therapists are taught how to integrate the intensity experienced by both the child and the therapist during aggressive play in a way that leads towards greater healing and integration. The book explains the neurological processes that lead kids to dysregulation and provides therapists with tools to help their clients facilitate deep emotional healing, without causing their own nervous system to shut down.

Topics covered include: embracing aggression; understanding the nervous system; understanding regulation; developing yourself as an external regulator; authentic expression; setting boundaries; working with emotional flooding; supporting parents during aggressive play.

©2018 Lisa Dion (P)2020 Tantor

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very useful book

I would recommend this book to all play therapist and counsellor working with children

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  • 07-09-22

Super valuable resource!!

I Highly recommend this for other play therapists. It had such good tips and insights! It changed my work and I saw results

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  • Bri
  • 18-07-22

Very good

It was such useful information, and Lisa Dion did really well narrating it. I used some of the techniques already with insightful results.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-22

Excellent Book!!

I'm in the process of getting licensed to become a foster parent. I've read/listened to many books to educate and prepare myself to help children with trauma. I'm very happy I purchased this book and highly recommend it!

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  • RWH
  • 21-07-21

Essential Reading

I consider this essential reading for Play Therapists! loved it, using it in my work daily!

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  • Cola08
  • 06-03-21

AMAZING

This book was amazing! So much about what has and hasn't worked in the play therapy room makes sense with this approach. I am really looking forward to utilizing the skills learned!

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  • Alysha Stucker
  • 28-12-20

A must read!

Everyone who works with kids needs this book! Lisa inspires with her experience and knowledge of neuroscience.