Theraplay® – Innovations and Integration

Theraplay® – Innovations and Integration

Rana Hong, A. Rand Coleman


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Officially endorsed by The Theraplay® Institute, this handbook builds on the core concepts of Theraplay® and explores innovative ways to integrate the approach with other therapeutic models for diverse settings and client groups.
The book features chapters on the neurobiology of Theraplay®, Tele-Theraplay, and men in Theraplay®, as well as advice for working with traumatized children, neurodivergent children, intergenerational trauma, and homelessness. Throughout the handbook, you'll be encouraged to challenge the limits of your practice and discover new ways to approach challenges using techniques rooted in extensive research-based evidence. Contributions from a wide variety of specialists create a rich tapestry of expertise, providing practical recommendations for integrating Theraplay® with other modalities to give clients the best support for their unique needs.
Essential reading for Theraplay® trainees, play therapy practitioners, and professionals working with children, this guide explains the practical applications of cutting-edge research and provides a flexible, effective approach to your practice.

This is the eBook edition, you will be able to access this eBook online via your browser or download it to the accompanying Jessica Kingsley Publishers app.


Rana Hong:
Rana Hong, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Clinical Research Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago. She is a Certified Theraplay practitioner, supervisor, and trainer, Certified Parent–Child Interaction Therapy® (PCIT) Therapist/Within Agency Trainer, Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing® (EMDR) Therapist and Consultant, DIRFloortime® Expert Training Leader, and former President of the Board at TTI.

A. Rand Coleman, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Theraplay Trainer and Supervisor, with training in neuropsychology. Dr. Coleman has extensive experience in the fields of child neuropsychology, neurodiversity, and developmental disability, and currently works in a group practice in Malvern, PA.