Books

  • "Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment" by Eric Green, Jennifer Baggerly, & Amie Myrick (2016)

    When working with families with young children, play psychotherapy is often used by clinicians with an individual child, but not necessarily integrated within the familial context. Filial or family play therapy is often used to meet the child and family’s unmet mental health needs. This book aims to present an integrative model of family counseling that incorporates tenets of filial therapy, family play therapy, expressive arts, and play interventions when working with children and their families. This book also includes chapters on supervision of therapists providing family play counseling, as well as critical steps toward self-care to prevent burnout (Rowman and Littlefield).
  • "Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten" by Eric Green & Amie Myrick (2015)

    'Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten' provides the latest research-supported, play-based interventions for clinicians to utilize with these children. This book encourages the reader through real-world application case studies to honor the significance of the therapeutic relationship and balance humanism and therapeutic warmth with evidence-based practices (Rowman and Littlefield).
  • "The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy" by Eric Green (2014)

    Child and family psychotherapist Dr. Eric J. Green draws on years of clinical experience to explain his original model of Jungian play therapy. The empathic techniques he illuminates in 'The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy' can effectively treat children who are traumatized by abuse, natural disasters, and other losses, as well as children who have attention deficit and autism spectrum disorders. The overarching goal of Green’s Jungian play therapy model is to help children and adolescents become psychologically whole individuals. Toward that end, therapists encourage children to engage in sandplay, spontaneous drawing, and other expressive arts. Green demonstrates how therapists can create an atmosphere of warmth and psychological safety by observing the child’s play without judgment and, through the therapeutic relationship, help children learn to regulate their impulses and regain emotional equilibrium (Johns Hopkins University Press).
  • "Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy" by Eric Green & Athena Drewes (2014)

    'Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy' presents techniques and approaches from the expressive and play therapy disciplines that enable child and adolescent clinicians to augment their therapeutic toolkit within a competent, research-based practice. With contributions representing a "who's who" in the play therapy and expressive arts therapy worlds, 'Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy' is the definitive bridge between expressive arts and play therapy complementarily utilized with children and adolescents in their healing and creative capacities (John Wiley).