The hidden world of children – their fears, their bitter hatreds, their love, the drama of their growth.
Play therapy gives a child a vital opportunity to “play out” his feelings and problems – his fears, hatred, loneliness, and feelings of failure and inadequacy. Here is an intensely practical book that gives specific illustrations of how therapy can be implemented in play contacts, and tells how the toys of the playroom can be vivid performers and aids in growth.
The case histories in this book are true. As she did with Dibs in search of Self, Dr. Axline has taken them from the rich mine of verbatim case material of children referred for play therapy. These children range in age from four years to twelve, and their problems cover the wide spectrum of maladjusted youngsters – the hostile child, the withdrawn child, the dependent child, and the handicapped child. It’s all here in an important and rewarding book for parents, teachers, and anyone who comes in contact with children.