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Containing feelings and setting limits in play therapy: working with aggression.

Ayling, Peter ORCID: (2019) Containing feelings and setting limits in play therapy: working with aggression. In: Becoming and Being a Play Therapist : Play Therapy in Practice. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 122-136. ISBN 9781138560970

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This chapter will explore the role of the play therapist in responding to children’s emotions within play therapy. I begin by discussing how theories of emotional development and new understanding from neuro-science can inform play therapy practice. In particular, I will focus on responding to aggression within both children’s play and within the therapeutic relationship. I will consider the role of limit-setting in supporting emotional development and end with a brief reflection on the importance of therapist self-awareness, as a core aspect of effective therapy.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: play therapy, children's emotions, emotional development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Peter Ayling
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 10:40
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 10:40

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