Developmental Play

Singer, D. G., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2006). Play = learning: How play motivates and enhances children’s cognitive and social-emotional growth. New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press, xvi, 272 pp.

Burghardt, G.M. (2005). The Genesis of Animal Play: Testing the Limits. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lester, S. & Russell, W. (2010) Children’s right to play: An examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide. Working Paper No. 57. The Hague, The Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation.

Pellis, S. & Pellis, V. (2009). The Playful Brain: Venturing to the Limits of Neuroscience. Oxford: Oneworld Publications.

Spinka, M., Newberry, R. & Bekoff, M. (2001). Mammalian play: training for the unexpected. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 76(2), 141-68.

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Play Therapy

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Allan, J., & Berry, P. (1987). Sandplay. Elementary School Guidance and Counselling, 21, 300-306.

Axline, V. (1947). Play therapy. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Axline, V. (1947). Play therapy. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.

Bartenieff, I. (1974). Space, effort, and the brain. Main Currents in Modern Thought, 31, 37-40.

Bratton, S. C., Ceballos, P. L., Sheely-Moore, A. I., Meany-Walen, K., Pronchenko, Y. & Jones, L. D. (2013). Head Start Early Mental Health Intervention: Effects of Child-Centered Play Therapy on

Disruptive Behaviors. International Journal of Play Therapy, 22(1), 28-42.

Bratton, S., Ray, D., Rhine, T., & Jones, L. (2005). The efficacy of play therapy with children: A meta-analytic review of treatment outcomes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 376-90.

Burns, G. W. (2005). 101 Healing stories for kids and teen: Using metaphors in therapy. New Jersey: Wiley & Sons Inc.

Butler, S., Guterman, J. T., & Rudes, J. (2009). Using Puppets with Children in Narrative Therapy to Externalize the Problem. Journal of Mental Health Counselling, 31(3), 225-33.

Butler, E., Bakker, T. M., & Viljoen, G. (2013). Poetic and therapeutic encounters in an adolescent drama group. South African Journal of Psychology, 43(1), 94-104.

Capello, P. P. (2007). Dance as our source in dance/movement therapy education and practice. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 29(1), 37-50.

Carlson, R., & Arthur, N. (1999). Play therapy and the therapeutic use of story. Canada Journal of Counselling, 33, 3, 212-226.

Cecchin, G. (1992). Constructing therapeutic possibilities. In S. McNamee & K. Gergen (Eds.), Therapy as social construction (pp. 86–95). London: SAGE.

Dale, M., & Wagner, W. (2003). Sandplay: An investigation into a child’s meaning system via the self-confrontation method for children. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 16, 17-36.

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Developing Societies, 20(2), 131-164.

Flores-Gutiérrez, E. O., Díaz, J. L., Barrios, F. A., Guevara, M. A., Del Río-Portilla, Y., Corsi-Cabrera, M., et al. (2007). Differential alpha coherence hemispheric patterns in men and women during pleasant and unpleasant musical emotions. International Journal of Psychophysiolpgy, 71, 43-9.

Fisher, R. (2005). Still minds, teaching thinking and creativity. Winter 2005, Issue 18, 30-37.

Fisher, R. (2006). Still thinking: The case for meditation with children. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 1, 146-151.

Guerney, L. (1983). Client-centered (nondirective) play therapy. In C. Schaefer & K. J. O’Connor (Eds.), Handbook of play therapy (pp. 21-64). New York, NY: Wiley.

Hamburg, J. & Clair, A. A. (2003). The Effects of a Laban-Based Movement Program with Music on Measures of Balance and Gait in Older Adults. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 28(1), 17-33.

Haynes, J. (2002). Children as philosophers. London: Routledge.

Hodgson, John. (2001). Mastering movement: The life and work of Rudolf Laban. London: Methuen.

Kalff, D. (1980). Sandplay: A psychotherapeutic approach to the psyche. Santa Monica: Sigo Press.

Karkou, V. & Glasman, J. (2004). Arts, education and society: the role of the arts in promoting the emotional wellbeing and social inclusion of young people. Support for Learning, 19(2), 57-65.

Koelsch, S., Fritz, T. V., Cramon, D. Y., Müller, K., & Friederici, A. D. (2006). Investigating emotion with music: An fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 27, 239-50.

Lambert, S. F., LeBlanc, M., Mullen, J. A., Ray, D., Baggerly, J., White, J., & Kaplan, D. (2007). Learning more about those who play in session: The national play therapy in counseling practices project (phase 1). Journal of Counseling & Development, 85, 42-6.

Landreth, G. L. (2012). Play therapy: The art of the relationship (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lowenfeld, M. (1939). The world pictures of children: A method of recording and studying them.British Journal of Medical Psychology, 18, 65-101.

Lowenfeld, M. (1979). The world technique. London: Allen & Unwin.

Meekums, B. (2002). Dance Movement Therapy (2nd ed.). London: Sage.

Murphy, S. & Donovan, S, (1999). The physical and psychological effects of meditation (2nd Ed.). CA, Sausalito: Institute of Nostic Sciences.

Nehrig, J. (2014). The use of movement and dance in play therapy. The Journal of the International and UK Societies of Play and Creative Arts Therapies, 1, 11-16.

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Peretz, I. (2001) Music perception and recognition.In, B. Rapp (Ed.), The Handbook of Cognitive Neuropsychology. Hove: Psychology Press, 519-40.

Preston-Dunlop, W. (1998). Rudolf Laban: An extraordinary life. London: Dance Books, Ltd.

Rousseau, C., Benoit, M., Lacroix, L., & Gauthier, M. F. (2009). Evaluation of a sandplay program for preschoolers in a multiethnic neighborhood. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 50(6), 743-50.

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developmental change using EEG and MEG. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252(1), 25-36.

White, M. & Epston, D. (1990). Narrative means to therapeutic ends. New York: Norton.

Cognitive Therapy

Davison, G. C., Neale, J. M. & Kring, A. M. (2004). Abnormal psychology (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Ellis, A. & Dryden, W. (1997). The practice of rational-emotive therapy. New York: Springer.

McManus, S. & McGuire, B. (2010). Feeling Better. A manual for carers working with people who have intellectual disabilities and chronic pain. Brighton, UK: Pavilion Publishing Ltd.

Albrecht, N. J. (2014). Wellness: A Conceptual Framework for School-based Mindfulness Programs. The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, 4(1), 21-36

Beck, A. T. (1963). Thinking and depression. Idiosyncratic content and cognitive distortions. Archives of General Psychiatry, 9, 324-33.

Erricker, C. & Erricker J. [eds.] (2001). Meditation in Schools: Calmer Classrooms. Bloomsbury Publishing: London.

Lambert, M. J., Bergin, A. E., & Garfield, S. L. (2004). “Introduction and Historical Overview”. In Lambert MJ. Bergin and Garfield’s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (5th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 3-15.

Ellis, A. & Dryden, W. (1997). The practice of rational-emotive therapy. New York: Springer.

Grossman, P., Tiefenthaler-Gilmer, U., Raysz, A., & Kesper, U. (2007). Mindfulness Training as an Intervention for Fibromyalgia: Evidence of Postintervention and 3-Year Follow-Up Benefits in Well-Being. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 76, 226–233.

Landreth, G. L. (2012). Play therapy: The art of the relationship (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

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Kabat-Zinn, J. (1982). An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation. General Hospital Psychiatry, 4(1), 33–47.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Wheeler, E., Light, T., Skillings, A., Scharf, M. J., Cropley, T. G., Hosmer, D., & Bernhard, J. D. (1998). Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Photo Therapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA). Psychosomatic Medicine, 60(5), 625-632.

Krusche, A., Cyhlarova, E., & Williams, M. G. (2013). Mindfulness online: an evaluation of the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course for stress, anxiety and depression. British Medical Journal, 3(11), 1-12.

Napoli, M., Krech, P. R., & Holley, L. C. (2005). Mindfulness training for elementary school students. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 21(1), 99–125.

Rachman, S. (1997). “The evolution of cognitive behaviour therapy”. In Clark, D, Fairburn, CG & Gelder, MG. Science and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-26.

Ray, D. C., & Bratton, S. C. (2010). What the research shows about play therapy: Twenty-first century update. In J. N. Baggerly, D. C. Ray, & S. C. Bratton (Eds.), Child-centered play therapy research: The evidence base for effective practice (pp. 3–33). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Rosenzweig, S., Reibel, D. K., Greeson, J. M., Edman, J. S., Jasser, S. A., McMearty, K. D., & Gildstein, B. J. (2007). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is Associated With Improved Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study. Alternative Therapies, 14(5), 36-9.

Pradhan, E. K., Baumgarten, M., Langenberg, P., Handwerger, B., Kaplan Gilpin, A., Magyari, T., Hochberg, M. C., & Berman, B. M. (2007). Arthritis Care & Research, 57(7), 1134–1142.

Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wegner, D. M. (2010). Psychology. (2nd ed., p. 600). New York: Worth Pub.

Schonert-Reichl, K. A., & Lawlor, M. S. (2010). The effects of a mindfulness-based education program on pre- and early adolescents’ well-being and social and emotional competence. Mindfulness, 1(3), 137–151.

Willard, C. ( 2010). Child’s Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed. Berkley, CA: Parallax Press.

Family Therapy

Al, C. M. W., Stams, G. J. J. M., Asscher, J. J., & Laan, P. H. (2014). A programme evaluation of the Family Crisis Intervention Program ( FCIP): relating programme characteristics to change. Child & Family Social Work, 19(2), 225-36.

Armbruster, P, & Kazdin, A. E. (1994). Attrition in child psychotherapy. Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, 16, 81-108.

Bröning, S., Sack, P. M., Thomsen, M., Stolle, M., Wendell, A., Stappenbeck, J., Thomasius, R. (2014). Implementing and evaluating the German adaptation of the “Strengthening Families Program 10 – 14”- a randomized-controlled multicentre study. BioMedCentral Public Health, 14(1), 1-14.

Capps, J. E. (2012). Strengthening foster parent-adolescent relationships through filial therapy. The Family Journal, 20(4), 427-32.

Fletcher, J.M. (2009). Childhood mistreatment and adolescent and young adult depression. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 799-806.

Jacka, F. N., Reavley, N. J., Jorm, A. F., Toumbourou, J. W., Lewis, A. J., & Berk, M. (2013). Prevention of common mental disorders: what can we learn from those who have gone before and where do we go next? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Letcher, P., Smart, D., Sanson, A. V., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2009). Psychosocial precursors and correlates of differing internalizing trajectories from 3 to 15 years. Journal of Social Development, 18, 618-46.

Lewis, A. J., Bertino, M. D., Skewes, J., Shand, L., Borojevic, N., Knight, T., Lubman, D. I., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2013). Adolescent depressive disorders and family based interventions in the family options multicenter evaluation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 1-22.

McManus, E., Belton, E., Barnard, M., Cotmore, R., & Taylor, J. (2013). Recovering from domestic abuse, strengthening the mother-child relationship: Mothers’ and children’s perspectives of a new intervention. Special issue: Physical Abuse in High Risk Families. Child Care in Practice, 19(3), 291-310.

Nicholson, J. M. & Sanders, M. R. (1999). Randomized Controlled Trial of Behavioral Family Intervention for the Treatment of Child Behavior Problems in Stepfamilies. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 30(3-4), 1-23.

Sanders, M. R. & McFarland, M. (2000). Treatment of depressed mothers with disruptive children: A controlled evaluation of cognitive behavioural family intervention. Behaviour Therapy, 31(1), 89-112.

Spoth, R. L., Redmond, C., & Shin, C. (2001). Randomized trial of brief family interventions for general populations: adolescent substance use outcomes 4 years following baseline. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 627-42.

Templeton, L. (2014) Supporting families living with parental substance misuse: the M-PACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) programme. Child & Family Social Work, 19(1), 76-88.

Zhong, X., Zu, S., Sha, S., Tao, R., Zhao, C., Yang, F., Li, M., & SHA, P. (2011). The Effect of a Family-Based Intervention Model on Internet-Addicted Chinese Adolescents. Social Behaviour & Personality: An International Journal, 39(8), 1021-34.

Training and Workshops (Rationale)

Bauer, N. S. & Webster-Stratton, C. (2006). Prevention of behavioral disorders in primary care. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 18(6), 654-60.

de Graaf, I., Speetjens, P., Smit, F., de Wolff, M. & Tavecchio, L. (2008). Effectiveness of The Triple P Positive Parenting Program on Behavioral Problems in Children. A Meta-Analysis. Behaviour Modification, 32(5), 714-35.

McCart, M. R., Priester, P. E., Davies, W. H., & Azen, R. (2006). Differential effectiveness of behavioral parent-training and cognitive–behavioral therapy for antisocial youth: A meta-analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34(4), 527-43.

Cummings, J. G. & Wittenberg, J. (2008). Supportive expressive therapy–parent child version: An exploratory study. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45(2), 148-64.

Mentinga, A. T. A., de Castroa, B. O., & Matthys, W. (2013). Effectiveness of the Incredible Years parent training to modify disruptive and prosocial child behavior: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 33(8), 901-13.

Mihalic, S. F. & Irwin, K. (2003). Blueprints for violence prevention: From research to real-world settings – Factors influencing successful replication of model programs. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 1(4), 307-29.

Sanders, M. R., Markie-Dadds, C., & Turner, K. M. T. (1999). Practitioner’s manual for Enhanced Triple P. Brisbane, Australia: Families International.

Webster-Stratton, C. (2002). The Incredible Years: Parents and children videotape series: A parenting course (ADVANCE). Incredible Years, Seattle, WA.