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Play technique in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
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PMID:  23538013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Imaginary play is often a child's best way of communicating affects, fantasies, and internal states. In play children are freer to express their forbidden and conflicted thoughts. Consequently, one of the best ways for the therapist to enter the child's world is to do so from within the displacement of the play process. For children who cannot play, the therapist's goal is to teach the child to use play as a means of communication and to create meaning. This article present clinical examples to illustrate how the author uses play in the clinical situation.
Judith A Yanof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1558-0490     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9313451     Medline TA:  Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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