Cultural Issues in Play Therapy by Eliana Gil PhD, Athena A. Drewes PsyD

By Eliana Gil PhD, Athena A. Drewes PsyD

Assisting therapists hone their talents for operating with varied little ones and households, this precise quantity appears at play remedy via a multicultural lens. skilled practitioners research how cultural traditions, values, shared studies, and expectancies may well impression the methods young children exhibit themselves via play, the tips and emotions they go together with diversified actions, and the responses of kids and fogeys to specific interventions. jam-packed with evocative scientific fabric, chapters spotlight particular matters to think about whilst operating with African American, Hispanic, local American, and Asian American little ones. additionally supplied are feedback for establishing a healing playroom that's enticing and alluring to all, together with info on the place to procure multicultural toys, video games, and paintings fabrics.

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The influence of race and racial identity in psychotherapy. New York: Wiley. Fadiman, A. (1997). The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Falicov, C. J. (1998). Latino families in therapy: A guide to multicultural practice. New York: Guilford Press. Gibbs, J. , Huang, L. , & Associates. (1998). Children of color: Psychological interventions with culturally diverse youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

This doll came with Chinese clothes, and there were Western clothes in a bag as well. Ahnna used these clothes interchangeably, depending on what action she would take with the baby doll. When the baby slept, she put bright red Chinese pajamas on her. When Ahnna was going to feed the doll or take her to the park, she put Western clothes on her. 2. ” From Sensitivity to Competence in Working across Cultures 17 Ahnna had altogether ceased dressing the baby doll in Chinese clothes; however, I had counseled Joelle to purchase some Chinese pajamas and dress wear for Ahnna, and she very much enjoyed wearing the pajamas to bed and dressier clothes to parties.

My birth country of Ecuador is known for its giant turtles, aptly called “Galapagos turtles” for the area in which they live. From Sensitivity to Competence in Working across Cultures 21 Other categories of miniatures merit equal thought. Structures, for example, are important to explore. China has pagodas, temples, and bamboo huts; different groups of Native Americans have tepees, sweat lodges, and longhouses. The list is endless, and it behooves us to make sure that our collections contain as many representations as possible of the world and its diverse and plentiful cultures.

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