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Mikulka, J.T. (2020). Surviving Destruction and Finding Connection: Play Therapy with an 11 Year Old Boy. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 19(2):170-176.

(2020). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 19(2):170-176

Surviving Destruction and Finding Connection: Play Therapy with an 11 Year Old Boy

Joseph T. Mikulka, LCSW-R

How do child therapists manage the most difficult and emotionally intense moments in play or maintain safety with our most emotionally challenging patients. This extended case presentation presents material from a play therapy treatment with an school aged old boy. The treatment shows how the therapist struggled to maintain boundaries and safety, while maintaining space for the patient to share his most disturbing self-states in order to help the patient find connection with the therapist and developmental advancement.

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