8-3 | Deep Play: Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

Book Review

Deep Play: Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

Dennis McCarthy, ed.
Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015. Contributors, subject index, author index, images. 191 pp. $36.95 paper. ISBN: 9781849057776

by Mary Anne Peabody

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Dennis McCarthy states that to be an effective child psychotherapist, one needs to be a philosopher, an archaeologist, and a seeker. McCarthy accomplishes all three in his edited book, Deep Play: Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children, by bringing together a wide range of seasoned child psychotherapists who predominately use play, sand play, drawings, clay, and water in their clinical work with children. Unique to the contributors is that six of the ten authors are male, an unusual phenomena in a branch of psychotherapy that is heavily dominated by women.