11-3 | Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity

Book Review

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity

Lisa Dion
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2018. Foreword, introduction, final thoughts, acknowledgments, references, and index. 218 pp., $25.95, cloth. ISBN: 9780393713190

by David A. Crenshaw

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A small volume and easy to read, Lisa Dion’s book is packed with clinical wisdom. Written primarily for play therapists, it is of interest to scholars of play, child- development and mental-health practitioners, and early-childhood educators. The author has built on the groundbreaking work of Bonnie Badenoch (who wrote the foreword to the book) to provide play therapists with a clear and highly understandable rationale for integrating interpersonal neurobiology into their work in the playroom. Theresa Kestly’s The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play: Brain-Building Interventions for Emotional Well- Being (2014) also deserves mention for its contributions on the literature about the interpersonal neurobiology of play.