The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true. Wonderful. User Review – Suzanne S. – Borders. I love this book, I have read it 3 or 4 times in the 10 years since I first got it. I am always glued to it when I pick it. Virginia Mae Axline () Dibs in search of self: personality development in play therapy Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Virginia Axline.
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Jun 12, Pages Buy. I read this book initially about 37 years ago and it stuck with me and I never forgot it and didn’t know it’s significance but did know that there was a significance even at the age of 13 years old. Dibs will not talk. A problem that is abandoned as being hard and unsolvable will never be solved, although it will continue to retain an unjust label.
‘Dibs in Search of Self’ by Virginia Mae Axline
Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references. A colleague lent me this book after I expressed some doubt about my ability to provide therapy for children as a clinical counseling intern who has only worked with adults. It is also axlline of any explanation of how th I read this for a psychology class and am interested in the commentary, as I know close to nothing about child psych.
Those not affected by autism may not find this book worth their while, but I found it so. In Chapter 11 she recounts how he had created a little town with the toys and told of an incident when his father had insisted on Jake, the gardener, cutting down a branch that overhung his window against Dibs wishes. In Chapter 22 she recounts the final session in which both had said they axliine miss each other; he had checked his name in the card file and listened to the tape recording before making another recording.
Dibs presents abnormal social behavior by continuously isolating himself, rarely speaking, and physically lashing out at those around him. Buy the Mass Market Paperback: The very fact that she let Dibs handle his emotions without trying to manipulate or rescue him seemed to give Dibs the confidence that he COULD handle them. However, I enjoyed this book and would still recommend it to others who are interested in child dlbs play therapy.
Dibs in Search of Self : Personality Development in Play Therapy
It’s about a form of play therapy meant to assist emotionally troubled children. Trivia About Dibs in Search of Oct 20, Sally rated it really liked it. It is totally devoid of commentary or technique or explanation as to why Dibs’ personality radically shifts and changes in 6 months it was later explained that this probably took place over years, which just served to confuse me– why pretend that it took six months?
Firstly, the therapy works very rapidly and very well, and I felt it slotted too nearly into the therapist’s theories and plans. As other reviews I picked this book up at a conference several years ago and it sat on my shelf until it was recommended by a therapist who trained me in Sandtray. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Dibs: In Search of Self
It must have taken tremendous discipline to avoid interjecting as either rescuer or perpetrator at the times when Dibs displayed extreme self-loathing or intense animosity towards the father-character in the doll’s house-playing. Sometimes I get very angry His mother had said that she birginia not expect any change in Dibs and had offered him as raw data for study.
He will not play. I was a little doubtful. Intellectually, this is an eye-opener to most undergraduates–and they feel afterward that they wish their parents had read this book.
Feb 04, Shannon rated it really liked it. Secondly, the therapy works very rapidly: In Chapter 20 she recounts how Dibs had said there were three more times counting that day and had gone on to talk about their vacation on an island with his grandmother.
Dibs: In Search of Self – Virginia Mae Axline – Google Books
I have not forgotten it – it left quite an impression on me. How much sense does this make as a reasonable goal of therapy? This book sat on the bookshelf at home when I og a kid and I read it a few i. This case study illustrates child neglect within the context of wealthy professional parents, whereas many children from low-income and working class families may feel neglected due to lack of access to resources e.