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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He had got into the sandbox and asked for help to take off his shoes before moving to the table to build a tower of blocks on the table and then start painting.

Dibs in Search of Self : Personality Development in Play Therapy

I loved this book when I read it as an undergraduate, many years ago. I am just starting to read it again and virgini have worked with several children with autism as a nurse in the schools and community.

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. We are the sum total of all the parts that go into the making of a life.

As a former teacher-turned-editor, who read DIBS many times before even coming to work here at Ballantine, I feel very connected to this book. Ok, so what can I say about this book? Perhaps it’s when we experience confidence and faith and hope that we see materialize before our eyes this builds up within us a feeling of inner strength, courage, and security.

Sometimes a very romantic angle to view things, but reading it a second time would actually make you look at things in diff Ok, so what can I say about this book? In each moment I found myself wanting to find this child and hug them and make everything better. The portrait of a little boy achieving, under therapy, a zearch struggle for identity.


Axline’s responses to Dibs vieginia primarily reflections, demonstrating to Dibs that she is listening xibs him without judging him. Does anyone have a pdf copy of this book? Axline patiently let him deal with his anger and Searfh did get over his negative feelings with a more positive outlook.

We must avoid letting the other person shirk responsibility for their own lives and decision-making. Author Essay As a former teacher-turned-editor, who read DIBS many times before even coming to work here at Ballantine, I feel very connected to this book. I can’t really say much more about it because I’ll end up sounding American and all that jazz!! She had said that she was worried about Dibs — he was coming out of his room more often but looked unhappy.

This is a beautiful story of a child who needed unconditional positive regard and a firginia environment where he was allowed to call the shots searc order to heal. Neill, A S Summerhill: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

It was wonderful to see a boy emerging so rapidly. I found out my enemies and I fought them. Dibs’ story is one of resilience and faith. How could it work so fast, particularly when the child was in such an emotionally deprived environment? It makes me feel lonesome not knowing God.

He had then gone to the office where he had pasted in some bookplates and asked for reassurance about his relationship with her. Although it’s an old book, the story of Dibs was timeless to me in many ways. Vigginia had arranged to observe Dibs in school, to visit his mother and to see Dibs in the play therapy room at the child guidance centre.

Axline Virginia Axline was a pioneer of play therapy for children. As other reviews I picked this book up at a conference several years ago and it sat searcb my shelf until it was recommended by a therapist who trained me in Sandtray. Intellectually, this is an eye-opener to most undergraduates–and they feel afterward that they wish their parents had read this book. This is a wonderfully formulated, edifying story that provides us with considerable insight as to how best to raise children, particularly those with emotional problems.

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Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia M. Other reviewers here have mentioned that he might have autism, but Axline gives no insight into this, though she mentions the word autism a few times early in the book.

He had then gone to the playroom and laid out the town again, putting his family in jail.

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It tells us that no matter what material possessions you give a child, or a grown person for that matter, if he or she is starved of love, true growth can never happen. Feb 23, Sadaf rated it it was amazing. I can i 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.

This is an educational and heart-warming therapeutic tale beautifully told in the first person by the author, a psychologist who is the originator of play therapy.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He had said that you could find out a lot by just hanging around people and watching what they do. It also needs to be recognised that sometimes there never will be an opportunity for the child to return to live with their parents permanently but the improvement in child-parent relationships is likely to have a significant effect on wider family relationships, including sibling relationships, which are likely to be a source of support in the future.

Eventually he had asked for help to take things off but had dropped them on the floor, so she had put them on a hook. Rent and save from the world’s largest eBookstore. It was as simple as that to get through to the child. Aug 26, Andy Hickman rated it really liked it.