Kevin O'Connor

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Kevin O'Connor |
Distinguished Professor

California School of Professional Psychology
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
koconnor@alliant.edu
Professional Interests
Marschak Interation Method Rating System; child psychotherapy process; play therapy
Bio

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Education
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1980
PhD, University of Toledo
Courses
Pediatric Psychology
Teaching Parents Parenting Skills
Play Therapy II: Interventions
Ecosystemic Theory and Application
Play Therapy I: Theory, Assessment and Case Formulation
Publications
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2009

O'Connor, K. & Braverman, L. (2009) Play Therapy Theory and Practice: A Comparative Presentation, Second Edition. New York: Wiley.
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2008

Hitchcock, D., Ammen, S., O'Connor, K., & Backman, T. (2008). Validating the Marschak Interaction Method Rating System with adolescent mother-child dyads. International Journal of Play Therapy 17(1), 24-38.
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2007

O'Connor, K. (2007) Starting APT. Play Therapy. 2 (2), 15.
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2007

O'Connor, K. (2007) "It Hurts Too Much" Using Play to Lessen the Trauma of Sexual Abuse Early in Therapy. In S. Brooke (Ed.) The Use of Creative Therapies with Sexual Abuse Survivors. Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.
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2006

O'Connor, K., Coker, A., Clare, G. & McCollum, V. (2006). Intergenerational issues: "In big mama's house." In S. M. Hobson & L. A. Carlson (Eds.), Critical Incidents in Counseling Children. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association, pp. 147-157.
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2006

O'Connor, K. (2006) Ecosystemic Play Therapy. Japanese Journal of Addiction and the Family. 22(4), 347-356.
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2005

O'Connor, K. (2005) Ecosystemic Play Therapy. The Japanese Journal of Psychiatry. 19(3), 273-284.
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2005

O'Connor, K. (2005) Addressing Diversity Issues in Play Therapy. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 566-573.
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2005

O'Connor, K. (2005) Combining Play and Cognitive Interventions in the Treatment of Attachment Disordered Children. In S. Brooke (Ed.) Creative Arts Therapies Manual. Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.
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2004

O'Connor, K. (2004) Creating a coherent attachment history: Combining Theraplay and Cognitive-Verbal Interventions. The Theraplay Institute Newsletter. Summer, 5-8.
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2003

O'Connor, K. (2003) Ecosystemic Play Therapy. Schwierige Kinder Journal. 29, 16-21.
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2003

O'Connor, K. & New, D. (2003) Ecosystemic Play Therapy. In C. Schaefer (Ed.) Foundations of Play Therapy. New York: Wiley.
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2002

O'Connor, K. & New, D. (2002) The Color-Your-Life Technique: Advances and Innovations. In C. Schaefer and D. Cangelosi (Eds.) Play Therapy Techniques, Second Edition. Northvale, NJ: Aronson.
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2002

O'Connor, K. (2002) The Value and Use of Interpretation In Play Therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 33(6), 523-528.
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