First published in 2007 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers 116 Pentonville Road London N1 9JB, UK and 400 Market Street, Suite 400 Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA www.jkp.com Copyright Dennis McCarthy 2007 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) without the written permission of the copyright owner except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1T 4LP. Applications for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publisher. Warning: The doing of an unauthorised act in relation to a copyright work may result in both a civil claim for damages and criminal prosecution. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data McCarthy, Dennis, 1951 If you turned into a monster : transformation through play : a body centred approach to play therapy / Dennis McCarthy ; foreword by Richmond K. Greene. p. ; cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 978 1 84310 529 9 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Play therapy. 2. Monsters in art. 3. Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) Therapeutic use. I. Title. RJ505.P6M364 2007 618.92'891653 dc22 2007008660 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 978 1 84310 529 9 ISBN pdf eBook: 978 1 84642 628 5 Printed and bound in the United States by Thomson Shore, Inc.