What is Relational Play?
Watch this 11:29 min video where Saliha talks about the relational play (the focus of her current scholarship):
PlayLab’s (Dr. Bava’s) Views of Performance & Play
The following articles illustrate the application of performance, “play-oriented” perspective & collaborative practices that are foundational to our lab. We apply relational play and performative practices across contexts (please connect if you work in these contexts or interested in relational play!)
- leadership in disaster response
- couples therapy
- clinical supervision
- research methodology
- research supervision
Locating Dr. Bava & Her Scholarly Activism
- Bava, S. (2019). Responsive Supervision: Playing with Risk-Taking and Hyperlinked Identities. In L. L. Charlés & T. Nelson (eds). Family Therapy Supervision In Extraordinary Settings: Illustrations of Systemic Approaches in Everyday Clinical Work. New York, NY:
- Bava, S. & Greene, M. (2019). Un-gendering Couple’s Collaboration. In D. Whitney et al (Eds). Thriving Women Thriving World. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.
- Charles, L. & Bava, S. (in press). Systemic Family Therapy and Global Mental Health: Reflections on Professional Development and Training. In K. Wampler, M. Rastogi & R. Singh (Eds.). The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. New York: Wiley.
- Bava, S. (in review). Play-Oriented Pedagogy in Family Therapy Training. [Journal article].
- Bava, S. & McNamee, S. (in press). Imagining Relationally Crafted Justice: A Pluralist Stance. Contemporary Justice Review [Journal].
- Bava, S. (2018). Hyperlinked Identity: A Generative Resource in a Divisive World. In M. McGoldrick & K. Hardy (Eds.), Re-visioning Family Therapy. Third Edition.
- Bava, S. & Greene, M. (2018). The Relational Book for Parenting. NY: ThinkPlayPartners.
- Bava, S. & Arora, K. (2018). An Unknown, Unnamable Journey: Family Therapists in Complex Conversations as Muslim and Sikh Immigrants. In D. Trimble (Ed.), Engaging with Spirituality in Family Therapy, AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy. NY: Springer.
- Bava, S. (2018). Kaethe Wiengarten. In J. L . Lebow, A. L. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer.
- Bava, S. Chaveste, R., & Molina, P. (2018). Collaborative-Dialogic Practices: A Socially Just Orientation. In C. Audet and D. Pare (Eds.), Social Justice and Counseling. NY: Routledge.
- Bava, S. (2017). Creativity in Couple and Family Therapy. In J. L . Lebow, A. L. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer. Available at: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_226-1
- Bava, S (2016). Making of a Spiritual/Religious Hyperlinked Identity. In Duane R. Bidwell (ed.), Spirituality, Social Construction and Relational Processes. Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Taos Institute Publications.
- Co-author, (2015). Exploring how Context Matters in Addressing the Impact of Armed Conflict. In B. Hamber & E. Gallagher (Eds.) Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding. NY: Springer.
- Bava, S. (2014). Performative Practices, Performative Relationships—in and as Emergent Research. In Gail Simon and Alex Chard (eds.). Systemic Inquiry: Innovation in Reflexive Practice Research. UK: Everything is Connected Press.
- Bava, S, Chaveste, R., McDonough, M., & Molina, P. (2013). Is Collaborative Practice Politically and Socially Sensitive? International Journal of Collaborative Practices. Available at: http://collaborative-practices.com/archived/volume-3-archives/faq/
- Bava, S. & Saul, J. (2012). Implementing Collective Approaches in Mass Trauma and Loss in Western Contexts. In M. Gow, and M. J. Celinski. (eds.). Mass Trauma: Impact and Recovery Issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
- Bava, S. & Levin, S. (2012). Collaborative Therapy: Performing Reflective and Dialogic Relationships. In A. Lock and T. Strong (eds.). Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice. Oxford University Press.
- Bava, S., Coffey, E., Weingarten, K., & Becker, C. (2010). Lessons in Collaboration, Four Years Post-Katrina. Family Process, 49(4), 543-558.
- Bava, S. & Levin, S. (2007). Collaborative disaster response: Setting-up mental health services in a Mega-shelter. AFTA Monograph Series: Systemic Responses to Disaster: Stories of the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- Bava, S. (2005). Community resiliency: Behavioral health and wellness process. The Nexus, 1 (8): 1-2.
- Bava, S. (2005). Performance Methodology: Constructing Discourses and Discursive Practices in Family Therapy Research. In D. Sprenkle & F. Piercy (Eds.), Research Methods in Family Therapy (2nd). Guilford Press.
- Bava, S. (Ed.). (2003). The Show Must Go On: Families Growing Through Divorce. Training Guide for Facilitators. (Available from Houston Galveston Institute, 3316 Vernon, Houston, TX 77006).
- Bava, S. (2001). Transforming Performances: An Intern-researcher’s Hypertextual Journey in a Postmodern Community. (http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01062002-234843/). Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg,
- Bava, S., Burchard, C., Ichihashi, K., Irani, A., & Zunker, C. (2002). Conversing and Constructing Spirituality in a Postmodern Training Context. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 13 (3/4).
- Bava, S., Levin, S., & Tinaz, D. (2002). A Polyvocal Response to Trauma in a Postmodern Learning Community. Journal of Systematic Therapies, 21(2): 104-113.
- Bava, S., & Tramonte, L. (2006). After Katrina: Creating and enhancing resiliency. Lakeline (MS Psychology Our Lady of the Lake University Houston Newsletter), Spring.
- Gehart, D.,Tarragona, M., & Bava, S. (2007). A Collaborative Approach to Research and Inquiry. In H. Anderson & D. Gehart (Eds.), Collaborative therapy: Conversations and relationships that make a difference. Brunner-Routledge.
- Levin, S., & Bava, S. (2003). Not Your Usual Conversation About Ethics. CA: Masterwork.
- Saul, J. & Bava, S. (2009) Implementing Collective Approaches to Massive Trauma/Loss in Western Contexts: Implications for Recovery, Peacebuilding and Development. Sponsored by INCORE. Available at http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/pdfs/IDRCsaul.pdf