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Archive for January 2013

Types of Play Therapy

By Holly Willard Why Use Play? Most parents have had the experience of hearing their words (good or bad) reflected in their child’s play.  Here’s why: Play is the primary…

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Play Therapy for Teens

By Holly Willard Teens benefit from play therapy because it allows them to deal with issues in a less threatening way. Typical “talk therapy,” can be boring or too intrusive…

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Play Therapy Promotes Self Worth

By Marilee Woolstenhulme For children who come for play therapy, very often they have found themselves vulnerable to forces outside their control that made them feel small or helpless. When…

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Play Therapy Professionals

By Sharlene Christensen The practice of play therapy is a treatment approach that may be used by various mental health professionals such as School Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed…

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How, Why and What?

What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. The curative powers inherent in play…

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Why Play Therapy Works

By Marilee Woolstenhulme, CSW Play Therapy works because all forms of play therapy, whether directive or non-directive, honor the child’s capacity for self-actualization, which empowers a child and produces self-confidence.…

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Who Can Benefit From Play Therapy?

By Annabella Hagen When parents decide to have their children participate in play therapy, the whole family benefits as parents are taught skills that can be used with the other…

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Why Play Therapy Works

By Annabella Hagen Before I met Johnny for the first time, I met with his parents.  Johnny was three months short of being ten-years-old.  He was adopted when he was…

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