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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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Get ready for JP’s Jungian Play Therapy Conference in September!

March 29, 2017

 Do you know these Jungian terms? Active imagination. Method of assimilation of unconscious contents through their experimentation as fantasies in the wakeful state. Amplification. Method of association in the interpretation of dreams…

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Local APT Approved Trainings

March 1, 2017

Center for Sandplay and Expressive Therapy Where the Unimaginable becomes Imaginable Expressive play therapy utilizes a variety of modalities such as sandplay, art, movement, clay, music, drama, and more. Clients…

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Play Therapy for Non-Verbal Children: A Parent’s Perspective

October 14, 2016

By Alison Mackey, PhD I recently attended Dr. Garry Landreth’s two-day seminar on play therapy hosted by the UAPT. I came to the conference, not as a professional but as…

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