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Types of Play Therapy

By admin | January 24, 2013

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 admin | January 24, 2013

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 admin | January 24, 2013

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 admin | January 11, 2013

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?

By admin | January 10, 2013

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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Uplift Families – Recognizing Anxiety and Depression in Children with Collette Dawson-Loveless

April 24, 2018

(KUTV) Salt Lake City – Today on Fresh Living, Collette Dawson-Loveless, of Uplift Families, joined Kari & Brooke today on Fresh Living to talk about Anxiety and Depression in children,…

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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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Confessions of a Play Therapist Who Had Forgotten — A Conference Review

October 14, 2016

By Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S I knew Garry Landreth was an amazing child psychologist. I had heard his workshops at the International APT conferences several times and was also at…

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