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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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School Safety Summit April 20, 2018

April 17, 2018

School Safety Summit scheduled for April 20, 2018 Parents, educators, and mental health professionals are encouraged to join the free School Safety Summit this upcoming Friday, April 20, 2018. Mental…

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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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