Category Archives for Play Therapy Interventions

You Are AMAZING

That is the name of Holly Willard’s coloring book and the subject of her course Sexual Abuse Treatment Methods Using Play Therapy from the 2017 Play Therapy Summit. Holly takes this topic very seriously

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Integrative Attachment Informed Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (IAI-CBPT)

Integrative Attachment Informed Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (IAI-CBPT) was a topic in the 2017 Play Therapy Summit presented by Dr. Angela Cavett.  Dr. Cavett created this model out of her love

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The Culture of Childhood

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say how thankful I am for everyone that participated in the 2017 Play Therapy Summit. I have now moved to Hawaii and since it might be cold where most of you are,

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Why I Am Obsessed With Cooperative Board Games

Cooperative board games are one of the tools that I have invested in at my office this year for the first time.  Honestly,  I think I have become a little obsessed with them. I know a lot of people are

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Should Your Playroom Include Aggressive Toys Like Play Guns?

Play therapists widely regard the use of aggressive toys, including toys guns, as an essential element to the playroom. However, many parents are hesitant to allow their children to play with toy guns.

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My Favorite Play Therapy Tools: Books and Games To Add To Your Playroom

People are always asking me for play therapy tools and resources. Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting a continuing education topic on play therapy and trauma to a group of school counselors. As

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What To Say (and what NOT to say) About Your Child’s Artwork

Does your child enjoy making artwork? Beginning as early as age one or two, most children enjoy scribbling with crayons. While most parents fear the mess, children really love using brushes and paint.

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Play Therapy Termination Activity: The Chain of Intentions

Termination of play therapy services can be difficult for the counselor and the child. The relationship formed during the months of therapy is one of the most important aspects of the process. Termination

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How To Keep Teens Off Their Phone During Holiday Breaks

Does anyone is your family have nomophobia? What the heck is that, you ask? Nomophobia is a term coined to describe the anxiety that people feel when they do not have access to a mobile phone. It is closely

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Should Your Play Therapy Room Have A Treasure Box?

A treasure box is a container that has items that a child can choose at the end of the therapy session. The pediatrician usually has one. Ours has lollipops and one doctor gives out stickers. Typically,

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