So You Want to Be A Play Therapist?

Let’s welcome my next guest blogger is Kamini Verma as she dives into becoming play therapist!  Common Hurdles In Becoming A Registered Play Therapist When I decided I

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What are the "Must Have" Toys for a New Play Therapist?

Questions about “must have” toys get asked so many times by clinicians new to the field of play therapy.  And, the answers can vary widely.  I’ve given parents

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Is Therapy Actually Working? Tracking Progress With Three Simple Questions

Tracking progress in therapy can seem to be a difficult task. Children who are brought to therapy for some sort of behavior problem (like not following directions, hitting

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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

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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

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I’m Bored: How To Respond When Your Child Can’t Entertain Himself

What can you do when your child complains of being bored? Well, it’s January-we are all bored! It’s cold and rainy here this week and the opportunities for

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