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Mining for Play Therapy Intelligence

  An electronic publication to alert play therapists about current or emerging mental
  health trends, cutting-edge best practices, and other wisdom. Recent multi-
  disciplinary publications (intelligence) are scanned (mined) and citations reported
  to assist those who teach, practice, and supervise play therapy.

  Produced quarterly each February, May, August, and November. 



Issue: May 2017. Topics Include:

  • How training mothers in play therapy can help their autistic children
  • How sandplay therapy can be utilized in treating adult survivors of childhood abuse
  • Self-reassurance as a protective factor among bullied adolescents who experience disordered eating or body shame
  • How training students in play therapy can aid their level of comfort and ability in providing play therapy techniques
  • The impact of incorporating expressive and creative arts in social work education
  • Two play therapy interventions and their effectiveness in treating severe nighttime fears and sleep related problems in preschoolers
  • How play therapists provide culturally responsive services to Somali refugees
  • How children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) play differently compared to those without autism in social play settings versus motor behavior based play settings
  • How play therapy can help adults who were traumatized as children
  • How children respond differently than adolescents when exposed to various types of family violence
  • How play therapists can utilize Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) with children with behavioral issues
  • The neural evidence for school-aged children with a growth mindset
  • How using play therapy with pre-school children can aid nurses in providing care
  • How counselors can view play therapy with teenagers in schools
  • How a popular television program can help child therapists who are working with children of incarcerated parents
  • How play therapy can help children who are experiencing behavioral issues in schools
  • The relationship between growth mindsets to psychological well-being and school engagement


Clinical Editor

Ryan Holliman, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Sciences

Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX

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