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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: February 2017. Topics Include:

  • How carers of high functioning autistic children internalize and externalize their experience
  • How Child-Centered Group Play Therapy impacts social-emotional assets of children 
  • How early childhood educators can use dance to facilitate learning in young children
  • Play therapy’s effectiveness with helping children with ADHD
  • The role childhood psychological trauma can play in medically unexplained neurological symptoms
  • How school counselors can use empowerment practices with students on the Autism Spectrum
  • The use of video modeling to teach appropriate play to Korean American Children with Autism
  • How an exposure-based CBT protocol can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for children with pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders
  • How principles of Nonviolent Resistance can empower parents to respond in non-aggressive ways to the violent acting-out behaviors of their child
  • The impact of a mother-infant therapy group on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • What schools and adults need to know about adolescents who engage in self-harming behaviors
  • The responses of victimized schoolchildren to bullies
  • The relationship between self-compassion and non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence
  • How the adaptation of Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) can benefit at-risk children in schools



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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