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Play Therapy Practice
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Introduction to Play Therapy
Dr Mark Barnes is one of the world's leading practitioners
and teachers of play therapy. He co-founded the Canadian Play Therapy
Association in 1985 which lead to the creation of Play Therapy International
and the International Board of Examiners of Certified Play Therapists (IEBCPT)
in 1995/6 and set the first standards for play therapy in 1986.
He is the author of many papers and books including &
The Healing Path With Children (ISBN 1-896702-00-7) an essential text for any
trainee play therapist.
Indications for Referral
Shlomo Ariel PhD is a clinical psychologist and supervisor
of clinical psychology and marital and family therapy in Israel. This short
article is a very useful guide for parents, carers and other lay persons who
may be worried about a child's emotional condition and the desirability of
referral for play therapy.
and Play Therapy
This is the full version of an essay written by Sharlene
Weitzman as an assignment in her Morita Programme studies. An abridged version
was published in the Summer 2003 issue of Play for Life.
It highlights the need to balance the use of technology to
gather quantitative evidence with the need to preserve a humane approach in