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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 2018. Topics Include:

  • What are the outcomes and rates of participation of military families in the US Army Family Advocacy Program?

  • How does a play-based intervention that includes parents and playmates affect long-term social skills of children with ADHD? 

  • Can expressive arts therapy work with children who are experiencing a medical epidemic? 

  • What common features do children suffering from grief and loss have?
  • How might infant mental health services be expanded through the integration of relational play therapy? 
  • What is the comparative benefit of play therapy treatment for children and adolescents? 
  •  What were the outcomes of a case study that integrated play therapy into couple’s counseling?
  • How to help parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder become more aware of their unmet needs?
  •  How do the parental beliefs about play interact with the responsive parenting skills of mothers in low-income families with young children enrolled in Early Head Start?
  • In what ways do play therapists benefit from a familiarity of psychiatric medications?
  • What does the use of shared discussion in social media by parents participating in a community play group indicate about their understanding of the play of their children?
  • How might empirical study of the contextual nature of young children’s play within homeless shelters assist with improving the outcomes of families and children experiencing homelessness?
  • In what ways can reality therapy be useful to play therapists?
  • What is the longitudinal impact of PTSD re-experiencing symptoms in children and adolescents following a residential fire?
  • How does the non-deployed military parent’s mental health status impact adolescent behavior and perceptions of the non-deployed parent?
  • What role does play have in helping immigrant children navigate school and home life?

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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