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Play Therapy™ Magazine
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PlayTherapyTM Magazine is a quarterly full-color publication offering important information about clinical and professional best practices, experiential and research-based play therapy applications, association program news and recognitions and play therapy book reviews.

Produced quarterly each March, June, September, and December.

Articles archived online for two years.


Special Issue: Back to Basics

September 2019, Vol. 14, Issue 3

The Therapeutic Powers of Play: The Heart and Soul of Play Therapy, emphasizes considering therapeutic powers of play before overlaying clinical theory and play therapy approaches into treatment (Peabody & Schaefer).

Neuroscience Helps Play Therapists Go Low So  Children Can Aim High, explains how play therapy facilitates positive neurodevelopment experiences (Gaskill).

Filial Therapy, is a historically significant approach to play therapy. Derived from child-centered play therapy, it was intentionally placed after CCPT in this issue (Scuka & Guerney).

A Senior Therapist’s Observations and Concerns, urges play therapists to (re-)consider their motivations for practice (Gil).

Play Therapy Theories

Alderian Play Therapy (Kottman & Ashby)

Attachment Theory and Theraplay® (Booth & Lindaman)

Child-Centered Play Therapy (Ray & Landreth)

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (Drewes & Cavett)

Ecosystemic Play Therapy (O'Connor & Vega)

Gestalt Play Therapy (Carroll & Orozco)

Jungian Analytical Play Therapy (Paul & Heiko)

Psychoanalytical Play Therapy (Punnett)

Do you have a topic in mind that you would like to see featured in a future issue of Play TherapyTM? Interested in submitting a manuscript? Contact the Editor today!

Clinical Editor
Sarah Stauffer, Ph.D., LP (Switzerland), LPC, NCC, NCSC, RPT-S
Psychologist, Association ESPAS