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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.


Issue: December 2018, Vol. 13, Issue 4

Bringing Play to the Patient: Bedside Sessions in a Hospital Setting, addresses the challenges of working in a n inpatient setting and patient-specific considerations for providing integrated care (Loftin).

Integrative Play Therapy for Children with Chronic medical Conditions, illustrates integrated nondirective and directive play therapy approaches to help a 7-year-old girl find her musical groove (Napoletano).

Group  Play Therapy in an Outpatient Psychiatric Hospital Setting,  uses a play therapy group model in outpatient setting to help children self-regulate and develop social and resiliency skills (Trick).

The 10 Basic Principles of Prescriptive Play Therapy, offers a guide to important principles to remember when practicing prescriptive play therapy (Schaefer).

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