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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: June 2019, Vol. 14, Issue 2

Creating a Sense of Safety in the Playroom: Play Therapy After Trauma,  illustrates the author's use of Adlerian play therapy to help a child create safety and move toward healing after witnessing domestic violence (Kalb-Weldy).

Play Therapy and EMDR, explores how play therapists trained and supervised in EMDR therapy can combine the approaches to decrease children’s posttraumatic stress symptoms. (Trick).

Integrating Directive and Posttraumatic Play Therapy to Address Childhood Trauma, further delineates dynamic and toxic posttraumatic play and how play therapists can help through an integrative approach (Kenney-Noziska).

Too Tired to Play? poses helpful questions so play therapists can evaluate and adjust their self-care practices. (Shelby).

Self-Care: A Trauma Therapist’s Best Friend, discusses how practicing gentle self-care will help play therapists defeat the dark side of trauma work (Goffena).

When Caring Costs Too Much: Compassion Fatigue and Play Therapy, provides helpful tips for preventing compassion fatigue (Thompson & Taylor).

Play Heals Us, Too! discusses how play therapist wellness begins with applying practical, playful, and committed self-care strategies (Turner).

Self-Care in the Sand, discusses how play therapists can benefit from sandtray to combat their own vicarious trauma reactions (Rae).

Not Taking the Trauma Home: Holding the Holder at the Organizational Level, discusses how vicarious trauma can be treated systemically by “taking care of us” (Goodyear-Brown & Stauffer).

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