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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.


Using Stories and Metaphors in Play Therapy

March 2020, Vol. 15, Issue 1


Culture, Metaphors, and Play Therapy: Rainbows of Resilience in Life's Storms, describes how cultural metaphors may lay the groundwork for building resilience (Mills).

A Tribute to My Trusted Puppet Assistants, illustrates how group puppets can help play therapists deepen metaphorical work in nonthreatening ways (Levin Fox).

It's Magic! Using Magic as Metaphor in Play Therapy, discusses that when embedded within play therapy theory, magic may provide bases for trust and moving past resistance (Napoletano).

Integrating Play Therapy and Bibliotherapy: Helping Children Find Their Own Words, informs on how combining play therapy and bibliothrapy can bring powerful metaphors to life (Budash & Fiore).


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