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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: May 2018. Topics Include:

  • What is the mental health status of the parents of court-involved adolescents?

  • How might school-based mental health providers best support preschool-age children (ages 3-5) who have experienced the death of a family member?

  • How might the One Session Treatment for specific phobias be modified for use with young children?

  • What are children’s concepts of childhood and adolescent depression?

  • What are the concerns and needs of widowed fathers raising children?

  • What is equine facilitated therapy and its development?

  • What are the predictors of child mental health conditions?

  • Does filial therapy help adoptive families?

  • What are some experiences of play therapists working with children diagnosed with Autism?

  • How might child, individual, and family clinicians work more effectively with step-families?

  • Does aggressive play predict future rule breaking behavior?

  • What makes parent consultations effective?

  • In what ways do play therapists benefit from peer feedback in a play therapy course?

  • How might therapists integrate play therapy and family therapy to address the needs of children diagnosed with ADHD and/or ODD, and who are coping with other chronic stressors?

  • How have courtroom practices changed as it relates to questioning children in child abuse cases?


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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