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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: February 2019. Topics Include:

  • What is the Teddy Bear Therapy Training Program?

  • What can we learn from a child’s exposure to intimate partner violence?
  • How does a systematic review of psychological interventions with adoptive parents inform treatment planning for adoptees?
  • How is School-Based Filial Therapy being utilized in New South Wales, Australia? 
  • How can Adlerian play therapy be used in various settings? 
  • What is Reflective Family Play and what is its therapeutic impact?
  • How do child custody disputes effect the work of child protective service workers and how do we improve education and training to improve effects?
  • What are the needs of the family when they care for and are also victimized by their mentally ill child?
  • What is the effect of child-centered play therapy on aggression, empathy, and self-regulation?
  • What are the contributors and effects of role-confusion in a mother-child relationship with a five-year-old child?  


Clinical Editor

Elizabeth Burgin, NCC, LPC
University of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX