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 2019. Topics Include:
What role does attachment style play in one’s
reaction to trauma and how can attachment style be incorporated into trauma
- Are we overlooking the
role of paternal attachment and its role in childhood anxiety?
- What play intervention is effective in treating food aversion in
infants who have experienced intestinal failure?
- How does focal play therapy impact therapist–parent alliance, parental
stress and parenting response in the treatment of children referred for eating
disturbances and/or evacuation disorders?
- What family-based
interventions are effective for working with children and teens who present
with functional somatic symptoms (FSS)?
- How does social support
influence adolescent girls’ physical activity?
- What are the change mechanisms
for child participants
in therapeutic horse riding?
are parents deciding on the best mental health treatment for their child?
- What is the need for
screening children with pediatric injury to assess risk of posttraumatic stress
can trauma-informed play be integrated into multidisciplinary pediatric
- What are the
similarities and differences in functional and symbolic play between typically
developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- How do difference of
caregiver race or ethnicity influence perceptions of need for psychological
services for adolescents?
- What are the experiences
of play, playfulness and self-efficacy of parents of children with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) during parent-child play encounters?
Elizabeth Burgin, NCC, LPC
University of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX