The Effectiveness of Play Therapy

children play therapy

Just read an interesting research study on play therapy titled “THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY ON THE CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS OF EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS” by Corine Wixson which was published in 2016.  The study examined the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) on the challenging behaviors of three kindergarten students. Why this type of…

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Play Therapy Convention

convention center

I thought this week I would write a blog about the upcoming training that many at the Center will be participating in. The Association for Play Therapy is having its International Conference in Phoenix this year during the first week of October. We are excited to have this training with renowned authorities in our city.…

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Healthy Play for Children

healthy play

Every child expert I read believes that healthy play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of young people. The only problem with this is that in todays world time for free play has been markedly reduced for some children. There are many reasons for this including…

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How Play helps Mental Health

children at play

Health may be one of those things like art that we recognize when we see it.  Imagine a child, unselfconsciously and joyfully at play with peers on a playground, a youth with bright eyes and glowing complexion, or a couple walking hand in hand.  In contrast, when our health is suddenly compromised in some big…

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