Our list of some of the best Play Therapy books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Play Therapy: Engaging & Powerful Techniques for the Treatment of Childhood Disorders (2018)
- Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals (2013)
- Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (Creative Arts and Play Therapy) (2016)
- Play Therapy: An Introduction (2005)
- Play Therapy with Traumatized Children (2009)
- 2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children (2018)
- Trauma and Play Therapy: Helping Children Heal (2019)
- Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond (2014)
- Increasing Your Play Therapy Tool Box: A Collection of Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Interventions (2019)
- 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior (2016)
Play Therapy: Engaging & Powerful Techniques for the Treatment of Childhood Disorders (2018)
Discover play therapy works and to use it to treat childhood mental health challenges such as:ADHD – Anxiety – Autism – Disruptive Behavior Disorders – Depression – OCD – PTSD – Trauma – Self-Esteem – Social SkillsPlay Therapy is filled with dozens of power…
Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals (2013)
This indispensable workbook successfully combines the foundational content needed to orient play therapists to the child-centered approach with an engaging series of reflective and experiential activities designed to help develop therapeutic competence.The many activities included here allow readers to engage in an interactive process to learn the philosophy and skills of child-centered play therapy: seeing the…
Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (Creative Arts and Play Therapy) (2016)
This authoritative work brings together leading play therapists to describe state-of-the-art clinical approaches and applications. The book explains major theoretical frameworks and summarizes the contemporary play therapy research base, including compelling findings from neuroscience. Contributors present effective strategies for treating children struggling with such problems as trauma, maltreatment, attachment difficulties, bullying, rage, grief, and autism spectrum disorder.
Play Therapy: An Introduction (2005)
This first edition book provides a comparison of play therapy theories in the areas of basic tenets, toy selection, role of the therapist, process of therapy, setting of limits, parent involvement, and assessment. Unique chapters on ethics, law, culture, diagnosis and assessment make this title a complete text for the basic course in play therapy and as a foundation for advanced play technique courses.
Play Therapy with Traumatized Children (2009)
Some of the most rewarding work a therapist can do is help a child recover from a traumatic event. But where to begin?
2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children (2018)
Boost the power of mindfulness by making it fun and entertaining for kids!Learning verbal mindfulness strategies can be difficult for children and adolescents, let alone when kids have autism, anxiety, ADHD or other emotional regulation issues.
Trauma and Play Therapy: Helping Children Heal (2019)
Trauma and Play Therapy synthesizes new developments in the study of children’s trauma recovery to assist clinicians in combining play therapy with other powerful ways of addressing the needs of hurt children.
Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond (2014)
Increasing Your Play Therapy Tool Box: A Collection of Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Interventions (2019)
Bringing together four powerhouse creatives, this resource presents a collection of 46 play therapy and expressive arts interventions that deliver effective experiential healing results in the playroom or therapy setting. This impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners will provide interventions to target the initial engagement, working phases, and termination.
70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior (2016)
Packed with worksheets, handouts, and guided scripts with step-by-step directions, this definitive resource will put you to the top of your play game. With over 70 activities designed to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior, your tool kit will be full and your creative brain will be inspired to craft your own meaningful exercises.
Best Play Therapy Books Worth Your Attention
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The Guide to Play Therapy Documentation and Parent Consultation
Author(s): Linda E. Homeyer, Mary Morrison Bennett
ID: 3599213, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Relationships with Children
Author(s): Nancy H. Cochran, William J. Nordling, Jeff L. Cochran
ID: 3352467, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Unravelling Trauma and Weaving Resilience with Systemic and Narrative Therapy: Playful Collaborations with Children, Families and Networks
Author(s): Sabine Vermeire
ID: 3423306, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 39 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.