Play therapy can be used for many different purposes for those with mental illness. Sometimes playing is used to distract a client while difficult questions are asked, or to have them act out a situation using toys. Another use of play therapy is to help those with emotional development issues, by starting with play appropriate to where the client is developmentally, and growing them to maturity by changing the form of play to older ages simultaneously with counseling work that is developmentally focused (i.e. the two therapies work in tandem).
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Albuquerque Play Therapy Solutions
Founded by Carol A. Brennan, PhD to provide an educational resource for both professionals and lay people interested in the concepts and benefits of Play Therapy.
Arizona Association for Play Therapy
The purpose is to provide a forum for the discussion of play therapy. Newsletter, calendar of events, and resources.
The British Association of Play Therapists
BAPT is the professional body that governs play therapy training, practice, research, and membership in Britain.
British Columbia Play Therapy Association
The British Columbia branch of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Contains information about the organization, including membership, upcoming play therapy training events, and links to related sites.
Psychologist-puppeteer who believes that people who play together, grow together. Information on the Children's Radio Network and training programs for parents and professionals.
Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center
Provides information for therapists and parents: workshops, videos, books, manuals, play therapy ideas, therapist supervision, continuing education, certification, and related links. A separate parent's page defines play therapy and gives information on finding a play therapist, how traumatic events impact children, and how to strengthen the family through play.
Hawaii Association for Play Therapy
Information about HAPT, play therapy in Hawaii, professional development for play therapists, and conferences and workshops in Hawaii and abroad.
International Society for Child and Play Therapy
Non-profit organization. Information on resources, training opportunities, accredited professionals, membership, discussion groups, and news related to play therapy.
Nana's Children Mental Health Organization
Provides a results-oriented play therapy program and school-based mental health services for Arizona's homeless children.
Play Therapy Australia
Explanation of play therapy. Offering help for children and families. Training opportunities for professionals.
Sandplay Therapists of America
A resource for child and adult psychotherapists using play therapy, sandplay, art and sandtray therapy. Includes bibliography, Forum for consultation, member list, Journal articles, and symbol papers.
Texas Association for Play Therapy
Texas branch of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Information on goals, publications, newsletters, membership, the Board of Directors, conferences, and calls for new papers.
Information and links on the use of puppets in therapy.
Virginia Association for Play Therapy
Part of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Membership information, association objectives, conferences, newsletters with articles on professional topics, officer backgrounds, a photo album, and play resources.
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