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Lying in Play Therapy

Lying in Play Therapy While lying often gets a bad rap, everybody lies (yep, even you!). In fact, it has less to do with manipulation and more to do with protection of [...]

2020-05-01T15:30:48+00:00February 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy Cooperative Games are growing in popularity, likely because of their ability to cultivate teamwork and appreciation of one another. In the playroom, they're used effectively with siblings [...]

2020-05-05T11:26:00+00:00February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Supporting Adoptive and Foster Parents in Play Therapy

Supporting Adoptive and Foster Parents in Play Therapy Working with adoptive and foster parents is a rewarding experience, but the lack of education that runs rampant poses a challenge. As therapists, one [...]

2020-05-05T11:28:59+00:00January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Presence in Play Therapy

Presence in Play Therapy Much to Barbie's chagrin, you're the most important toy in the playroom. Still, showing up for a session isn't enough: you must be fully present too. But in [...]

2020-05-05T20:19:08+00:00January 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Spirituality in the Playroom

Spirituality in the Playroom Spirituality in the playroom not only means working with clients and families who may hold different belief systems, but it also means finding your own. For some, this [...]

2020-05-05T20:20:32+00:00December 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Food for Thought (Literally!): Nutrition in the Playroom

Food for Thought (Literally!): Nutrition in the Playroom The connection between gut and brain is becoming more widely studied and gaining in increased importance. For children who struggle, this brings up the [...]

2020-05-01T15:27:17+00:00December 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Perfectionism in the Playroom

Perfectionism in the Playroom Perfectionism in the playroom shows up in a variety of ways. But beneath the need to be perfect sits a child's uncertainty about themselves. The key to regulating [...]

2020-05-01T15:25:18+00:00November 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Sensory Processing Disorder in the Playroom

Sensory Processing Disorder in the Playroom Sensory Processing Disorder is a misunderstood challenge that can show up in the playroom in a variety of ways. Often, recognizing the issue is the first [...]

2020-05-01T15:24:20+00:00November 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Hygiene Issues in Play Therapy

Hygiene Issues in Play Therapy Little kids aren't known for hygiene and inside the playroom is no different. However, a noticeable lack of hygiene may be the sign of something bigger. A [...]

2020-05-01T15:23:20+00:00October 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Big Emotions in Little Bodies: What to Do When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

Big Emotions in Little Bodies: What to Do When Your Child Throws a Tantrum We’ve all been there – face to face with a child in the middle of a tantrum. Crying, [...]

2020-05-01T15:21:10+00:00September 25th, 2019|0 Comments
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