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Free printable guide to transform candy land into a counseling game. Using games in counseling helps children engage in therapy and communicate feelings in a non threatening format. Play therapy.

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Playdough in Play Therapy

PlayDrMom explains ways to use playdough in Play Therapy. Play dough with children can be extremely effective because children can heal just by creating with their hands. They do not even need to talk or go over their story.

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Help Kids Manage Anger: Free Printable Game

Social/ Emotional. Erikson. This also goes along with Eriksons 8 stages of development. The children learn what emotions are and that it's ok to feel them.

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How I Get Kids to Leave My Office ... a transition activity

One-on-one time with an adult in a room filled with toys and very little restrictions?  What kid would want to leave!! Ending a play therapy session can be a bit tricky at times, but I have found that consistency and ritual can make it much easier. I always give the child a five minute warning before the end […]


Here is a list of therapeutic toys that are commonly used in play therapy. from Van Fleet et. al (2012). Child Centered Play Therapy.

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Self Esteem for Girls

This self respect lesson includes activities and printables. It can be used by teachers or guidance counselors in whole group or small group settings. I use it for a girls' group. It works well with character education programs. Includes 22 page interactive Powerpoint Presentation 22 page printable PDF file of the Presentation 3 Wall Posters Mirror Mirror Activity and Worksheet ME Activity and Worksheet Partner Role Play - Body Language Activity and Worksheet

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The worry monster who eats your troubles away

This is a fun craft activity to do with a anxious or scared child in the hospital. The child life specialist can work on the pet worry monster with the child to place in their room to help cope with hospitalization and promote the child's resiliency.