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Sandtray Therapy: The Mother of all Therapy Techniques - by guest blogger Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT

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Play Therapy Techniques with a (Formerly!) Defiant Child

EVERY kid has hidden potential and capacity to thrive if given tools and opportunity. EVERY child can be encouraged, loved and guided to better self-esteem, self-concept and self-worth. EVERY kid deserves the chance to break out of old patterns of behavior and reinvent him or herself. And EVERY kid wants to be accepted and valued.

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Blending Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Evidence-Based and Other Effective Treatments and Techniques. Treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents.

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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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Essential Play Therapy Techniques: Time-Tested Approaches by Charles E. Schaefer PhD http://www.amazon.com/dp/1462524494/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bIuMwb0KNA7E3

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Calming: Living a RAD Life: M&Ms Feelings Activity. Could also use Skittles as a peanut-free alternative.

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