I have gone through the depths of the Interwebs searching for play therapy techniques and interventions that stand the test of time, and this one keeps on showing up! I have seen many variations of…

4 Games in 1: The Power of Jenga!

I love therapeutic Jenga! It can be a great way to build rapport with a patient and can give you an idea of how or what they may be feeling!

lots of play therapy ideas... fishing for feelings, two sided puppet, Animal Projection Technique, Turn a Photo Album Into a Feelings Book, make your own stress balls

This is our play therapist from school! lots of play therapy ideas. fishing for feelings, two sided puppet, Animal Projection Technique, Turn a Photo Album Into a Feelings Book, make your own stress balls

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.

Play Therapy Techniques with a (Formerly!) Defiant Child

FREE Play therapy activity book Here is a link to a great 120 page play therapy activity book compiled by Liana Lowenstein.  My mentor also contributed :)

Psychotherapy FREE Play therapy activity book Here is a link to a great 120 page play therapy activity book compiled by Liana Lowenstein. & mentor also contributed :)

40+ things to put in a calm down bin or calm down box for kids with free printable list from And Next Comes L

40+ Things to Put in a Calm Down Kit for Kids {Free Printable}

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.

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. Maybe incorporate skittles

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

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.

I just went to a training with Paul White and he talked about playdough in therapy.  it was amazing.  this is a good add on.

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.

Helping understand and identify triggers is crucial in working with children, especially children who have experienced trauma.  Triggers can be anything that elicits an emotional or behavioral…

Triggers

Helping understand and identify triggers is crucial in working with children, especially children who have experienced trauma. Triggers can be anything that elicits an emotional or behavioral… therapeutic play

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

School counseling I have goneHow to make story stonesCounseling Here is a list of therapeutic toys that are commonly used in play therapy. from Van Fleet et. al Child Centered Play Therapy.

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