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from Lavelda Naylor

Sand Tray Therapy Techniques

Recently I was perusing the web for different sand tray techniques and decided to share the approaches I catalogued from other websites. Some of these I have tried, some I have not. If you h…

from The Kid Counselor™

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.


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.

from Play Dr Mom

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.


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 a free app that creates a personalised book about a child in play therapy - helpful to help children understand play therapy etc.