Play Therapy Organizations & Play Therapy Trends

Play Therapy Organizations:

American Play Therapy Association (APT) United States and Worldwide Play Therapy Organization

Canadian Play Therapy Institute Play Therapy Organization

United Kingdom Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies (PTUK) Play Therapy Organization

British Association of Play Therapist (BAPT) Play Therapy Organization: For over 19 years this association has pushed the play therapy model and is number one in the training courses in the United Kingdom.

Play Therapy International Play Therapy Organization

Georgia Play Therapy Institute Play Therapy Organization

Research in Play Therapy from Play Therapy Organizations: Long range studies have been researched since 1942 to present day to show the positive effects of play therapy for children with mental issues and disorders such as depression, disruptive behaviors, A.D.H.D., Conduct Disorder, Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Bullying, and many more.

The studies conclude that play therapy is an effective intervention for many childhood mental issues and disorders.

Play Therapy Trends Play Therapists Need to Know:

Play Therapy Trends:

Adult Play Therapy

Sand Tray Therapy

Doll House Play Therapy

Creative Play Therapy

Creative Arts Play Therapy 

School Play Counseling (Modified Play Therapy)

Hospital Play Therapy for children in hospitals.

Group Play Therapy

Nature Inspired Play Therapy

Dance and Drama Play Therapy 

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*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed  mental health professional immediately.

"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.

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