Year: 1999 Source: New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 1999. p.29-46 SIEC No: 20010915

This chapter offers a definition of play therapy & discusses the purposes of this form of therapy. Play therapy in crisis situations is discussed. The range of play therapy methods, including art techniques, doll play, puppet play, storytelling, & board games, is reviewed. The role of the play therapist is described. Other topics briefly discussed include training in child therapy, group & family play therapy, parent counselling, & the versatile application of play therapy. (62 refs.)