JenniferTaylor, LCSW, RPT has put together this fantastic A-Z list of resources for people starting out in Play Therapy. The resources provided cover every base–from organizational information to intervention ideas to where to buy the toys to build your play room (childtherapytoys.com, of course!).
Where Can I Find Resources?
Students and professionals that are new to play therapy often ask me for resources about training, interventions, videos, or websites that I use to work with kids. This list gives beginning play therapists a brief introduction to tools and resources that will help build your play therapy toolkit. These are all resources that I actually use! Many great professionals might be left out…I am still learning myself. Hope you find it helpful!
A: The Association for Play Therapy (www.a4pt.org)
Go here for information about joining APT or finding approved training. Quarterly magazine and journal included in the membership & well worth the cost!!!
B: Bruce Perry (www.childtrauma.org)
The author of a great book,”The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.” Also great training about trauma and the brain.
C: Child Therapy Toys (www.childtherapytoys.com)
This is a great website for building your playroom or portable play kits. Also, they have great workbooks, videos, and other reading materials.
D: DC 0-3R (www.zerotothree.org)
For infant mental health and diagnosis of younger children. This manual is a great resource. The website is a great resource for child development and parenting tips.
That’s just the first four letters! Download the full pdf here: