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Books on this list may be purchased through PTAUS/PTUK either from Amazon or directly from us, as indicated.  You can also purchase any book, CD etc through our Amazon link  (on the right) - this will help us to keep our membership fees down.

In Association with Amazon.co.uk
1 Dibs in Search Of Self 2 Windows To Our Children 3 The Healing Path With Children
The first three titles are suggested as essential reading for anyone who wants to learn about play therapy.
4 The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology 5 Play Therapy 6 The Handbook of Play Therapy
7 Child Centred Play Therapy 8 Play Therapy - The Art of the Relationship 9 Play Therapy
10 Counselling Children A Practical Introduction 11 Reconnecting to the Magic of Life 12 The Handbook of Dramatherapy
13 Using Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children 14 Storytelling with Children 15 Inscapes of the Child's World
16 Moon Over Water Meditation Made Clear 17 Attachment and Loss 18 Music Therapy. Intimate Notes
19 Sandplay Therapy with Children and Families 20 Sandplay Studies Origins, Theory and Practice  

Dibs in Search Of Self

Ballantine Books

0 345 33925 8

Virginia M Axline

 

An easy to read introduction to play therapy by the founder of the non-directive play therapy approach.

 

Windows To Our Children

The Gestalt Journal Press

0-939266-06-7

Violet Oaklander

 

Excellent coverage of many of the play therapy 'tools' and a gestalt approach to play therapy.

 

The Healing Path With Children

The Play Therapy Press

1-896702-00-7

Mark A Barnes

 

A book written from the heart from a very experienced practitioner, the founder of PTI. Essential reading for all play therapy students.

 

 

 

(This title is available directly from Play Therapy International - please email: ptiuk@aol.com)

 

 The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology

Routledge

0 415 19492 x

Allan Carr

 

An extremely comprehensive text book at an advanced level.  Required reading for Diploma students.

Play Therapy

Ballantine Books

0 345 30335 0

Virginia Axline

 

A good introductory text book.

 

The Handbook of Play Therapy

Routledge

0-415-05986-0

Linnet McMahon

 

A good introductory text book.

 

Child Centred Play Therapy

Arnold

0 340 65253 5

Janet West

 

A very readable introductory text book.

 

Play Therapy The Art of the Relationship

AD - Accelerated Development Inc.

1 55959 017 3

Garry L Landreth

 

Essential reading for Certificate students by one the world's leading play therapy trainers.

 

Play Therapy

Bailliere Tindall

0-7020-1487-7

Kendrick, Ryan, Wilson

 

Basic textbook.

 

Counselling Children A Practical Introduction

Sage Publications Ltd

0-7619-5552-6

Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard

 

Basic textbook

 

Reconnecting to the Magic of Life

Imaginal Press

0-9673280-0-4

Joyce Mills

 

Essential reading for the Certificate course from the world's leading creator of therapeutic metaphors.

 

The Handbook of Dramatherapy

Routledge

0415-02922-8

Sue Jennings

 

Essential reading for the Certificate course from a founder of dramatherapy in the UK.

 

 

Using Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children

Winslow Press

86388-274-9

Margot Sunderland

 

Essential reading for the Certificate course from the UK's leading author of therapeutic stories.

 

Storytelling with Children

The Hawthorn Press

1-869-890-02-7

Nancy Mellon

 

Essential reading for the Certificate course and anyone wanting to master the craft of storytelling.

 

Inscapes of the Child's World

Spring Publications

0-88214-338-7

J Allen

 

Play therapy students have found this book very enlightening.

 

 

 

Not currently available through Amazon

Moon Over Water Meditation Made Clear With Techniques For Beginners and Initiates

Gateway Books

0-946551.56.1

Jessica Macbeth

 

Essential introduction for techniques preceding creative visualisation.

 

Attachment and Loss:

Penguin Books Ltd

0 14 013837 4

John Bowlby

 

John Bowlby's writings on attachment are fundamental to understanding many of today's children's problems.

 

Music Therapy. Intimate Notes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd

1-85301-692-1

Mercedes Pavlicevic

 

Music therapy skills are essential for a Play Therapist.  This is a very good introduction.

 

Sandplay Therapy with Children and Families

Jason Aronson Ltd

0-7657-0161-8

Lois Carey

 

Sandplay is often the most powerful tool that a non directive Play Therapist is required to use. This book is an excellent introduction.

Sandplay Studies Origins, Theory and Practice

Sigo Press

0-938434-41-1

Katherine Bradway, Karen Signell, Geraldine Spare, Charles Stewart, Clare Thompson, Louis Stewart

 

Diploma level text on this subject.

 

 

 

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