BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLAY THERAPY

The British Journal of Play Therapy is published annually by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT), and is available free to all BAPT members, and is purchased by libraries, organisations and individual subscribers worldwide.

The journal encourages contributions from a variety of research traditions. The British Journal of Play Therapy is pluralist in orientation, recognising the value of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method strategies of inquiry.

Play Therapy is an activity which constitutes a specialist domain of practice, and also functions as an adjunct to other occupational roles (for example in health, social services and education). The British Journal of Play Therapy carries papers that are of interest not only to members of BAPT, but also to members of other occupational groups using therapeutic play skills. The journal seeks to be relevant both to a core disciplinary constituency and also a broader interdisciplinary readership.

Editor

Lisa Gordon Clark

Editorial Board

DOROTHY BROWNLIE
Notre Dame Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

ALISON GREEN
Formerly of University of Roehampton, London, England

CHRIS DANIEL-McKEIGUE
Liverpool, England

Dr KATHRYN HUNT
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Dr SUE JENNINGS
Glastonbury, England

Dr LINNET McMAHON
The Planned Environment Therapy Trust, England

NORA O'LOUGHLIN
New South Wales, Australia

Dr SUE PATTISON
Newcastle University, England

Dr MAGGIE ROBSON
University of Keele, England

Dr VIRGINIA RYAN
University of York, England

Dr RISE VanFLEET
Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center, Boiling Springs, PA, USA

Issue 1, Vol. 1 (May 2004)

Editorial

Robert Dighton

Papers

  • Storytelling and its application in non directive play therapy (D. Hutton)

  • Play Therapy with Looked After Children: An Attachment Perspective (K. Robson and A. Tooby)

  • Play Therapists and the Children's Rights Movement (J. Carroll)

  • 'My new mum'. How drawing can help children rework their internal models of attachment relationships in non-directive play therapy (V. Ryan)

  • Transforming Therapy into Research. Is it possible to conduct research that investigates the process of play therapy without affecting the delicate balance of the relationship between the child and therapist, which is central to the therapy? (C. Daniel-McKeigue)

  • Non-Directive Play Therapy: Should we and can we attempt to measure its effectiveness? (A. S. Naylor)

Issue 2, Vol. 1 (April 2005)

Editorial

Editor

Papers

  • Taboos in Child & Family Psychiatry. Taboos, secrets and shame. (Dr Ann Cattanach, Hitesh Raval)

  • The contribution made by Play Therapy to a child suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Mary Carden)

Issue 3, Vol. 1 (Autumn 2005)

Editorial

Anne Barnes

Papers

  • Psychological Treatment Within Relationship: Attachment and Intersubjectivity (Dan Hughes)

  • Filial Therapy, parental separation, and school refusal: a case study using an attachment perspective (Nina Rye)

  • Narrative Play Therapy: A Collaborative Approach (Ann Cattanach)

  • Attachment Theory and Play Therapy: Linking Theory with Practice (Brenda Meldrum)

Vol. 2 (December 2006)

Editorial

Anne Barnes

Papers

  • The use of sandplay with children (Diana Jansen)

  • Theraplay ®: An Introduction (David L Myrow)

  • Playing in the field of research: Creating a bespoke methodology to investigate play therapy practice (Chris Daniel-McKeigue)

  • Child Survivor of the tsunami : A Case Study (Leong Min See)

  • The ethics of researching children in non-directive play therapy (Angie Naylor)

  • The five story self structure: a new therapeutic method on the Communicube (John Casson)

Book Reviews

  • Wilson, K & Ryan, V. Play Therapy: A Non-directive Approach for Children and Adolescents (2nd ed.)

  • Meares, R. The Metaphor of Play: Origin and Breakdown of Personal Being

Abstracts

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Vol. 3 (December 2007)

Editorial

Janet Barr

Papers

  • Look up in the sky! Using superheroes in Play Therapy (Harry Livesay & Lawrence Rubin)

  • Play Therapists' perspective of change in play therapy: Five poetic portraits (Chris Daniel-McKeigue)

  • The Play Therapist as a Mirror (Dianne Gammage)

  • Filial Therapy (Nina Rye & Jessica Jaeger)

  • Integrative work with children in long-term placements (Anne Barnes)

  • Is there a rationale, in terms of current knowledge and research, for the use of Non-Directive Play Therapy with non-verbal autistic children? (Fatima Godinho)

Book Review

  • Rubin, L.C., (Ed)(2007). Using Superheroes in Counselling & Play Therapy. New York: Springer

Abstracts

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Vol. 4 (December 2008)

Editorial

Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

  • Developmental science looks at play therapy (Dr Jim Geidner)

  • The therapeutic needs of children with autism: A framework for partners in non-directive play (Stuart Daniel)

  • "I evolved too early": Using non-directive play therapy with William - an autistic boy with attachment insecurity (Stuart Daniel)

  • Working wih Asian families in Theraplay: Understanding cultural differences (Athena A. Drewes)

  • Sibling therapeutic play: A creative approach to working with families (Della Austin)

  • How many triangles have you noticed in your play room? (Alison Woolf)

Book Reviews

  • Hawkins, P., and Shohet, R. (2006). Supervision in the helping professions. (3rd ed.), Berkshire: Open University Press.

  • Perry, B.D., & Szalavitz, M. (2008). The boy who was raised as a dog and other stories from a child psychiatrist’s notebook: What traumatised children can teach us about loss, love, and healing. Basic Books: New York

Abstracts

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Vol. 5 (December 2009)

Editorial

Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

  • Providing Therapeutic Play for the Whole School: An Undertaking of EPIC Proportions (Alison Woolf)

  • A System to Analyse a Child's Resilience from their Individual Play Therapy (Debra May)

  • Theories of Play and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: How can theories of play help our understanding of play in children with autistic spectrum disorder? (Sonia Mastrangelo)

  • Understanding Lisa: A Play Therapy Intervention with a child diagnosed on the autistic spectrum who presented with self-harming behaviours (Mary Carden)

Reviews

  • Crittenden, P.M. (2008) Raising Parents - Attachment, Parenting and Child Safety. Cullumpton: Willan Publishing

  • BAPT (2009) Play Therapy in Action: An Introduction to the Core Skills of a Play Therapist (DVD)

Abstracts

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Vol. 6 (Winter 2010)

Editorial

Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

  • The Case for Using Animal Assisted Play Therapy (Rise Van Fleet & Tracie Faa-Thompson)

  • Childcare Practitioners' Knowledge and Perceptions of Play Therapy (Gemma Clack, Kevin Crowley, Lisa Waycott, Jane Prince and Nicola Birdsey)

  • Neuro-Dramatic-Play and Attachment (Sue Jennings)

Reviews

  • Cochran, N.H., Nordling, W.J., & Cochran, J.L. (2010). Child-Centred Play Therapy - A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children. John Wiley & Sons

  • Van Fleet, R., Sywulak, A.E. & Sniscak, C.C. (2010). Child-Centred Play Therapy. The Guildford Press

Abstracts

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Vol. 7 (Winter 2011)

Editorial

Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

  • Children's Participation in the Therapy Process: A Child's Perspective (Jessica Jaeger)

  • Brief Play Therapy Training across Kenya for Professional Counsellors (Kathryn Hunt)

  • Domestic Abuse: Collateral Damage - Collateral Treatment (Linda St Louis)

  • The Use of Aggressive-Release Toys in Non-Directive Play Therapy: Is there any Impact on Children's Aggressive Behaviour? (Anastasia Petrakopoulou)

  • Pivotal Moments of Change in Expressive Therapy with Children (Steve Harvey)

Reviews

  • Taylor De Faoite, A. (Ed) (2011). Narrative Play Therapy: Theory and Practice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Abstracts

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(updated March 2012)