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British Association of Play Therapists

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 Full & Student 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

University of Roehampton, London, England

 

Editorial Board

Dr JANET BARR

Formerly of Notre Dame Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

Dr CHRIS DANIEL-McKEIGUE

Liverpool, England

Dr SUE ELMER

Leeds Trinity University, England

TRACIE FAA-THOMPSON

International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy, England

Dr SUE JENNINGS

NDP, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

NORA O’LOUGHLIN

New South Wales, Australia

MAGGIE PALMER

South London & Maudsley Trust, London, England

Dr JUDI PARSON

Deakin University, Australia

Dr SUE PATTISON

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England

MAGGIE ROBSON

University of Keele, England

DR VIRGINIA RYAN

Formerly of University of York, England

Dr KATHRYN SLEET

Play Therapy and Counselling, Wiltshire, England

Dr RISE VAN FLEET

Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Centre, 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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Vol. 8 (Winter 2012)­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Editorial
Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

Exploring the Art of the Relationship: An Interview with Dr Garry Landreth (Natalya Ann Lindo)

“Let’s Start at the Beginning”: In Play Therapy, how can the initial reactions of both the child and therapist in the beginning play session help us further our understanding of the child and of the responsiveness of the therapist?  (Simon Kerr-Edwards)

What Use is Football inside the NDPT playroom? (Hester Smith)

Playful Practice in Qualitative Research: Finding ways to evaluate the impact of services of care leavers with mild to moderate learning disability (Sue Elmer and Nick Frost)

“I’m Not Such a Strange Creature After All” How experienced Play Therapists view their personal therapy: Part of an interpretive phenomenological study (Julie McCann)

 

Review

Perrow, S. (2012). Therapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children. Hawthorn Press

Abstracts
Click here to read abstracts of Volume 8 articles BJPT 2012 abstracts

Vol. 9 (Winter 2013)

Editorial
Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

The Electronic Anger Meter (EAM): A Device for Gauging Child Anger (Donald C Mattson)

Evaluating the impact of Intensive Supervision on Child Centred Play Therapy Training (Kristin K. Meany-Walen, Natalya A. Lindo, Erin Turley, Chiao-Feng Chung, Sinem Akay, Yi Ju Cheng, and Szu Yu Chen)

Should a Child Be Permitted to Use the N” Word as a Slur Directed at the Therapist in Child-Centred Play Therapy? (Robert F Scuka)

 

Review

Guerney, L., & Ryan, V. (2013). Group Filial Therapy: The complete guide to teaching parents to play therapeutically with their children. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Abstracts
Click here to read abstracts of Volume 9 articles BJPT 2013 abstracts

 

Vol. 10 (Winter 2014)

Editorial
Lisa Gordon Clark

Papers

Child Parent Relationship Therapy: A Model for Preadolescents (Kristin K. Meany-Walen, Kara Carnes Holt, Peggy Ceballos & Emily Michero)

Filial Play with Socially Excluded Irish Families: Efficacy and Barriers to Intervention (Cóilín Ó Braonáin & Claire W. Lyons)

The Acceptability of ‘The Chronic Illness Game’ as a Therapeutic Board Game Tool for Use with Children (Marijeta Kurtin, Anna Chur-Hansen & Helen Winefield)

 

Reviews

Green, E.J (2014). The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy John Hopkins University Press

Pattison, S., Robson, M., & Beynon, A. (eds) (2014). The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People. Sage Publishing supported by BACP

Abstracts
Click here to read abstracts of Volume 10 articles BJPT 2014 Abstracts

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* BAPT Members (Full, Student & Retired) receive a free copy of the British Journal of Play Therapy as part of their membership fees

BAPT Associates may purchase the British Journal of Play Therapy at the discounted price of £10

Britain (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Institutions £25 (two copies)
Individual £15

Europe
Institutions £30 (two copies)
Individual £17

North America and International
Institutions £35 (two copies)
Individual £20

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