Series: Play Therapy Techniques
History of Play Therapy:
The Timeline and Personalities
Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S
This webinar offers 2 APT CEs/NYS ED Self Study Creditss
This webinar will present a timeline of the evolution of play therapy. Highlighting the
personalities which led this incredible approach to therapy for children will take place.
By dividing the webinar into 4 distinctive decades a better appreciation and
understanding of play therapy will emerge.
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Johnson, Jane, “History of Play Therapy” in Handbook of Play Therapy, Wiley, New Jersey, 2015
O’Connor,Kevin, Play Therapy theory and Practice, Wiley, New Jersey, 2009
Schaefer, Charles, Foundations of Play Therapy, Wiley, New Jersey, 2011