Play Therapy - Bibliotherapy in Play Therapy and Ethical Play Therapy

The first half of the class will focus on the use of children’s books as an adjunct to Play Therapy.  There will be opportunities for participants to read short books that they select from those provided and share with their peers how these might be applied in Play Therapy.

 The importance of maintaining a high ethical standard will be discussed as it relates to Play Therapy

 Homework assignment on Play Therapy by Virginia Axline will be reviewed and discussed.

 The class will conclude with a Play Therapy demonstration, followed by an opportunity for participants to practice Play Therapy skills that they have learned thus far.  This will be accomplished through small group role plays of the Play Therapist and child.  The instructor will give feedback.


At the conclusion of this class participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. The inclusion of Bibliotherapy in the Play Therapy process as demonstrated through large group discussion
  2. Ethical standards that are essential in Play Therapy as demonstrated through large group discussion
  3. Personal growth in Play Therapy skills as observed by the instructor


Assignment:  1st Home Video Session – Videotape a session of you using Play Therapy skills with a child.  This may be the child of a friend, your own child, a client etc.  Be sure to obtain parental consent for videotaping and sharing the videotape with the class.  Summarize the experience in up to 2 pages paying particular attention to difficulties, experiences, and things that felt very uncomfortable.  Bring the video to be shared with the class, cued to the portion you wish to share.  The reaction paper is due June 1st  email to Pam at  and videos will be viewed on June 8th.


Optional Assignment:  Read Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship by Gary Landreth.   Write a two-page reflection paper giving a brief description/summary of each chapter.  Include how this information may be used in your work setting. Email a copy to Cindy Hammonds at by May 18th

Speaker Cindy Hammonds, MA, LPC-S & Pam Schubert, MA, LPC-S


Fri, May 4, 2018
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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DePelchin Children's Center (Main Campus) 4950 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77007