The "State of the
Art" of Play Therapy in 2001
- There are a wide range of techniques,
not all well specified,
- Tied to numerous theories and often to
only to ideas (= not well linked to theory).
- Limited training opportunities, and
- Limited supervision and consultation
- Some research supports effectiveness,
but not tied to specific symptoms.
- Many "educational" products
and approaches run the risk of being coercive or unempathic,
- A problem magnified by the results focus
of managed care and public programs.
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