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Books on this list may be purchased through PTUK either from Amazon or directly from us, as indicated.  You can also purchase any book, CD etc through our Amazon link  (on the right) - this will help us to keep our membership fees down.

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1 Dibs in Search Of Self 2 Windows To Our Children 3 The Healing Path With Children
The first three titles are suggested as essential reading for anyone who wants to learn about play therapy.
4 The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology 5 Play Therapy 6 The Handbook of Play Therapy
7 Child Centred Play Therapy 8 Play Therapy - The Art of the Relationship 9 Play Therapy
10 Counselling Children A Practical Introduction 11 Reconnecting to the Magic of Life 12 The Handbook of Dramatherapy
13 Using Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children 14 Storytelling with Children 15 Inscapes of the Child's World
16 Moon Over Water Meditation Made Clear 17 Attachment and Loss 18 Music Therapy. Intimate Notes
19 Sandplay Therapy with Children and Families 20 Sandplay Studies Origins, Theory and Practice

Dibs in Search Of Self Ballantine Books 0 345 33925 8 Virginia M Axline An easy to read introduction to play therapy by the founder of the non-directive play therapy approach.

Windows To Our Children
The Gestalt Journal Press
0-939266-06-7
Violet Oaklander
Excellent coverage of many of the play therapy 'tools' and a gestalt approach to play therapy.

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
Routledge
0 415 19492 x
Allan Carr
An extremely comprehensive text book at an advanced level.  Required reading for Diploma students.

The Healing Path With Children The Play Therapy Press
1-896702-00-7
Mark A Barnes

A book written from the heart from a very experienced practitioner, the founder of PTI. Essential reading for all play therapy students. (This title is available directly from Play Therapy International - please email: ptiorg@aol.com)

Play Therapy
Ballantine Books
0 345 30335 0
Virginia Axline
A good introductory text book.

Child Centred Play Therapy
Arnold
0 340 65253 5
Janet West
A very readable introductory text book.

The Handbook of Play Therapy
Routledge
0-415-05986-0
Linnet McMahon
A good introductory text book.

Play Therapy The Art of the Relationship
AD - Accelerated Development Inc.
1 55959 017 3
Garry L Landreth
Essential reading for Certificate students by one the world's leading play therapy trainers.

Play Therapy
Bailliere Tindall
0-7020-1487-7
Kendrick, Ryan, Wilson
Basic textbook.

Counselling Children A Practical Introduction
Sage Publications Ltd
0-7619-5552-6
Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard
Basic textbook

Reconnecting to the Magic of Life
Imaginal Press
0-9673280-0-4
Joyce Mills
Essential reading for the Certificate course from the world's leading creator of therapeutic metaphors.

The Handbook of Dramatherapy
Routledge
0415-02922-8
Sue Jennings
Essential reading for the Certificate course from a founder of dramatherapy in the UK.

Using Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children
Winslow Press
86388-274-9
Margot Sunderland
Essential reading for the Certificate course from the UK's leading author of therapeutic stories.

Storytelling with Children
The Hawthorn Press
1-869-890-02-7
Nancy Mellon
Essential reading for the Certificate course and anyone wanting to master the craft of storytelling.

Inscapes of the Child's World
Spring Publications
0-88214-338-7
J Allen
Play therapy students have found this book very enlightening.
Not currently available through Amazon

Moon Over Water Meditation Made Clear With Techniques For Beginners and Initiates
Gateway Books
0-946551.56.1
Jessica Macbeth
Essential introduction for techniques preceding creative visualisation.

Attachment and Loss:
Penguin Books Ltd
0 14 013837 4
John Bowlby
John Bowlby's writings on attachment are fundamental to understanding many of today's children's problems.

Music Therapy. Intimate Notes
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
1-85301-692-1
Mercedes Pavlicevic
Music therapy skills are essential for a Play Therapist. This is a very good introduction.

Sandplay Therapy with Children and Families
Jason Aronson Ltd
0-7657-0161-8
Lois Carey
Sandplay is often the most powerful tool that a non directive Play Therapist is required to use. This book is an excellent introduction.

Sandplay Studies Origins, Theory and Practice
Sigo Press
0-938434-41-1
Katherine Bradway, Karen Signell, Geraldine Spare, Charles Stewart, Clare Thompson, Louis Stewart
Diploma level text on this subject.

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