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Teaching “special playtime” in the community

The following article was published in the March 2012 issue of the British journal “Counselling Children and Young People” under the title “PCIT at large”. Many thanks to the editor Eleanor Patrick. Narelle Smith describes her dilemma around introducing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to a group of parents in a somewhat raw ‘no frills’ fashion, instead of […]

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Play therapy

Author: Narelle Smith, 2009 Introduction Play therapy has been practiced in one form or another since the early 1900’s. Whilst children are regarded as the experts of play, play therapy practice has been the domain of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. However, children in early childhood settings, schools, and homes, spend much of their day […]

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