Play Therapy

Play Therapy

By Virginia M. Axline

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345303356, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 1981


"The most brilliant and intuitive, as well as the clearest written, work in this field. It is unpretentious yet clearly the most authoritative work that has been published."
Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
Here is an intensely practical book that gives specific illustrations of how therapy can be implemented in play contacts, and tells how the toys of the playroom can be vivid performers and aids in growth. As she did with DIBS IN SEARCH OF SELF, Dr. Axline has taken true case histories from the rich mine of verbatim case material of children referred for play therapy, choosing children ranging in age, problem, and personality. It's all here in an important and rewarding book for parents, teachers, and anyone who comes in contact with children.

About the Author
Axline studied at Ohio State University and Columbia University. She is a member of the faculty at Ohio State University.