Playfulness for Everyone

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. One of my favorite sayings is “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. There are so many different types of adversities whether war, death, illness, divorce, challenging children, accidents, finances, relationship, work, schedules, auto or home repairs, etc. How [...]

By |2023-02-01T00:44:36+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Depression, Spotlight on Seniors|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Playfulness for Everyone

The Value of Halloween for Children

What is the value of Halloween for children? Some things are spooky. Some are scary. Even so, some are fun and silly. There is candy to beg for, maybe some tricks, too. There is dress-up and imagination. There is nighttime and darkness to consider. There is [...]

By |2022-10-21T20:16:43+00:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Value of Halloween for Children

USING PLAY THERAPY WITH TEENS

On Friday May 20, I attended the 2016 Southern California Regional Play Therapy Conference held in Rancho Cucamonga and sponsored by the California Association for Play Therapy. Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT-S, presented a workshop entitled:  Not Just Child’s Play: Using Play therapy with Teens. The concept [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:42:53+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Children, Relationship, Teens|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Brian – Creative Synthesis of His Play Therapy

CLINICAL EDITOR COMMENT This article discusses a case of a youngster and family as they transitioned from active chemical dependency and moved towards sobriety. The author uses a creative approach to deal with the emotionally intense effects. www.a4pt.org PlayTherapyTM June 2007 Barbara Pedalino PsyD, LLP BRIAN In my real [...]

Ask Dr. Barb: What is Play Therapy?

Helps kids feel better (& grown-ups, too!) Improves self-esteem Teaches coping skills Fosters feeling expression Promotes socially appropriate behaviors Teaches creative problem-solving Dear Parents & Colleagues, As adults, sometimes we [...]