Georgia Association for Play Therapy - Tucker, Georgia







the board of gAPT has a longstanding practice of providing articles and book reviews which it believes to be useful to parents, and the general public.  in the past, many articles have been published in our newsletter playnotes. they are included below and/or on our companion page for professionals.  the purpose is to provide a library of such materials for future reference and research. 


we plan to expand this page substantially and have asked leading authors of play therapy articles to allow us to include their work on this page.  as the amount of material grows, we expect to divide it into categories.  we ask for your input. we would greatly appreciate your suggestions as to materials you would like to see us add here.  please send an email to with any suggestions you feel appropriate.


 articles about play therapy



an introduction to play therapy

by david alexander


Childhood depression hidden behind a variety of symptoms

by trudy post sprunk


metaphor, meaning, and movement

by carol norton


a child-centered view of children

by garry landreth


 helping parents help their children

by greg moffatt


play therapy: how does

that work anyway?

by john holmberg and helen benedict


cooperative parenting after divorce by ann marie termini And susan boyan


enhancing self-esteem through the use of play therapy

by diane frey


expressive play therapy for helping traumatized children  

by marie jose dhaese

part 1   part 2   part 3


play; a foundation of the parent-child relationship

by laura davenport


to read about

Reactive Attachment Disorder

click here


Reviews of books to use

with children in distress


a visit to the big house

by oliver butterworth


mommy and daddy are fighting

by susan paris


a boy and a bear

the children's relaxation book

by lori lite


dinosaurs divorce

by laurene and marc brown


after the funeral

by Jane winsch


little flower a journey of caring

by Laura mcandrew


sad days, glad days, a story about depression

by DeWitt Hamilton click here


when someone dies

by Sharon greenlee


  jake's journey

by lisa holland click here


do not tell a whopper on friday

by adolph moser


angel in blue,

the story of Ashley martin

written & illustrated by 5th grade students of smith road elementary school, temperance, Michigan


 love is a family

by roma downey


when eric's mom fought cancer

by judith vigna click here


i miss you, stinky face

by lisa mccourt



liplap's wish

by jonathan london and sylvia long


feelings inside you and

out loud too

by barbara polland


hazel's healthy halloween

by kathryn meyrick


jessica and the wolf

A Story for children who have bad dreams

by ted lobby click here


a promise is a promise

by robert munch and

 michael kusugak


no, david

by david shannon click here


painting the fire

by jonathan sherwood and

liz farrington


Charlie Anderson

by barbara abercrombie


 Robert lives with his grandparents

by Martha Hickman


starbright and moon-bean

(two books)

by Maureen Garth click here


the let's talk library series

click here


the education of little tree

by forrest carter


tears of joy

by barbara behm


big mouth and ugly girl

by joyce carol oates


the oceans of emotions

by nicole and john clark




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4893 Lavista Rd.
Tucker, GA 30084




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