Child Centered

Is the least intrusive form of therapy. Where children lead the play with the trained Play therapist supporting them to utilize the toys in the room

Filial Therapy

Treats emotional and behavioral difficulties in children, while also teaching parents how they can continue the treatment at home

Directive Therapy

A form of play therapy where the therapist actively guides the child through play sessions

Activity Therapy

Helps children express themselves through activities such as games and art, while developing coping and communication skills

What is Play Therapy?

“Play therapy is to children what counselling is to adults. Play therapy utilizes play, children’s natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words.”

Play Therapy Northern Territory (PTNT) was founded in 2004 by Josephine Martin, who has an extensive history in children’s welfare and counselling.

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Play 2022 Darwin Conference

Join us in celebrating 13 years of Play Therapy Day!