Resources at The Kid's Therapy Center
Articles and Research:
www.kspope.com : free resources pertaining to ethics, forensics, research and much more.
Childswork Childsplay: is a leading provider of play therapy resources and training programs in the United States, focusing on therapeutic tools used by counselors and family/child therapists to address the social and emotional needs of children and adolescents.
Meebie: a toy that has interchangable pieces to express emtions
Cinematherapy is when you use movies or clips of a movie in therapy. It allows the client to grow or heal with the involvment of movies.
Cinematherapy.com has categorized films and suggestions on how to use movies in therapy.
Using Superheroes in Therapy:
Superheros can be used in a variety of ways in therapy for most children and adolescents. A fun way for growth and healing is using the heromachine. This online machine allows for anyone to bring their imagination on paper without having to actually draw. You are able to pick anything from the background to the details of the body and powers of your superhero.
ugo.com is also a way to get to the superhero machine
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) -national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.
The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)-- to promote the mental wellbeing and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge.
Association of Play Therapy is a national professional society that promotes the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists.
Play Therapy International: provides an international information resource for therapeutic play, play therapy, filial play and creative arts therapies.
Sandplay Therapists of America: is a nonprofit that promotes education, research, and training in sandplay therapy.
The Theraplay Insitute: provides training in the Theraplay model for mental health professionals all over the world at the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
The Children's Group Therapy Association: The association functions as a support system for group therapists and as an advocate for quality group services for children, adolescents, and parents.
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health: A MN association that provides advocacy and training, to parents and professionals, related to children's mental health issues.
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation: the non-profit organization dedicated to the study of trauma and traumatic disorders. Links to other trauma sites and conference information.
The Leadership Council: committed to providing the public with accurate, research-based information about a variety of mental health issues and to preserving society's commitment to protect its most vulnerable members.