August 10, 2018 by
Publications Dr. Dillman Taylor, the director of the Center for Play Therapy Training and Research has been elected as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Child and Adolescent Counseling. he goal of JCAC is to provide a professional forum for the dissemination of research, theoretical, and clinical literature related to the counseling and mental […]


August 9, 2018 by
Upcoming Trainings UCF Center for Play Therapy Research and Training 2nd Annual Play Therapy Conference MAY 31 – JUNE 1, 2019

Play Therapy

August 9, 2018 by
What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate child counseling approach based in theory and research. This modality has been used by mental health professionals for nearly 70 years, responding to children through their natural language of play. Research has shown that play therapy is effective for variety of behavioral, social, and emotional […]

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August 9, 2018 by
Welcome At the UCF Center for Play Therapy Research and Training, our mission is to promote best practices for serving children through the process of play therapy, a developmentally, responsive approach to counseling children through immersion in the community. To fulfill this purpose, we have developed partnerships with local schools to provide play therapy services […]