Reviewed Books

The books listed on this page have been recently reviewed in the 'Play for Life Journal' for the benefit of qualified Play Therapists or those that have already embarked upon their  play therapy training.  Click on the title for more details taken from the reviews and for ordering through the PTUK/Amazon link.


Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors
Paperback 224 pages £17.99
A very thorough coverage of this specialised area. A recommended buy

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

£16.99 224 pages

This is a very good practical book and is a recommended buy for all play therapy trainees and also for experienced Play Therapists.


Therapists in Court – Providing evidence and supporting witnesses It is not so much a question of ‘Will I need this book?’ as ‘When will I need it?’ So buy it now, read the chapter on court orders so that your note keeping bears in mind the probability of disclosure of your records to a court and the two chapters on counselling clients as witnesses and victims.

Classroom Tales - Using Storytelling -across the Primary Curriculum

£13.99 160 pages

The book is a recommended buy for Teaching/Learning Assistants/Mentors, SENCOs and Teachers in primary schools who are undertaking training in therapeutic play.

An Introduction to PowerPoint

£9.99 48 pages

An excellent book for those new to preparing and giving PowerPoint presentations
Therapeutic Storywriting

Covers the use of story writing by the children as well as story telling by the therapist. This is in some way a contentious book but well worth buying because it will add another perspective to the use of therapeutic stories.

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