Directive/Non-Directive Play therapy: What is its Relationship to Group/Family Play Therapy?


Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEs.

Presenter: Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S.

The decision to use Directive or Non-Directive Play Therapy is an ongoing debate. Therapists continually debate which approach to use whether it is with individuals, families, or groups. It is no different in Play therapy. A Clinician’s training, experience, and comfort level helps him/her to decide which approach to use. When discussing these modalities in Play Therapy, one needs to understand its relationship to Group Play Therapy.



Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will define the terms Directive and Non-Directive Play Therapy
  • Participants will relate training and experience to Choice of Modality in Play Therapy
  • Participants will learn how these approaches relate to Group Play Therapy