Withers, R. (2013. Adlerian play therapy: an overview of theory. [Website article]. Retrieved from http://www.counselinginsite.com.
The use of toys, drawings and other activities to facilitate the therapeutic process with children is known collectively as play therapy. Children use play in order to make sense of the world around them, and also to express their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Play is also an inherently therapeutic activity for children (Kottman 2003; Drewes & Schaefer 2010). Schaefer (1993) said that play “has the power to facilitate normal child development but also to alleviate abnormal behavior” (14). To this end, play therapy has become a widely accepted therapeutic modality for both children and their parents.