81 episodes

Play Time is a podcast for child therapists, parents, and anyone else curious about children who are interested in listening to a play therapist explore the beautiful, messy and complex work of conducting child therapy. This podcast is grounded in a Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) perspective, with episodes covering both concerns regarding play therapy, as well as issues related to children and their development as a whole. For more work by Andrew, check out barnettchildtherapy.com.

Play Time: A Podcast on Children and Play Therapy Andrew Barnett

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Play Time is a podcast for child therapists, parents, and anyone else curious about children who are interested in listening to a play therapist explore the beautiful, messy and complex work of conducting child therapy. This podcast is grounded in a Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) perspective, with episodes covering both concerns regarding play therapy, as well as issues related to children and their development as a whole. For more work by Andrew, check out barnettchildtherapy.com.

    Episode 81: Bye for Now

    Episode 81: Bye for Now

    Hello Playtimers, this is the last episode of Play Time. Stay subscribed if you want to see what I am up to next, I have a feeling I will make another podcast (or Season 2 of Play Time??) at some point, but I have said what I need to say for now.

    Thank you for listening, thank you for writing in, and thank you for all the support. To know the podcast has been helpful in any way means the world to me, and I leave with a heart full of love.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/playtimepodcast)

    • 6 min
    Ep80: The Shadow Side of Empathy

    Ep80: The Shadow Side of Empathy

    Everything has a shadow side, yes? Empathy included. We explore empathy through the lens of how it can destabilize an individual, and highlight the value of grounding children and ourselves in the reality of our emotions, our body, and our experience,...

    • 17 min
    Ep79: Reasons to Fire Your Therapist + Talking About Calling Social Services

    Ep79: Reasons to Fire Your Therapist + Talking About Calling Social Services

    Firing a therapist is sometimes the right thing to do. We talk about the importance of client's feeling power and autonomy in the therapeutic relationship, and then without getting into do's and don'ts, get into the sometimes complex question of getting...

    • 24 min
    Ep78: The Rapidly Evolving World of Parenting

    Ep78: The Rapidly Evolving World of Parenting

    On this very 78th episode, we take a look at being a parent in the modern world, name the trends towards deeper respect for emotions in both children and adults, and talking about working with parents with various systems of values and beliefs regarding...

    • 18 min
    Ep77: Life as a Game

    Ep77: Life as a Game

    On this one we name the value of connective and playful time with children, and of the instinctive ability of parents and caregivers to make aspects of life a game for children, as a way to help adults cultivate playfulness and game like qualities into...

    • 13 min
    Ep76: Mailbag Episode! Creating a Free and Protected Space in Schools and in Relationship

    Ep76: Mailbag Episode! Creating a Free and Protected Space in Schools and in Relationship

    For the second anniversary of Play Time, we open up the mailbag to answer some questions about helping students in school who are having a hard time, and also discuss the value of a free and protected space, and how to create it.The book mentioned in...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Puffermuffin ,

Best Play Therapy Pod Cast

I took a contract position working with children in foster care and I am really loving this pod cast. You have deepened my knowledge and understanding of the role of play across the life cycle and have helped shape my practice with children. I am definitely a better practitioner for having heard this information and applied it to my own experiences. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and practice wisdom with us! I would recommend this for any new therapist or therapist who wants to work with children.

alltradesofjax ,

Just what I needed

As a new clinician working with kids, this podcast has been a game saver for alleviating my own anxiety when working with kids and families. Thank you thank you 🙏

KMednick ,

Interesting and Informative!

I love listening to this podcast when I go out to walk everyday. Play therapy is an interest of mine and I’m currently pursuing my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Hoping to advance my career by maybe even earning a play therapy certificate. Listening to these episodes informs listeners about the world of play therapy and the many important themes of the therapeutic process. Can’t wait to keep making my way through these episodes!

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