Dibs in Search of Selfby psychologist Virginia Axline This is the true story of an emotionally crippled boy who is perceived as a "mental defective," in spite of obvious signs that he is gifted. Axline describes her series of play therapy sessions with “Dibs” (not his real name) over a year. Dibs slowly comes out of his reclusive shell and learns how to deal with his own borderline autistic behavior. As I read this amazing book for a class assignment, I was telling my husband about it. He became so interested that he read it when I was finished with it. He said the book really helped him understand what a play therapist does, how he or she does it and why it works. LINKS
Association for Play Therapy - The national association for play therapists. Includes much information about play therapy and links to other resources.