Child-centred play therapy and narrative therapy: Consilience and synthesis — Lani Castan


This paper explores some of the ways narrative therapy can be combined with child-centred play therapy when working with children, families and other relevant systems. It considers the ways in which these two, seemingly theoretically contradictory philosophies and approaches, has conciliant features. The author draws on her own therapeutic experiences to highlight how these two approaches can work well together, and hopes for a continued discussion and evolution of these ideas with those who work with children and families.