Virginia M. Axline Message Board
Ana Sutton posts on 12/10/2006 12:36:52 PM
It is my understanding she was a student of Carl Rogers, and taught at Columbia University. Maybe later she went to Ohio.
As for the person asking about Dibs in Mexico, I can tell you that it was published in the late 60's in Spanish but it is out of print.
As a play therapist, we see beauty in the work of Virginia Axline. The diagnosis is not what is important, what is important is that when the child felt secure, protected, in a safe and trusted environment where he could be "Dibs" change took place. Who is to say if by him changing that produced desired change in the parents. If we look at the Sytemic Play Therapy of Kevin O'Connor that is what we would find. In some ways, and without knowing Virginia Axiline also used "Filial Play Therapy".
Ana Sutton, MA-RPT
karen small posts on 12/9/2006 9:07:15 AM
but the only thing is i can not find in the book why did dibs repeatedly bury the father doll in the sand what was he trying to do
Kendra-Ann posts on 11/21/2006 6:46:37 PM
To answer your question, Virginia Axline did pass away, I was told by my prof that it was in the eighties. Any personal information about her, that I could get was on the back cover of Dibs. I searched a fair amount.
hilda Cavazos posts on 11/21/2006 9:44:26 AM
I am looking for Virginia Axline for a recognition of her work here in Mexico. If anyone can help me, it will be appreciatte.
geshelman posts on 11/15/2006 10:27:13 AM
I have used the book, Dibs:In Search of Self in a number of courses I have taught here at Malone College in Canton, Ohio and while I was teaching at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Axline would not respond to questions about Dibs and/or his family. When I have made calls to her publisher in the past, I was told she had been at Ohio State, but I'm not sure if she is still living.
Jeanne Shepard, MS, OTR/L posts on 11/14/2006 6:37:00 PM
An accurate diagnosis can be the key to the correct treatment.
At the time of the the Dibs case, Bruno Bettelheim was the authority on autism. He held that the "refrigerator mother" and "absent father" were the causes of autism. Since then, that theory has been repudiated. If Dibs, was ,in fact, on the autism spectrum, his parents may have come in for more of their share of criticism.
At the same time, proper diagnosis is essential. If Dibs was not on the autism spectrum, none of the above holds.
Serena posts on 11/3/2006 1:25:33 PM
Did anyone every find Virginia Axline. I have checked with Ohio State and she is not listed either as faculty or as faculty emeritus.
posts on 10/9/2006 5:33:37 PM
She was working at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for a number of years. In the years I have used Dibs as a course text, she and her representatives ( publisher ) have been unwilling to provide information about her and/or the family that was the subject of Dibs.
Perhaps The Ohio State University would have some info.
Hope this bit helps.
posts on 10/7/2006 2:08:38 AM
Hello, I am currently a student doing my Child and Youth Care degree, as well I am a taking a one year program to be a Certified Special Education Assistant, aka Paraeducational Assistant...I am reading Dibs and love it, however, I have been desperately trying to find out about Virginia Axline but have had no luck, does anyone have any links or information on Dr. Axline's biography? It would be most appreciated. Thanks.
posts on 9/19/2006 7:16:19 AM
Dibs is a truly a great book.im a nursing student and where about to do a book review about the book.the book is really amazing!who'd have thought that such a case would happen?i love it!
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