Virginia M. Axline Message Board

Nidhi posts on 9/11/2005 9:26:56 AM Thanx a tonne. I had been so engrossed with what i wanted that i_ __ dont know what to say.I am having the copy of Play Therapy with me.But still i am not clear how to go about starting it and how to interpret.Do you know someone who can help me do so? Thank you Nidhi
lemony fan ** posts on 9/8/2005 9:03:11 AM john b gone read LEMONY SNICKET!!!!! it is soooo the best
B John posts on 9/8/2005 5:11:22 AM dear Nidhi I am fairly sure that the author of Dibbs... has passed away. If you check the copywrite date you will see that it was written in 1962 and the episode with Dibbs was some 10years before that. I you do a Yahoo or Google search you will find hundred of books, kits, cd's, university papers... on play therapy & Virginia Axeline actually wrote a book called Play Therapy I think sometime before Dibbs.. I've not read it but I believe it sets out her ideas about the practice & use of the therapy

Nidhi posts on 9/7/2005 9:36:26 AM Hello Mam, Iam a student of masters programme in counselling and psychotherapy at Institute of Psychotherapy and Management Sciences. (Mumbai,India). I am pursuing the course as a regular student at their Delhi Branch.Also I am a primary teacher(till v standard) in one of the leading schools at Delhi,India. I am interested in knowing more about play therapy as I was moved after reading your books Play Therapy and Dibbs In Search of Self.I had been using theatre as one of the tools to know the child better. Play therapy is one of my major topics in second year of my masters.IS there any kit of play therapy? I would be grateful to you if you can help in any possible manner.How can one come and learn from being with you?And if there is any work on play therapy in India going on in can you tell me? Thanking you in anticipation. Yours sincerely Nidhi
James Gubbs posts on 7/29/2005 3:46:05 AM Does anyone know what became of Dibs? Also how did he get his name
Claudia posts on 7/24/2005 10:11:36 PM Hi! I am trying to find Virginia M. Axline's biography and I cannot find it. Can you please help me and tell where I can find it. I need to know when and where she was born? What was her educational background? What experience's she has? Any awards or achievements? Are there any similarities in the book to the author life? Can you please help me? This is for my home work. Thank you!! Claudia
Ira Kandell posts on 7/2/2005 8:58:12 AM There is a Virginia Axline Fund and more information on the author at The Columbus Foundation, 1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
B John posts on 7/1/2005 11:55:49 PM My spouse works in a house a couple of days each week. When she came the youngest child was quite troubled. It is quite obvious to all that her influence is helping him remarkably. Mainly by being non judgemental & letting the little one express himself. She is not shrink just a house keeper, yet he methods instinctively are much the same as miss A's. My spouse has never read Dibs... Perhaps many labels are simplely an expression of the observers desire to catagorise the problems before them & therefor use a recipe to "treat them" absolving them of the need to be creative.
Mabon posts on 6/22/2005 2:05:45 PM I read the book about 20 years ago as a teenager. It was a cool book and is one of say two legacies left by the late Ms V Axline. I don't really care what happened to Dibs and nobody will ever know but one thing I can say is that he was a very rare child. Most children with problems will never amount to anything no matter how much help they get...they are doomed to be life's losers and that is the reality.
P.Harman, iNDEPENDENT ART THERAPIST Sheffield, posts on 6/6/2005 5:29:03 AM I do not really see how that can help a child: it certainly helps the professionals and the parents who sadly nowadays are all too willing and desperate to find a Label and attach it to their child. Tragic as regards the child's own life that is thus robbed.
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