Skip to content

Welcome to the Home of the Play Therapy Outcome Research Database

Oct 13, 2018


This database aims to include all available play therapy intervention outcome research, 1995 to present, that is published or translated into English. Outcome research designs included are: randomized controlled trials, nonrandomized control and comparison groups, single case experimental design, and single group repeated measures. Play therapy treatment models represented in the data base include Child-Centered PT, Adlerian PT, Gestalt PT, Cognitive-Behavioral PT, Sandtray PT, Activity PT, Filial PT, and Theraplay©, many of which utilize manualized protocols.

Evidence Based Child Therapy was developed out of an effort to ensure that professionals, parents, and others concerned with the mental health and welfare of children are able to access accurate, peer reviewed research findings relevant to their interests and needs. The overarching goal of this website is to provide greater visibility for the evidence base for play therapy interventions and provide a venue for disseminating research on a global scale.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please inform us of play therapy outcome research not included in this database. Your feedback is welcomed.