New play therapy handbook features Wonders & Worries

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Just released, The Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life brings together the voices and clinical experiences of dedicated clinical practitioners in the fields of play therapy and child life.

And it features expertise by two of Wonders & Worries’ staff  – Meredith Cooper and Crystal Wilkins! Co-founders Meredith Cooper and Melissa Hicks wrote, “Cancer and Child Life: Fostering Resiliency through Empowerment.” Crystal Wilkins authored, “Play Partners: Incorporating Parents into Medical Play Practice.”

This updated, first edition volume offers fresh insights and up to date research in the use of play with children, adolescents, and families in medical and healthcare settings.

Crystal Wilkins, MEd, CCLS, LPC, RPT, posing with her book chapter

Chapters take a strength-based approach to clinical interventions across a wide range of health-related issues, including autism, trauma, routine medical care, pending surgeries both large and small, injury, immune deficiency, and more.

Through its focus on the resiliency of the child, the power of play, and creative approaches to healing, this handbook makes visible the growing overlap and collaboration between the disciplines of play therapy and child life.

The handbook is so new that it’s not yet available in paperback, but it is available in Kindle and hard copy. Order your copy at and choose Wonders & Worries as your charity of choice!

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