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Expressive Therapies

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Search for Print Books, eBooks & Streaming Media using the FLO Catalog

Getting Started: Keywords for Research

Suggested keywords for researching Play Therapy.

Suggested Databases for Searching (Specialized)

Suggested Databases for Searching (Interdisciplinary)

Featured eBooks

Streaming Video Databases

Looking for streaming videos?

Try the Academic Video Online (AVON) database. Academic Video Online (AVON), also referred to as Alexander Street Video, is a multidisciplinary database offering access to tens of thousands of full-length streaming video titles including documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and more. Videos are transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type.

Also try the database. produces and publishes training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment. The library makes available the Full Collection and the Social Work Collection.

Selected Journals

  • American Journal of Play - Full-text available from 2008-Present. 
  • Arts in Psychotherapy - Full-text available from 1980-Present. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 1980-2021. Call number: Periodical RC489.A7 A76
  • British Journal of Play Therapy - Not available online. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2006-Present (with gaps). Call number: Periodical RJ505.P6 B75
  • International Journal of Play Therapy - Full-text available from 1992-Present. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2001-2020. Call number: Periodical RJ505.P6 I6
  • Journal of Sandplay Therapy - Not available online. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 1991-Present (with gaps). Call number: Periodical RC489.S25 J68
  • Play Therapy - Not available online. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2006-Present. Call number: Periodical RJ505.P6 P54

Featured Resources

The Sherrill Library has a special resource for educators, therapists, counselors to use called the Teaching Resource Center, which is a collection of manipulatives, textbooks, picture books, leveled readers and juvenile fiction and non fiction.

The most effective way to search the collection is to go to the FLO Catalog, select the "Advanced Search" option and scroll down the "Location" tab option to find "Lesley-Sherrill Teaching Resources Collection".  Once you have that highlighted, go back above to the search box and start searching!