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Virginia Axline

Virginia Axline

American psychologist; one of the pioneers of Play Therapy
Virginia Axline
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Intro American psychologist; one of the pioneers of Play Therapy
Was Writer Non-fiction writer Psychotherapist Psychologist
From United States of America
Type Healthcare Literature
Gender female
Birth 1911
Death 1988 (aged 77 years)
Education
Ohio State University
Columbia University
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Biography

Virginia Mae Axline (1911–1988) was a psychologist and one of the pioneers in the use of play therapy. She wrote the book Dibs in Search of Self. She was also the author of Play Therapy.

Play therapy practice is still largely based on Axline's work. In the 1940s, she began to develop nondirective play therapy, the principles of which were based on Carl Rogers' newly emerging person-centred approach. In her first published work she establishes the eight basic principles of nondirective play therapy.

In 1964, she published Dibs in Search of Self, which follows the path of one young patient, Dibs, throughout his journey with play therapy having Axline as his therapist. It is a nearly verbatim transcript of the weekly sessions that follow this five-year-old child and his emergence to health and functioning. Axline studied at Ohio State University and Columbia University. She taught at the New York University School of Medicine and School of Education. For seven years, she was on the faculty of Columbia University Teachers College and, prior to that, spent three years as a research associate and faculty member at the University of Chicago.

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