Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) as listed below:

Implementation support is available through Center for Play Therapy, email:, phone: 940-565-3864

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) as listed below:

Play Therapy Skills Checklist: Instrument used to ensure treatment fidelity (Available through University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy, 940-565-3864;

The CCPT Treatment Manual requires the use of the Play Therapy Skills Checklist (PTSC) to ensure fidelity of intervention protocol. The PTSC was first published in 2004, presented as a training and supervision instrument for CCPT. The PTSC was first used and presented in CCPT research in 2006 as a means of supervising play therapists who delivered CCPT in studies. The PTSC was reported as a supervision instrument in five studies throughout the 2000s. In three subsequent studies, the PTSC was reported in research and used to check fidelity of implementation yet specific adherence percentages were not reported. Two studies reported adherence percentages for CCPT fidelity implementation using the PTSC, each reporting adherence percentages of over 90%.

The CCPT Treatment Manual provides instructions on how to use the PTSC to determine adherence to protocol. Instructions include full descriptions of verbal and non-verbal categories as well as procedures for coding. Additionally, the manual suggests that adherence above 90% indicates faithful implementation of CCPT protocol. Research on the PTSC reports a free marginal multirater kappa at .82 and an intraclass correlation coefficient at .95 indicating strong interrater reliability on the instrument.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) as listed below:

Child-Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual (Author: Dee Ray) which is available within the book, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice (Author: Dee Ray)

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).