Phyllis Booth

Phyllis Booth

Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Is Clinical Director Emeritus of The Theraplay Institute in Evanston, Illinois. Phyllis began her career working with children and parents as a nursery school teacher. In 1967, she was among the first group of psychological consultants to the Head Start program in Chicago, where she began her long collaboration with Ann Jernberg developing the Theraplay method. She helped develop the theoretical underpinnings for Theraplay, and the structure and content of Theraplay training and certification practicum. In 2010, she rewrote and published the third edition of Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play. Phyllis is the 2003 recipient of the Ann M. Jernberg award for outstanding contribution to Theraplay.


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