DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY By N., Sam M.S. - 53 A controlled approach to play therapy where the therapist in involved. Compare non-directive play. DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY: "In directive play therapy the therapist structures the child's activities." Related Psychology Terms CHILD PSYCHIATRY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development DIRECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY CHILD PSYCHOLOGY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/directive-play-therapy/ (accessed August 10, 2022).