DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 FREE PLAY NONDIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY DIRECTIVE COUNSELING SOLITARY PLAY SHORT-TERM THERAPY INTERPRETIVE THERAPY PLAY THERAPY ASSOCIATIVE PLAY BECK THERAPY PSYCHOANALYTIC PLAY TECHNIQUE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DIRECTIVE PLAY THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/directive-play-therapy/ (accessed December 9, 2019).