psychoAs with other therapies, one of the unique selling points for Parkwood is that Art and Play Psychotherapy are fully embedded and available to all on the basis of need. We have two part-time therapists, who work through art, play and other forms of communication to explore the emotional and sub-conscious impulses and influences that affect their interpretation of the world around them and their resulting behaviour. The therapists work with verbal and non-verbal students and engage students in short, medium and long-term therapy. Solution-focussed approaches are integrated with more traditional therapeutic techniques, resulting in students making impressive progress in areas which can sometimes be the most worrying and challenging for parents and professionals alike. The work of Jonathan Shedler has shown that psychotherapeutic techniques can be significantly more effective than either medication and cognitive behavioural therapy, and that recipients of the former continue to improve after the therapy has stopped.