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This page lists key resources written by Isabella Cassina and Claudio Mochi with a focus on play therapy and crisis work, including their approach "Coping with the present while building for the future" (CPBF).


  • Cassina, I., & Mochi, C. (2024). 'Polyvagal-informed practice to support children and caregivers in war: Toward the creation of a huge and reassuring playroom'. In P., Goodyear-Brown, & L., Yasenik (eds.) Polyvagal power in the playroom, Routledge.


  • Mochi, C., & Cassina, I. (2024). 'Reclaiming a feeling of safety in natural disasters: Preparatory and advanced interventions using play and play therapy'. In P., Goodyear-Brown, & L., Yasenik (eds.) Polyvagal power in the playroom, Routledge.

  • Mochi, C., & Cassina, I. (2024). 'Psychotherapy treatment planning with children in crisis'. In L. L., Wonders, & M. L., Affee (eds.) Play therapy treatment planning with children and families. A guide for mental health professionals, Routledge.

  • Mochi, C., & Cassina, I. (2024). 'A process-oriented and multilayered approach to the global impacts of trauma'. In J., Stone, R. J., Grant, & C., Mellenthin (eds.) Trauma impacts: The repercussions of individual and collective trauma, Wiley.

  • Cassina, I. (2023). Il potenziale benefico delle miniature e della sabbia in ambito migratorio: L’incontro con Omar in riva al fiume, Rivista di Play Therapy, 7, 2023.

  • Mochi, C. (2023). Le esperienze socio-emotive nel promuovere sviluppo e sopravvivenza: Il contributo di Allan Schore, Rivista di Play Therapy, 6, 2023.

  • Cassina, I. (2022). 'Unified sculpture'. In L., Lowenstein (ed.). Assessment and treatment activities for children, adolescents, and families, Vol. 4, Champion Press.


  • Cassina, I. (2022). L'impatto del trauma sullo sviluppo del bambino: Applicare il modello neurosequenziale alla Play Therapy, Rivista di Play Therapy, 5, 2022.

  • Cassina, I. (2022). La prospettiva di genere nel gioco dei bambini, Rivista di Play Therapy, 4, 2022.

  • Cassina, I. (2016). La casa magica, Manni Editori.

  • Stewart, A., Echterling, L., & Mochi, C. (2016). 'Disaster and crisis intervention: The play therapist’s roles in promoting recovery'. In D., Creenshaw, & A., Steward (eds.) Play therapy: A comprehensive guide, Guilford Press.

  • VanFleet, R., & Mochi, C. (2015). 'Enhancing resilience in play therapy with child and family survivors of mass trauma'. In D., Creenshaw, R., Brooks, & S., Goldstein (eds.) Enhancing resilience in play therapy, Guilford Press.


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