Child Play Therapy

Child Play Therapy

Child Play Therapy provide an overview of Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should achieve the following Learning Outcomes
1. Be familiar with the key terminology relevant to discussions and issues with regards to child play therapy 1.1 Understand key terminology with regards to child play therapy accurately
2. Be familiar with the methods of child play therapy 2.1 Evaluate the similarities and differences among the range of methods for children in play therapy
3. Demonstrate an understanding of key issues in supporting children in play therapy 3.1 Analyse current findings, controversies and trends in supporting children in play therapy
4. Demonstrate appropriate application of child play therapy techniques in the broad setting of supporting adolescents and adults 4.1 Analyse child play therapy techniques which could be appropriately applied to support adolescents and adults


Course Outline

  • About the Author
  • The Meaning of Play
  • History and Development of Play Therapy
  • A View of Children
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Characteristics of a Play Therapist
  • Playroom and Materials: Beginning the Relationship
  • Characteristics of Facilitative Responses
  • Therapeutic Limit Setting
  • Typical Problems in Play Therapy
  • Issues in Play Therapy
  • Children in Play Therapy
  • Determining Therapeutic Process and Termination
  • Intensive and Short Term Play Therapy
  • Research in Play Therapy


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