Child Play Therapy

Child Play Therapy

  1. Module Title: Child Play Therapy
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 388
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description:
    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.
  5. Student 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
  6. Grading Scale:
    Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:

    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59


    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. 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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