Saturday, September 15, 2018

Theories and Methods - Play Therapy

Play therapy is what it sounds like. Instead of talk being the currency of treatment, clients and therapist engage in play, exploring thoughts, feelings, and conflicts through playing.

The hive mind at Wikipedia adds:
Play therapy is a method of meeting and responding to the mental health needs of children and is extensively acknowledged by experts as an effective and suitable intervention in dealing with children’s brain development. It is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.
Find more about how play therapy works and about its origins via this article at Good Therapy.

Will play therapy be on the LCSW exam? You never know. If you've glanced at the above articles, you'll be more than prepared to face a test question if it does. Good luck!

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