Play Therapy: Theraplay Techniques and Working with Grieving Children Through Play Therapy
Theraplay® is a directive form of Play Therapy designed to facilitate secure attachment between parents and their children. An introduction to this form of therapy will be given, along with the opportunity to experience some of these activities with peers.
Children express and process grief in ways that are much different than adults. This portion of the class will enlighten participants to developmentally appropriate grief reactions as well as directive interventions to help them through the grieving process during Play Therapy sessions.
At the conclusion of this class participants will be able to demonstrate through small group participation and large group discussion an understanding of:
- The importance of parents and children connecting and securely attaching during the Play Therapy process
- An introductory level understanding of Theraplay® as a directive form of Play Therapy to facilitate secure attachment
- An understanding of developmentally appropriate grief when working with a child through Play Therapy
- Play Therapy techniques to facilitate a child's healing through grief