Play Therapy - Play Therapy Intake, Termination and Alternative Theories in Play Therapy
The importance of gathering significant information about the child through an intake session with the parents will be discussed. Equally important, the process of terminating the Play Therapy relationship between the Play Therapist and child will be discussed. Although Child Centered Play Therapy is the focus of this course, it is important to know that other theoretical orientations may be applied to Play Therapy. An overview of various theoretical orientations will be discussed.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this class participants will be able to demonstrate through large group discussion an understanding of:
1. The importance of gathering as much background information as possible regarding the child to be involved in Play Therapy.
2. Steps to be taken to appropriately terminate the Play Therapy relationship
3. Other theoretical orientations as applied to Play Therapy Assignment: Research Paper – Research literature regarding a particular population (ie: autism, homeless, immigrant, etc.). Using this information compose a 10 page research paper and corresponding PowerPoint presentation. Present research information with peers at the last class.