What is play therapy?

  • (noun): Form of psychotherapy for children that uses play situations for diagnosis or treatment.

Play Therapy

Play therapy 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.

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Some articles on play therapy:

Clark Moustakas - Bibliography
... Relationship play therapy ... Therapy Now, 1(1), 26 ... Emotional adjustment and the play therapy process ...
Michigan School Of Professional Psychology - Historical Timeline
1953 First book by Moustakas Children in Play Therapy, New York McGraw-Hill ... Children in Play Therapy, emphasizes the relationship as central in effective therapy. 1997 Relationship Play Therapy is printed and marks 50 years of theory and application in child therapy ...
Meaningful Play - Psychology - Therapy
... Meaningful play, in the form of play therapy, has been used to help children and adults ... When participants of this kind of therapy use playing, in any form, it helps them to overcome whatever is causing their negative state in a safe and secure ... Critics argue play therapy because it can also be seen as a form of temporary regression where adults act like children, playing games to overcome problems ...
Play Therapy - See Also
... Charles E ... Schaefer Child life specialist Therapy Theraplay The P.L.A.Y ...
Charles E. Schaefer
... American psychologist considered by many to be the "Father of Play Therapy" who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and Good Morning America ... the co-founder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy in Fresno, California and the founder and co-director of the Play Therapy Training Institute ... The Association for Play Therapy honored Dr ...

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