Benefits of Play Therapy Children and their families can benefit from play therapy. Children benefit from having developmentally suited toys and activities to express themselves in an emotionally safe environment. Families can develop stronger family cohesiveness and problem-solving through either family play therapy sessions or by incorporating parents separately while their child engages in play […]
What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that is strategically used to help children express what is troubling them. Play allows a safe psychological distance from their problems, which allows them to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their developmental level. Research shows […]
Types of Play Therapy There are more than 25 “types” of play therapy. Play therapy is a way theoretical models of psychotherapy are used with a client. Just like in “talk therapy” therapists are trained to utilize certain theories of treatment. A talk therapist might use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as the theoretical model for treatment […]
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