WHAT CHILDREN LEARN IN PLAY THERAPY Maybe you’re a parent thinking about giving play therapy a try with your child . Here are some great reminders about what children learn in play therapy through the power of play and nurturing relationship with a play therapist. #playtherapy
Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.
10 Must-watch play therapy videos for featuring both directive and non-directive play therapy
15 Common Themes in Play Therapy
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feelings parking lot. This would be a great way to show kids that they can leave their feelings "parked" or they can do x,y,z to get to another feeling!
Using Water Beads in Play Therapy
PlayDrMom shares how she uses water beads in play therapy ... plus over 30 links to water bead play!
Playdough in Play Therapy
I just went to a training with Paul White and he talked about playdough in therapy. it was amazing. this is a good add on.
Build Your Own Counseling Game with Jenga®
Build your own counseling Jenga game! This pack comes with 16 themed question cards that can be mixed and matched to create a new game every time you play! Topics include grief, anger, coping skills, changing families, self-esteem, and more!
St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training: How To Become A Play Therapist
A Creative Way to Assess Trauma History
One of my main passions in child therapy is trauma. It’s very weird telling people that I enjoy working with traumatized and abused children. I usually get a really strange look. Unfortunatel…
Adapting Games for Therapy: Therapeutic Board games are expensive so here are some suggestions on how to adapt regular games to meet your needs (ex. feelings, CBT, social skills, etc.). Click the links for more info on how to play. These are just suggestions so be creative.
The breathing sphere! Teach children deep breathing and the impact on their brain through play therapy! #mindfulness #counseling
How to Write Play Therapy Notes
There are many different resources out there regarding how to write progress notes in play therapy. It can get really confusing when your site doesn’t align with how play therapy leaders write note…
Freebie! This free download provides instructions for how to use Candy Land in therapy sessions for children. It can be used for individual or group counseling. It is a great way to incorporate play in therapy sessions. It is great for children ages 3-12. **Please note: This is intended to be used by a master's level clinician who holds the proper qualifications and licenses to provide services in your state.