From a stroll through the Lollipop woods of Candyland to a fight over the Thimble in Monopoly, games are part of childhood. In the playroom, certain games are more commonly used than others. How do we use chess as a pawn in our therapeutic healing? How can we call on checkers to check on the child’s state of regulation? What does a game tell us about a child’s emotional world? This webinar explores these questions and more!
Using Games In Play Therapy Objectives:
- Explore clues to assess the emotional age of the child playing a game in a play therapy session
- Discuss how to understand what the child is trying to tell the therapist through the use of games in play therapy
- Describe why looking at “how” a child uses a game is the most important part of games in play therapy