Play works – there no doubt about it. As clinicians, we know the power it harnesses. But can we name these therapeutic powers? Can we explain them to parents in a manner that matters? This one-hour course discusses the Therapeutic Powers of Play, what they truly mean, and how to convey them effectively.
The Therapeutic Powers of Play Objectives:
- Learn the four essential categories of “powers of play” in play therapy.
- Understand that play offers children creative ways to solve problems, enhances moral and psychological development and resiliency, and promotes self-regulation and self-esteem.
- Understand that through the therapeutic relationship, play builds social competency, attachment, and empathy.
- Understand that play gives voice to self-expression, allows access to unconscious thoughts, and allows for direct and indirect teaching.
- Understand that play gives children space for catharsis and abreaction. Both positive and negative emotions are expressed, promoting stress management and overcoming fears.
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