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play therapy

[′play ‚ther·ə·pē]
(psychology)
A form of treatment, used particularly with children, in which a child's play, as with dolls in the presence of a therapist, is used as a medium for expression and communication.
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And the play therapist must be strong enough within himself or herself to enter into the child's struggle without taking over and without a need to solve the child's problem.
She received her certification as a Registered Play Therapist in 1999 and as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor in 2011.
In addition to timing's alignment to setting, Landreth (2002) proposed the use of a traveling play kit for play therapists who work at multiple sites, such as school-based therapists.
Child-centered play therapists are often confronted with the challenge of receiving gifts from clients.
Play therapists work for social services departments, child health services, education, and independent and voluntary services (such as Barnardos and the NSPCC).
The brave boy, who has already undergone three major surgeries, requires lots of medication and sessions with a play therapist.
With two other nurses and a play therapist, she wrote a book for children Going to Hospital and a story/video about having an operation.
Chandrika decided to become a play therapist after working with children with special needs in a Chinese orphanage.
A play therapist comes in to work with the children, they have access to computers to keep up with learning when they can, but life can be monotonous and traumatic for them.
But most children need to be anaesthetised for the procedure and counselled by a specialist play therapist,pushing the cost up to around pounds 650.