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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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Licensed mental health professionals may earn and maintain its Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Supervisor (RPT-S) credentials.
In the end, we had to get a specialist play therapist to help.
Then Samantha Kiernan, a family support worker and play therapist, got involved and helped to take it to another level by delivering workshops in schools and going out to visit families who need help.
If the play therapist says something like 'You found a hat,' it could detract from the child's creativity and simultaneously shift the focus from the child's to the therapist's perception.
Sharon Lamb, a child psychologist and play therapist who teaches counseling psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, says toys that stimulate aggression are healthy for children.
who co-created filial therapy, and Ryan, a child and adolescent psychologist and play therapist who established filial therapy in the UK, demonstrate how therapists can train parents in groups to conduct play sessions with children to meet their therapeutic needs and transfer skills to family life.
I was trying to be a play therapist for children, so it was a big career change.
She said the existing centre also needed a sponsor to pay BD800 per month to cover the salary of its play therapist.
Information from the team will help the play therapist to provide reasonable accommodations and expectations for the child.
Charlotte Speddy's long-running medical battle hasn't stopped her dreaming of one day becoming a play therapist.
Jane Young, a play therapist who has spent more than 20 years working with vulnerable and neglected children, said mistreatment can have a major effect on the development of young people.