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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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"Al Wakra Hospital has developed a therapeutic approach that uses play therapy and simulation to help children comprehend their illness.
Play therapy improves pre-school children's self-concepts, external behavioral functioning, and language development.
Shaefer provide the broadest appeal of the books to be reviewed, in their book Short-Term Play Therapy for Children (3rd ed.).
Child-centered play therapy (CCPT) is a form of client-centered therapy.
One of the more popular approaches used by play therapists is Adlerian play therapy (Lambert et al., 2007).
Afra Al Basti, Director-General of the foundation, said it is one of the first entities in the UAE to implement play therapy, which has yielded positive results when dealing with abused children.
For the purposes of this article, these authors chose to focus their research goals on demonstrating an improvement in academic achievement through the use of providing a counseling intervention, play therapy.
Her research interests include the use of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) with children and parents, the use of play therapy and filial therapy with children who have experienced trauma, the inclusion of religious and spiritual beliefs in the counseling process and counseling programs, qualitative methodology, application of Adlerian theory and methods in supervision, and mentorship of women in graduate counseling programs.
Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook: A Self-Directed Guide for Professionals is a resource created especially for therapists who use play therapy to aid child patients.
After explaining influences on MBPFT including mindfulness meditation, traditional child play therapy, and Mary Mahler's theory of stages of early child development, Higgins-Klein, the director of a counseling and postgraduate training center in Philadelphia, presents MBPFT's framework, processes, and techniques.
Mum-of-two Jo Thomas, 40, is a play therapy student at University of Glamorgan.