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An Introduction to Play Therapy

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This article is based upon material presented at the 2001 Kingston Summer Play Therapy Institute by Dr Mark Barnes IBECPT CPT-P. Now retired, Mark has done more than anyone else in recent years to promote the cause of play therapy throughout the world and to raise the standards of training and education in play therapy. PTUK is privileged to be associated with his work. His views on the Directive v Non-Directive approaches are especially thought provoking.

First Principles
Historical Background
Pioneers/Relationship Theories
Client Centred Approach
Recent Influences
Axline's Basic Rules
Directive v Non-Directive...


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Playful Activities to Help Kids Learn about Feelings | PlayDrMom

Playful Activities to Help Kids Learn about Feelings | PlayDrMom | play and creativity, | Scoop.it

I feel that one of my most important tasks as a play therapist (and a mom) is to help children understand, cope with, and express their feelings.  In my 13 years of working therapeutically with children I have come across a myriad of playful ways to discuss emotions with kids.  Many I have learned about in workshops, trainings, courses, and books.  This post is dedicated to sharing those ideas with you.

Here’s how I incorporate playful activities about feelings into play therapy…


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Creative play and therapy go hand in hand @AOTAEvents

Creative play and therapy go hand in hand @AOTAEvents | play and creativity, | Scoop.it

Creative play and therapy go hand in hand at the AOTA Expo! Stop by and visit our friends at Southpaw Enterprises Expo @AOTAEvents

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Play Therapy for Children: Techniques, Toys, and Activities

Play Therapy for Children: Techniques, Toys, and Activities | play and creativity, | Scoop.it
What is play therapy? Could your child with ADHD, depression, or anxiety benefit from it?

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Jacqueline Silva's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:49 AM

not a good definition of play therapy but more about play in general and its benefits.

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10 Activities To Relax Your Child With Special Needs

10 Activities To Relax Your Child With Special Needs | play and creativity, | Scoop.it
Getting your child with special needs to relax and focus can be a difficult job.  There are many situations in which our children need some help to settle down.  Whether  your child is excited by s...

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Is Play Therapy Effective?

Children speak in the language of play. It is how they communicate. It is by playing that children communicate what is going on in their inner world, and play therapists are especially trained to know how to listen and interpret what they are trying to say.


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play therapy Malta

A safe, confidential and caring environment is created which allows the child to play with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary (for physical and emotional safety). This allows healing to occur on many levels following our natural inner trend towards health. Play and creativity operate on impulses from outside our awareness - the unconscious. No medication is used.


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Being Mindful of ‘Kindfull’ Play: Empathy-Building Play Therapy

Being Mindful of ‘Kindfull’ Play: Empathy-Building Play Therapy | play and creativity, | Scoop.it

It is not a surprise that we have heard much stirring in the last several years about the importance of empathy and its role in everything from attachment, to neural development, to world positivity. There is an empathy shortage in the world, and we are seeing the far-reaching effects.

 

Bullying. Violence. Insensitivity. Selfishness. In practice, we often see the damage done with children who are traumatized because of early life experiences characterized by a lack of empathy. Abuse, neglect, emotional bankruptcy, painful attachments and a violation of trust all contribute to a child’s ability or disruption in naturally cultivating this inherent trait....

 

(Steps to teach empathy)
 

Modeling ...

Sensory words and Practices...

Dolls, Puppets and Faces!...

Bibliotherapy...

Nature Niceness ...

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 Share Your Self ...

 

By Cherie L. Spehar, MSW, LCSW, CTS, Play Therapy


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Music Therapy | Educational Children’s Songs | Autism Resources

Music Therapy | Educational Children’s Songs | Autism Resources | play and creativity, | Scoop.it
Helping children learn and grow through music. Educational songs for school, home, and play, available in sheet music and mp3 downloads. Music therapy & autism resources and information.

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Julia Bennett's comment, May 7, 2013 11:11 PM
I enjoy that you posted this article! It ties into my research on autism and how technology can help play a huge role in their development, I never took the time to think of how big a help music could be as well.
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Sensory room ideas/inexpensive creative ideas for a therapy room/ let me see yours?

Sensory room ideas/inexpensive creative ideas for a therapy room/ let me see yours? | play and creativity, | Scoop.it
Hi ladies. I want to make my sons room into a therapy room where he can go to calm down, play, get involved and be intrigued

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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:19 PM

I have many parents asking me about what to put in their sensory or therapy rooms as many make additions to houses and create space for the various adaptive equipment that comes with having a special needs child.  Some of these moms have GREAT ideas!

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LEGOs as Play Therapy for Autism

LEGOs as Play Therapy for Autism | play and creativity, | Scoop.it
Naturally adverse to dealing with new situations and communicating with other people, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face numerous challenges in dealing with day to day life in which new situations come as part of the landscape.

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