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play therapy

n.
A form of psychotherapy used with children to help them express or act out their experiences, feelings, and problems by playing with dolls, toys, and other play material, under the guidance or observation of a therapist.

play therapist n.
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Noun1.play therapy - form of psychotherapy for children that uses play situations for diagnosis or treatment
psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
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play ther·a·py

n. terapia infantil aplicada en un ambiente de juguetes y juegos infantiles por medio de los cuales se estimula a los niños a revelar conflictos interiores.
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At one end of the ward was a well-equipped playroom, although it was not attended by a play therapist at the time of the study.
Capella's five-course Play Therapy Certificate program addresses the core academic content areas required by the APT to earn its registered play therapist and supervisor credentials.
The brave boy, who has already undergone three major surgeries, requires lots of medication and sessions with a play therapist.
This light, well-organized guide from licensed professional counselor and play therapist Edwards (Vanderbilt U.
Community Nursery Nurse; Trainee Play Therapist, Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Its post-adoption support including its parenting programme, the services of a play therapist, its waiting adopters group and social events for adoptive families were also singled out for praise.
CRASAC currently has no local funding for this service and need to raise pounds 30,000 to provide a full-time specialist play therapist, lease a play therapy room and equip it.
Last month she received the Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credentialing, one of only 13 supervisors in the state of Arizona.
She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, past director of the Association for Play Therapy, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Play Therapy.
Wrench, a therapeutic social worker, art therapist, and foster carer in the UK, and Naylor, a therapeutic social worker and play therapist, both work with children who are fostered or adopted.
A brilliant play therapist had shown me how to make fun dough and Tom would play for hours.