play therapy

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play therapy

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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

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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Sections next address skills, including observation, active listening, helping the child tell their story and get in touch with strong emotions, resistance, transference, self-concept, self-destructive beliefs, facilitating change, termination, and skills for groups; play therapy, including the environment, the evidence-base, appropriate media or activities, and various types of therapy; and the use of worksheets to build self-esteem, social skills, and education in protective behaviors.
A team of 15 nurses from different sections of Al Wakra Hospital volunteer their time to make puppets, which are used in the play therapy programme.
The play therapy program is the first of its kind in Qatar and uses puppets, props, and toys to help children understand their illness and express any fears they may have about treatment.
In her letter she wrote about how her sister had greatly benefited from play therapy, and how this experience inspired her to learn more about it.
We are pleased to present four articles on topics ranging from an examination of the Native American Vision Quest ceremony as potential healing process for a dysfunctional autonomous complex to integrating play therapy and Heart-Centered Energetic Psychodrama in treating children.
Play therapy allows pre-school children to explore their feelings, increase positive interactions with others, and develop appropriate social skills using their natural form of communication.
PSC chair William 'Butch' Ramirez said the play therapy for Marawi children was a component of the commission's Sports for Peace Program aimed at helping kids cope with the traumatic experiences they endured as war evacuees.
Across the North East, 48 families took part in the study, which saw some parents attend play therapy sessions with their children.
After providing an illustrative case study and discussing the theory of play therapy, I review outcome studies and discuss some important normative treatment implications of this data.
play therapy, teacher consultation) would be invaluable services to have available in elementary schools and could be a part of students' individualized education plans, in the event that one is in place or in process.
Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook is a self-directed and simple-to-use workbook for both beginning and advanced school social workers and similar professionals.