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Play Therapy: Resolution of Core Feelings through Play
10 CEUs Play Therapy: Resolution of Core Feelings through Play

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs, Nurse CEUs


By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name one reason why using mandalas and coloring utensils can be useful when working with a child with ADHD.
-Explain how Non-Directive Play Therapy can help a Counselor provide a safe atmosphere for children.
-Name one reason why the symbolism of Play Therapy can be helpful if a child is having difficulty expressing his or her feelings.
-Name two reasons why Play Therapy can make counseling for children as effective as Talk Therapy can be for adults.
-Explain in what stage of Play Therapy might the Counselor see the child's behavior that caused the parents and teacher to believe counseling was necessary.
-Explain why is "rehearsal-for-life" during play an indicator of a child's readiness for the Termination stage.
-Name one reason why a therapist should not comfort the child by saying phrases like "everything will be okay" when engaging in Empathy, one of the Core Conditions of Counseling.
-Explain the danger of the therapist demonstrating reactionary behavior toward the child's actions.
-Explain what the speaker means when she says that the definition of self is the "totality of perceptions of the child."
-Explain the basis of the therapist's role with a child client regarding adjustment and maladjustment.
-Explain what the therapist should do in response to the child's actions instead of correcting them.
-Name the two situations that the speaker advised that the therapist refer the child to another therapist.
-Name the three reasons that mandalas can be particularly useful for young children, adolescents, or teens.
-Name the four steps in the "Pop the Problem" exercise.
-Explain what assumption the therapeutic use of a drawing is based on.
-Explain why should the therapist remain three or four feet from the child and move as the child moves, unless closer or greater distance is indicated.
-Explain the major rationale given to the mother when explaining the need to involve her in play therapy.
-Explain what behaviors children who deny their need for structure may display.
-Explain what types of feeding behaviors are often observed once the initial reactions to the food have been worked through.
-Name what two-stage developmental framework Anna Freud's account of the reasons why children do not make use of free-associative can be cast into.
-Explain very important in children's development, that the therapist should introduce gradually in whatever form the child can tolerate.
-Explain play satiation.
-Explain which play therapy activity involves each child standing in front of the group while the others make up a song in which he or she stars.
-Explain why Aaron was a good candidate for the squiggle game.
-Name the second stage in the developmental sequence of play identified by imitating and pretending.
-Explain why you should imitate every noise a cerebral palsy child makes during play therapy.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

 

 

 

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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs, Nurse CEUs
Play Therapy Techniques: Resolution of Core Feelings through Play

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