By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain how nondirective play therapy can help a counselor provide a safe atmosphere for children.
-Explain two reasons why play therapy can make as effective for children as talk therapy is for adults.
-Explain the danger of the therapist demonstrating reactionary behavior toward the child's actions.
-Explain the meaning of the definition of self given by the speaker "totality of perceptions of the child."
-Explain the basis of the therapists role with a child client regarding adjustment and maladjustment.
-Explain two situations where the therapist should refer the child to another therapist.
-Explain the four steps in the "Pop the Problem" exercise.
-Explain the therapeutic use of a drawing.
-Explain the behaviors of a child that is denying his/her need for structure.
-Explain the definition of play satiation.
-Explain the second stage in the developmental sequence of play.
-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."