Integrated Play Therapy

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February 2022

learn to play

Learn to Play Learn to Play is a therapeutic program that has been created by Professor Karen Stagnitti to help children build their play ability when they find play challenging. Whilst many children can play on their own, others need the support of a play therapist to model and teach them how to play to …

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humanistic play therapy

Humanistic Play Therapy In Humanistic play therapy, children are supported by a trained play therapist who uses the therapeutic powers of play as the core agents to facilitate change whilst establishing an environment that is based on safety and trust. Within this relationship, and space, children are encouraged to discover and explore their thoughts and …

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What is a Play Therapist? Toys are children’s words and play is their language Gary Landreth In Australia, play therapists undertake a Master’s Degree to obtain registration as a Play Therapist. Many Play therapists have previously worked with children in other professions including allied health, social work, psychology, or teaching.   Play therapists have been …

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When to see a play therapist Enter into children’s play, and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet Virginia Axline At times children can experience feelings and behaviours that may cause disruption to their lives and impact their emotions and psychological wellbeing, and their ability to cope and relate well …

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How play therapy can support your child Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul Friedrich Froebel Play is a child’s natural form of communication and contributes to their learning and development; it builds children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and …

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The Therapeutic Process Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity Kay Redfield Jamison The Play therapist will first meet with the parent or carers to discuss the history of the child and their development, functioning and present/past concerns. The Play therapist then meets with the …

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