APT credits available for this course are: 1 hour of theory and 1 hour of skills and methods
This 2 hour course will closely examine the roots of the humanistic theoretical foundation of child centered play therapy through examination of the works of Dr. Carl Rogers, his student Dr. Virginia Axline and Dr. Garry Landreth. We will observe video examples of child centered play therapy sessions that exemplify the nature of “playful presence and connection” and then will consider how this level of being with the child client through playful presence and connection can carry over into facilitative and directive play therapy interventions when prescriptively applied to the treatment plan.
- Define and describe client centered theoretical orientation and how it translates to child centered play therapy.
- Explain how the research supports empirical establishment of efficacy of child centered play therapy.
- List and name Axline’s 8 principles of play therapy and name 5 ways play serves as an agent of change and growth.
- Describe how and why playful presence and connection with the therapist is so vital for the child client in particular case examples presented.
$349.00Play Therapy Theory and Applications
$55.00Play Therapy Across The Lifespan
$50.00Treating Trichotillomania with Play Therapy
$25.00Play Therapy and Family Court: How to Navigate Risks and Realities of Divorce & Custody Related Cases