** The book is required for this course and is not included in the price of the course. The book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Infant-Play-Therapy-Foundations-Programs/dp/1138613304
**This is a book-study course only. You will purchase the book on your own (it is not included). After you finish reading the book, you can login to take the quiz and obtain your certificate. There are NO supplemental materials (PowerPoints, lecture, etc) included in this book-study course.
Description of the book:
Infant Play Therapy is a groundbreaking resource for practitioners interested in the varied play therapy theories, models, and programs available for the unique developmental needs of infants and children under the age of three.
The impressive list of expert contributors in the fields of play therapy and infant mental health cover a wide range of early intervention play-based models and topics. Chapters explore areas including: neurobiology, developmental trauma, parent-infant attachment relationships, neurosensory play, affective touch, grief and loss, perinatal depression, adoption, autism, domestic violence, sociocultural factors, and more. Chapter case studies highlight leading approaches and offer techniques to provide a comprehensive understanding of both play therapy and the ways we understand and recognize the therapeutic role of play with infants.
In these pages professionals and students alike will find valuable clinical resources to bring healing to family systems with young children.
By the end of this E-book learning course, Practitioners will be able to:
Recite the “working” definition of “infant play therapy.”
State at least three different infant focused assessments.
Describe three ways that the neurobiology of touch contributes to developing a secure attachment relationship.
List at least five different types of play for infants and young children.
Describe at least 5 different infant play therapy interventions.
State at least five different types of problems areas related to infants as identified in the book.
Analyze the differences between the varied infant play therapy models presented in the book.
State the seven basic infant mental health principles as set forth through the WAIMH.