Via recorded webinar
The relationship and connection between therapist and child client is the essential and foundational piece to effective play therapy according to Dr. Garry Landreth and the 8 principles of Virginia Axline. The process of establishing that necessary foundational rapport while allowing for ample opportunity for the therapist to assess and conceptualize the child’s presenting issues and context therein can be achieved effectively with a balance of child-centered play therapy along with facilitative play-based interventions and techniques.
Original recording date: 9/20/2019 Length: 120 min
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the foundational basis of child centered theoretical orientation and meaningful, authentic application.
- Describe the most recent research that supports empirical establishment of efficacy of child centered play therapy.
- Name 5 ways play serves as an agent of change and growth in terms of forming and maintaining relationship in the play therapy process.
- Name 10 elements of the rapport-building process including Axline’s 8 principles of play therapy.
- List at least 10 ice-breaking and initial assessment play-based techniques to assist in establishing the therapeutic relationship.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Axline, V. M. (2013).Play therapy. United States: Hesperides Press.
Bratton, S. C. (2015). The Empirical Support for Play Therapy: Strengths and Limitations.Handbook of Play Therapy, 651–668. doi: 10.1002/9781119140467.ch35
Glover, G., & Landreth, G. L. (2015). Child-Centered Play Therapy.Handbook of Play Therapy, 93–118. doi: 10.1002/9781119140467.ch5
Knell, S. M. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral play therapy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Kramer, R. (2019). The “Birth” of Client-Centered Therapy. The Birth of Relationship Therapy, 91–97. doi: 10.30820/9783837974690-91
Landreth, G. L. (2012). Play therapy: The Art of the Relationship. New York, NY: Routledge.
Lin, Y.-W., & Bratton, S. C. (2015). A Meta-Analytic Review of Child-Centered Play Therapy Approaches. Journal of Counseling & Development,93(1), 45–58. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2015.00180.x
Pipe, T. B. (2014). Fundamentals of Client-Therapist Rapport. Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, 151–162. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-323-09104-6.00013-4
Ray, D. C. (2011). Advanced play therapy: essential conditions, knowledge, and skills for child practice. London: Routledge.
Schaefer, C. E. (1993). The Therapeutic powers of play. Northvale, NJ: J. Aronson.
Schaefer, C. E., & Drewes, A. A. (2015). Prescriptive Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 227–240. doi: 10.1002/9781119140467.ch10
Smith, P. K. (2009). Children and Play. doi: 10.1002/9781444311006 Support, C. W. (2017, April 19). Icebreaker Activities for Children in Therapy. Retrieved from https://childswork.com/blogs/childswork-childsplay-blog/best-icebreaker-activities-for-children-and-youth-therapy
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