*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate
Source: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy, third edition by Terry Kottman and Kristin Meany-Walen
Description: Play therapy is usually used as an intervention approach for working with young children who lack the abstract verbal abilities to articulate their difficulties clearly enough to receive support and assistance from counselors. Play therapy seems to work with children experiencing a broad range of difficulties. It can also be used as a modality to help older children, adolescents, and adults who would benefit from a fun, nonthreatening, creative expressive arts form of therapy.
Examine the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties.
Explore the rationale behind play therapy, the types of clients who are appropriate for play therapy, and different approaches used in play therapy.