*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate
Description: This chapter provides an overview of Adlerian play therapy, child-centered play therapy, cognitive-behavioral play therapy, ecosystemic play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, Jungian analytical play therapy, psychodynamic play therapy, and Theraplay. Prescriptive play therapy is also very briefly described. For each of the theoretical orientations in this chapter (except prescriptive, which by its very nature requires special treatment), a brief synopsis is provided of the following topics: (a) important theoretical constructs, (b) phases of the counseling process, (c) role of the therapist, (d) goals of therapy, (e) approach to working with parents and teachers, and (f) distinctive features.
Examine the theoretical underpinnings associated with the varied approaches to play therapy.
Relate how broader counseling theories and approaches may be applied in play therapy situations.
Source: Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, 2nd edition by Terry Kottman