Non-Directive Play Therapy RETIRED BUT MAY OCCUR AGAIN IN 2020

Non-Directive Play Therapy is the most prominent model of play therapy. Child-centered play therapy was developed by Virginia Axline based on the principles Client-Centered Therapy by Carl Rogers. Its premise is that if a therapist creates a safe therapeutic environment a child will initiate the therapeutic work they need to do to resolve presenting issues.… Continue reading Non-Directive Play Therapy RETIRED BUT MAY OCCUR AGAIN IN 2020

Introduction to Filial Therapy -RETIRED but may be Brought back 2022

Filial Therapy Filial therapy is an educative treatment approach where principles of non-directive play therapy are taught to and practiced by, the parents. The parents first learn and practice non-directive play therapy through the use of role-playing and videos. They are given homework assignments to practice play therapy with their children where they follow the… Continue reading Introduction to Filial Therapy -RETIRED but may be Brought back 2022

Relational Therapeutic Play Certificate- The Therapeutic Powers of Play

   This course introduces students to the Therapeutic Powers of Play (Schaefer, Drewes, 2007).  Fraser, T., Ventrella, M. (2019). A tapestry of relational child and youth care practice. Toronto, Ont. Canadian Scholars Press.  Schaefer, C., Drewes, A. (2007).The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New York. Stuart,… Continue reading Relational Therapeutic Play Certificate- The Therapeutic Powers of Play

Relational Therapeutic Play Certificate- Introduction to Relational Therapeutic Play

Course Learning Outcomes   Students will have demonstrated the ability to: Explore what play is developmentally, culturally and generationally  Identify key terms that help distinguish Relational Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy. Describe the difference between Relational Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy.  Identify how relational therapeutic play can positively impact an individual’s emotional, physical, social and… Continue reading Relational Therapeutic Play Certificate- Introduction to Relational Therapeutic Play