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Monday, November 9, 2015

Session 3: Play Therapy

Session 3:
Play Therapy
Presented by: Laura Blake, M. A., LPC, NCC, ALPS
Friday, October 28, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.
Danny Pettry’s 
Mental Health Workshop for Recreational Therapists 
at River Park Hospital, in Huntington, WV
A Review by Danny Pettry

My good friend, Laura Blake

Goals of this session included:
·         Identify three components of play therapy
·         Identify the requirements for becoming a Registered Play Therapist
·         Identify at least one way Recreation Therapists and Play Therapists can work together on a comprehensive treatment team under the supervision and recommendations of an attending physician.

  • ·         Play therapy is a process for self-discovery utilizing toys or props during time of emotional instability.
  • ·        The process of allowing clients to be in control and increase the likelihood they can tap into their own resources to resolve the instability.
  • The process of taking pressure off of the client to “talk” about the issues. By using toys or props they can say the same thing in a more non-threatening manner.

She discussed the differences between non-directive play, directive play and combination play.

Information on becoming a play therapist is here:

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