This unit will go through the historical development of Play Therapy including major theoretical practices in the field with an overview on the importance of play in child development. Additionally the unit will explore the implementation of various play therapy theories including the skills, knowledge and processes necessary for a successful Play Therapy session. Cultural considerations in context to Play Therapy practices are a major topic of this unit.
This unit targets professionals from a range of disciplines. The aim of this unit is to teach skills that can be incorporated in their already known skillset. This unit will be offered in Summer Semester in Internal mode with week by week delivery, and in Semester 1 in external mode with a compulsory intensive block.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - HANDBOOK OF PLAY THERAPY
PRESCRIBED TEXT - A THERAPIST'S GUIDE TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT
PRESCRIBED TEXT - COUNSELLING CHILDREN
RECOMMENDED TEXT -PLAY THERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE