This week, February 7-13th is National Play Therapy Week!
So let's talk about play therapy and how it can help your child and family!
What is Play Therapy?
Play Therapy is an evidence-based practice for working with children to improve their mental health. Play Therapy uses the natural language of children and the therapeutic powers of play to help children process their feelings and experiences. For both prevention and healing from trauma and stressful events. Why Play Therapy?
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines Play Therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained Play Therapists to use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development." They are the credential body for clinicians to obtain the Registered Play Therapist designation, denoting achievement of the education, supervision necessary to ensure play therapy is being practiced ethically and theoretically appropriate.