I feel so fortunate that fellow play therapist, Pam Dyson, has offered to have me guest post during NATIONAL PLAY THERAPY WEEK! I decided the best thing I could share with you would be helpful reminders of the basics of child-centered play therapy.
Whether you're a brand new play therapist or you've been doing it for years … whether you're a child centered play therapy “purist”, completely directive, or you like to mix it up, these concepts can help improve your therapeutic relationships with children and help you become more effective. You can find all these images and posts to go with them on my blog, PlayDrMom
Principles for Relationships with Children (Landreth)
Principles of Play (Chazan)
Tenets for Relating to Children (Landreth)
The Relationship: Key to Play Therapy (Landreth)
What Children Learn in Play Therapy (Landreth)
Questions Play Therapists Should Ask Themselves (Landreth)