Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Play therapy; Child psychology;
Play therapy is a current trend in school and mental health counseling that takes into account the importance of play for a child's self -expression. It is primarily used with children ranging from three to ten years in age (Knell, 1995). Play therapy is not a theory that stands alone; counselors utilizing play therapy draw from their personal theoretical orientation and blend it with play as the primary means of communication (Cochran, 1996).
The purpose of this paper is to describe play therapy skills. In addition, two theories of play therapy that could be implemented in a school setting will be presented. Play media, techniques, and implications for school counselors will also be addressed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2001 Melissa M. Sitzmann
Sitzmann, Melissa M., "Play therapy" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 1538.