Product Details

Introduction to Theories and Techniques of Play Therapy (PSY-340)
Location:
Various: distance learning format

Length:
Varies (self-study; self-paced)

Dates:
April 2019 - Present.

Subject Area:
Psychology

Number of Credits:
3

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: compare and contrast essential people, theorists, and organizations that shaped the history of the profession of play therapy; compare and contrast the most widely accepted theoretical models of play therapy; identify developmentally appropriate play therapy toys and materials; identify and differentiate play therapy techniques with children who have been traumatized; examine and discuss play therapy techniques for use with anxiety, ADHD and other mental disorders; define the ethical issues that are unique to play therapy; and examine issues of diversity and how they impact play therapy, from choice of materials to the relationship with the client.

Instruction: 

This course introduces students to essential elements and principles of play therapy, including history, modalities, techniques, applications, and skills. Topics include a variety of play therapy theoretical orientations and specific skills, which can be used when working with children and their families using the developmentally appropriate setting of play.  Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Science, Counseling, Teacher Education, or General Science (1/20).


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