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AA. Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT):  What To Do and How To Do It

Jacqueline George, LCSW, RPT-S

Child Centered Play Therapy is a therapeutic approach for working with children that empowers the child.  It can be utilized in a preventative manner or to help children work through changes, emotional reactions, abuse, trauma or crises in their lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key concepts and principles of Child Centered Play Therapy

  2. List the critical toys for a play therapy room that utilizes Child Centered Play Therapy

  3. Explain play therapy themes, stages of play therapy, and how to terminate the therapy relationship in a healthy manner

  4. Identify at least 2 personal issues that may impact the therapeutic relationship in play therapy

  5. Describe at least 2 methods to incorporate parental involvement in play therapy

  6. Apply and practice therapeutic responses, treatment planning and engage in play therapy activities