Play Therapy is non-directive (where the child leads the session, within safe boundaries), this helps children explain how they feel through play (playing with the tool-kit) as most children find it hard to talk about their problems and most of the time don't understand what they are feeling.
The play therapist uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques (the Play Therapy Tool-Kit) to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioural problems and/or are preventing children from realising their potential. For example, low self-esteem, freindship difficulties, who are adopted or fostered or those who have experienced some kind of loss or bereavement, emotional or physical abuse, trauma or bullying.
The Play Therapist eventually forms a trusting therapeutic relationship with the child which helps the child to then feel comfortable to engage in the therapy of healing.
In order to become a PTUK Certified Play Therapist a minimum of 200 hours of clinical work is required undergoing an intensive training course for 3 years.
An essential part of the work with the clients in providing support and advice upon issues that arise during the therapists clinical work.
Clinical supervision is an ongoing process and An essential part of the work with the clients in providing support and advice upon issues that arise during the therapists’ clinical work.
It is fundamentally their needs which are paramount in the supervision process.
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