Play Therapy for Children

By: Betty Kershner, Ph.D. - Registered Toronto Psychologist  26-10-2014
Keywords: Art Therapy, Registered Psychologist, play therapy

For children, play can be a language of communication. Things that they don’t know how to express in words can be put out in clear view with toys, drawings, and play interactions. Working with these materials and sharing the play with the therapist, a child can experience a sense of being in it together, of being understood, which can be shared by the therapist with the parent. The child can develop a feeling of mastery over what is bothersome via the mastery that they enact over the toys and play.

Keywords: Art Therapy, Child Psychologist, Child Psychology, Child Therapy, play therapy, Registered Psychologist

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