COUN7519: Filial and Family Play

This course will present three current models of play therapy with families; namely, Person Centered Family Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy. Participants will acquire knowledge of each theory‚Äôs basic tenets and their effective clinical applications, as well as review the current research being done to demonstrate their relevance to the practice of play therapy with families. Each approach's unique challenges in implementation and application will also be discussed. Participants will learn the basic skills necessary to use the play interventions of Child Parent Relationship Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Family Play Therapy. This course will help participants distinguish between these three basic models of play therapy with families by defining the concepts, goals, and techniques specific to each approach. Fee: Additional fee required.