COUN7510: Play Therapy I: History, Ethics, and Systems of PT

This course will introduce essential people and theorists that shaped the history of the profession of play therapy. It will help to identify developmentally appropriate play therapy toys and materials. The course will deepen the student's understanding of the developmental stages of children and children's play. Students will learn how to evaluate and assess elements of and stages within the play therapy relationship, from intake to termination. The course will allow the student to appreciate the legal and ethical issues that are unique to play therapy, as well as understand issues of diversity and how they impact every facet of play therapy. Fee: Additional fee required.