COUN7511: Advanced Play Therapy I: Contemporary Theory and Research

Over the past decade, the practice of play therapy has witnessed a number of innovations and refinements of existing procedures. The goal of this class is to present a state-of-the-art overview of the latest advances and developments in the field, including the three main pillars of therapy:  theory, research and practice. This course will present the leading theories in play therapy and the current research being done to demonstrate their relevance to the practice of play therapy with children and their families. The core theories that will be explored in this course are psychodynamic models (i.e., Psychoanalytic, Jungian, and Adlerian approaches, etc.) and humanistic models (i.e., Child-Centered, Filial, Gestalt, and Experiential approaches, etc.). Fee: Additional fee required.