COUN7512: Advanced Play Therapy Techniques and Practice I

Class Program
Credits 1

Students will learn the basic skills necessary to use the play interventions of therapeutic storytelling, sand play, bibliotherapy, and game play. This course will teach students how storytelling can be used effectively with both children and young adolescents to help them gain personal understanding and self-acceptance. Sand play is a unique technique that combines the wonderful use of touch and texture with that of creating a metaphor or narrative of the child's world. Students will learn the basic steps of using sand play and the sand tray in their work with children. Bibliotherapy refers to a process designed to help individuals solve problems and better understand themselves through reading literature or watching movies, videotapes, and the like. Games serve a variety of functions in counseling, and this class will demonstrate how games can be used to teach new behaviors, facilitate verbalization, and address specific concerns of a child or adolescent. Fee: Additional fee required.