Play Therapy Course and Laboratory

The play therapy course (SCOUN-705) is designed to inform and train graduate students on play therapy theory, research and use in school and clinical settings. Initially, non-directive play therapy techniques are learned and practiced by students with a transition into directive techniques over the course of the semester.

Graduate students learn to develop an on-going therapeutic relationship with one or two children ages 3-12 through weekly play sessions. During the play sessions, the student therapists learn to use the play process to help children understand their feelings and behaviors. The weekly play sessions take place in the play therapy lab and videotaped sessions are reviewed by the instructor and graduate assistant for feedback and development of play therapy skills.

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