It is a type of psychotherapy used for mentally ill patients to act out situations in play and express their ideas, conflicts, and emotional problems.
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Types of play therapy
Structured vs. unstructured play therapy
Structured play includes an adequately organized place to gather certain information about the child, whereas there will be no organized situations in formless.
Directive vs. Nondirective play therapy
In the directive play, the therapist provides the direction for the child in nondirective play therapy, with no advice from the therapist, only a playroom equipped with adequate materials toys.
Individual vs. group play therapy
In individual play, the child gives the freedom to play independently, and in group play therapy, more than two children can involve.
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Free play vs. Controlled play therapy
In that free play, the child has their own choices or freedom to play games. In controlled play therapy, the child G a limited space set, which IVESis already established before.
Functions of play therapy
Psychiatrists give family therapy to help the family members communicate effectively and resolve the issues without facing stressful situations. I have already covered Marital and Family Therapy: Goals, Complications and Types in depth:
- It explores the family relationship of the child.
- It allows the person to express the hidden things that a person is having.
- We can obtain the right intelligence level of the child.
- It is possible to get a good idea of the intelligence level of the child.
- The sibling relationship can develop.
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Play therapy activities
Play is a natural mode of growth and development in children. I also wrote an article on Play Therapy For Kids also you can read.
Play therapy activities aim to engage the child and enable the child to tell their story and, in the telling, reshape it accordingly.
The therapist takes the lead by specifying the toys and some games used in the session. Sessions take area in an environment where the child feels safe. The therapist may use some techniques and activities that involve:
- Toy phones
- Puppets, animal, and masks
- Arts and crafts
- Dance movement therapy and
- Music therapy
- Creative visualization
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When is play therapy used?
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Play therapy uses play to uncover and deal with psychological issues. Can use it particularly with children or along with other therapies and medications.
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