Case Review 1 of Play Therapy

Welcome to your Case Review 1 of Play Therapy

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In EPT, the intake process focuses on the behavior of the child, rather than the meaning of the behavior.

In EPT, the therapist views relationships as the key contributing factor in the process of healing the child.

From the intake summary and DVD presentation, it is apparent that:

In EPT, the feelings the therapist experiences as a result of the child’s play process is:

According to EPT, when a child plays in water:

According to EPT, the therapist views the children’s play in play therapy as having deeper meaning than most parents would ascribe.

Play therapists should not interpret children’s play because there is no research on play as a dynamic in children’s lives.

Child-directed play therapy should not be considered valid until the child is a six-year old or has completed kindergarten.

The most basic need of children who have experienced trauma is to survive.

The child in the DVD indicated that she has been traumatized because she displayed:

In EPT, it is believed that the child plays the play that is internally pressing the child’s sensory experiences.

A child asks if their best friend can come into the play session since they had a sleep over the night before the session:

Singing is not allowed in play therapy.

The child in the DVD is:

In EPT pigs can fly.

To a child, play is only an activity to fill time.

One of the themes of the girl in the DVD is:

According to EPT, one important question to ask in an intake is the parent’s observation of the child regressive behavior.

The girl in the DVD used birds to represent her need to escape the trauma event.

Most children who come to play therapy feel positive with this form of therapy.