Play Therapy Interventions

Feelings Charades Play Therapy Intervention

> There are so many interventions out there that focus on feelings! Emotional identification is one of the primary things we focus on in child therapy, so it's great that there are so many resources to expand your feeling intervention repertoire! Today's blog will talk about Feelings Charade! The thing that I love about the Feelings… Continue reading Feelings Charades Play Therapy Intervention

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Play Therapy Interventions

2 Ways to Make Stress Balls

I LOVE using stress balls in child therapy! Stress balls are a great way to work on coping skills with kiddos. You can have them squeeze the stress balls when they are feeling anxious or angry, play with the stress balls when they are hyper and unable to go outside and play, or use the… Continue reading 2 Ways to Make Stress Balls

Play Therapy Interventions

5 Ways to Use Beach Balls in Child Therapy

I love using easy to find products as a child therapist! There are so many interventions that I have seen for play therapy that include expensive, difficult to find, and unsustainable objects. I try my best to provide you all (my wonderful play readers!) with interventions that are inexpensive and able to be used over… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Beach Balls in Child Therapy

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Trauma Timeline Child Therapy Assessment

Today's child therapy intervention is another assessment to use with individuals in my personally favorite population, traumatized and abused children. In many trauma treatments, it is encouraged that therapists have their clients re-tell their trauma history through a trauma narrative. It is thought that creating a trauma narrative can be therapeutic and healing for child… Continue reading Trauma Timeline Child Therapy Assessment

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Child Therapy Intervention for Coping with the Loss of a Parent

I've had some requests for some more posts on grief and loss, so today's post will be focusing on just that. I have recently been working with some clients who are coping with the loss of a parent. The loss of a parent at such a young age can be a really difficult and confusing… Continue reading Child Therapy Intervention for Coping with the Loss of a Parent

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Fill Your Cup Self-Care Activity

Self-care. A term that is thrown around so much in the field of mental health. But boy is it important, for both the clinician and the client. Today's child therapy intervention will be focusing on self-care and assisting the client in identifying ways that they participate in self-care. I have worked with many clients recently… Continue reading Fill Your Cup Self-Care Activity

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Play Therapy Interventions for ADHD

ADHD is a very common diagnosis among children.  I highly doubt that I am the first one to tell you that! However, there are definitely a lack of interventions for therapists to utilize with children dealing with problems related to ADHD. Today, I will be discussing four interventions that I use on a consistent basis… Continue reading Play Therapy Interventions for ADHD