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
Reflections are a key aspect of child-centered play therapy. Being able to make strong reflections will help develop counselor's abilities to work in not only child counseling, but counseling with adults and adolescents as well. Reflections are so important in counseling because they not only communication to the client that you are listening, but that… Continue reading Strengthen Your Therapeutic Reflections
Welcome to the second post in the play products series! This series discusses play therapy products that I frequently use in my work as a play therapist and products that I think are valuable for you to know about! As a disclosure, I have no connection to the marketers of this product. I am simply recommending… Continue reading Play Products: Mad Dragons
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
< Play is children's way to communicate. Children do not have the cognitive ability to extensively communicate verbally like adults do. This is why play therapy is such a helpful way for children to solve their inner conflicts! Not only is play therapy a helpful intervention in individual therapy, but it is helpful in group… Continue reading The Importance of Play in Group Therapy
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
Here are some statements that I frequently hear from parents and caregivers as my clients enter or exit our therapy sessions: "Go have fun with Miss Kait!" "Have fun!" "Did you have fun today?" "Was it fun?" It doesn't take an expert to find out that the commonality in these statements is FUN. And I have… Continue reading Should Play Therapy Be Fun?