happens in Play Therapy?
Before a child begins
play therapy sessions, a meeting needs to take place between myself
and their parent(s) or caregiver. This is an opportunity to discuss
their child’s needs, and gather any background information that
may assist in understanding their problems. Consistency is important,
so play therapy sessions will usually take place once a week, at the
same time. They will need to be brought to their appointment by a parent
/ caregiver, and picked up at the end of the session. Sessions usually
last one hour.
Sometimes it is helpful
for a parent / caregiver to be a part of sessions. This will always
be discussed and planned beforehand. Play therapy may be a short-term
intervention or a process that extends over a longer period, according
to a child’s needs.