PYI 526: Using Play in Therapy

2009-09-16 -

Meeting Dates and Instructor Changed.

Synonym:

63769 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Torie Portrie-Bethke

Credits:

1

Seats:

17

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 11/14 - 11/15 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Individual Assessment and Intervention Strategies

This course is designed to introduce students to specific applications of play in therapy. Play is an essential component when working with children, to create a comfortable and open environment for self-expression. Students will explore making dolls, art, games and sandtray to access a playful means of engaging clients. These therapeutic tools and approach will be explored as interventions, to enhance communication and address therapeutic goals. The information will be presented in slides, lecture and highlighted through experiential exercises. There is a material fee of $20.00 which includes dolls, doll hair, hot glue, model magic, boxes and some fabrics. (See course syllabus for additional materials to be supplied by participants).