About Play Therapy
Association for Play Therapy (USA) defines Play Therapy as "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development."
Our children, adolescents and families under duress need help to explore their feelings, to express themselves and to make sense of their life experiences. Often, talking might not be helpful as they might struggle to find words to articulate complex and often confusing feelings.
By leveraging on play and creative work, play therapy builds on natural ways that clients learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. When done in a therapeutic setting with a trained therapist, clients have a safe and appropriate way of dealing, addressing and resolving their challenges.
is the child's way of communicating just as talking is the adult's natural way of communicating. In the playroom, toys are used like words and play is the child's language."
Dr. Garry Landreth