Kids' Workshop Q&AJoin our Question and Answer session with Barbara and Heather
Questions and Answers Session with Barbara & Heather
June 12th, 2021
9AM – 12PM PDT.
Join our Question and Answer session with Barbara and Heather to address your questions about person-centered play therapy and their experiences of working with children.
Welcome fellow child therapist. Have you ever wondered how engaging a child in therapy is different than simply playing with a child?
How are children different than adults?
All human beings use “symbol” to express thoughts and feelings. Language is a natural vehicle for expression, and develops over time with experience and exposure. Children, unlike their adult counterparts who mostly use the spoken word, also wish to express themselves and wish to be received and accepted. But they use their own, different ways to communicate.
How did children get "stuck" in the process of their development?
Children look to others – parents, teachers, other adults – to guage what is acceptable and what is not. As a result, children learn life “rules” that sometimes constrain their individuality, and their ability to express their special uniqueness. When this happens, their natural curiosity becomes constricted and impeded. So does their development.
How can a therapist set up optimal conditions for child growth?
Understanding, practicing, and learning the Person-centered core conditions allows child therapist practitioners to establish trust, facilitate congruent expression, and set the stage for psychological growth and development of children, both in the present and in the future.
Have you ever wondered how engaging a child in therapy is different than simply playing with a child?
Why not bring your own questions to ask our masters as you develop into an expert child therapist ?