Definition of Therapeutic Play
It’s one of degree. Therapeutic play
can only be used for slight to mild/moderate problems. The Register title is Certified Practitioner
in Therapeutic Play Skills, who have to have clinical supervision and abide by
the standards of the Register.
Please see: www.playtherapyregister.org.uk
Therapeutic play may also be used as a
method of detecting more serious problems that may be dealt with by referring
on to a play therapist, child psychotherapist or other mental health
specialist. A therapeutic relationship is established and because there is a
degree of clinical responsibility, clinical supervision is essential.
Therapeutic play has a valuable
function in preventing slight or mild problems becoming worse. A recognised
qualification is the PTUK accredited Certificate in
Therapeutic Play course.
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