A challenge therapists may face is watching children struggle during tasks which leads to feeling the need to comfort a child as they play out difficult situations. However, it is important that children work through their struggles. Trice-Black et al. (2013) state that providing children with an environment of safety where they struggle to successfully complete tasks promotes independence, self-esteem, and
In the book Dibs in Search of Self, Virginia M,Axline brings forth that it is very important to pay attention to the psychology of children in today’s world and they should be supported emotionally and mentally by their parents. She also portrays the way in which the play therapy sessions should be conducted. The play therapy session depends both on the therapist and the child and that every moment and step during the session is essential for child. The book is an educational and heart- warming therapeutic tale of child psychology. Dr. Axline maintains her emotional distance from Dibs but understand him with patience and helps him to be confident, responsible and
Part of the play and art therapy sessions would consist of drawings, clay works and playing with toys to determine the cause of disturbed behaviours. Parent- child bonding would also be encourage during sessions this is to improve family communication and to allow parents to understand why children exhibits behavioural issues. It is also important to that during sessions parents discuss their thoughts that they see in their children to understand the importance of play in children and parents to be able to spend quality time with their children. In order for successful communication to be present within the family, one must be able to share
PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSIGNMENT: 1. Effectiveness of play therapy on various psychiatric disorders. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” - Plato Introduction: The Association for Play Therapy defined 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” Play therapy refers to a method of psychotherapy with children in which a therapist uses a child's fantasies and the symbolic meanings of his or her play as a medium for understanding and communication with the child. The aim of play therapy is to decrease those behavioural and emotional difficulties that interfere significantly with a child's normal functioning. Inherent in this aim is improved communication and understanding between the child and his parents.
Partnership between parents and schools plays a crucial role in a childs development. A positive parent-teacher relationship helps your child feel good about school and be successful in school. It demonstrates to your child that they can trust their teacher, because you do. The partnership between parents/carers and the school needs to be a two way relationship, the parents need information about what and how their child is learning, and the teacher needs important feedback from the parent about the childâ€™s academic and social development. This positive partnership makes a child feel like the important people in his life are working together for the benefit of him/her.
Other experts believe the therapist should strive to be non-directive relative to interpretation, exploration, and solution. While many experts have different beliefs and opinions regarding play therapy it is important to understand that all children are receptive to various approaches to treatment and there is not one singular technique that will help every
Children go through many transitions, so it is important that the children’s key person is meeting their individual needs. They should always be positive and welcoming. When aiming to meet children’s individual needs, practitioners must regard every child as unique. Likewise, the practitioner must acknowledge that attachment is important for a child’s emotional well-being during transitions, therefore they must ensure that the child feels a sense of acceptance, love and respect. Similarly, if possible, a transition should be thoughtfully planned and organised so that the child will receive the appropriate amount of support and are able to do it at their own pace.
For example, if the therapist suspects that the child 's needs are not met by the parent even though the parent claims that they no longer feel depressed the therapist may face a dilemma concerning whether they should contact the child protection services or whether they must arrange a meeting with the parent. The therapist might be unsure about whether the meeting with the parent would be productive and whether child would be better cared for or that it would be impractical as the parent is still having difficulties themselves and may even terminate the child from therapy as they would be afraid that the child may disclose scenarios from home in therapy. However, if the non-depressed parent can make changes and support the child it would prevent the child protection from being involved with which there may be a risk of the child losing a home and being separated from the parents. Since the child is already dealing with social anxiety he or she may not be able to adapt to a new environment. Therefore the situation needs to be assessed carefully on what is best for the
Connect with the person you are talking to so they feel you are not just hearing the words & that you understand. With children the environment they are brought up in effects their behaviour. Show them that there are boundaries & limits within a school but always make this age appropriate so they will understand. It is important they learn to consider others feelings but just as important to now forget their own feelings and emotions & how to deal with them. Effective communication rather than say getting into and argument which will only upset people and make the situation worse.
Why aren’t more parents testing their children in order to see where their state of mind and mental health stands, and be capable to better comprehend them and their deeds. Parents should take action to want to help their children when they struggle with disorders because of the possibilities that the child may struggle in life during adulthood. A child who gets the treatment required to help them take control of their illness will strive and benefit from it. Society also benefits from a child who gets help because it is less likely that they developed issues that could disrupt their daily functions. The child receives help and also benefits from a better and healthier