SPCL 7946X: Historical, Theoretical and Social Foundations of Play Therapy
45 hours, one hour conference; 4 credits
Overview and critical analysis of history of play therapy. Case-based approach to study of multiple theoretical and applied approaches with a diverse child population. Explore social and cultural contexts of play therapy; role of the play therapist; therapeutic relationship. Emphasis on working with families. Development of a diversity-sensitive approach to play therapy practice with children and families in school and community settings.