- Play is revealing on many levels.
- Intervention in the "play
world" (treatment done within the displacement) generalizes to
other life arenas.
- Play therapy changes the child client by
offering new understanding, greater awareness of affects and motives,
and re-focusing development.
- The child’s environment is "good
enough," so changes within the child will be supported and
sustained by others.
- The child is fairly well put together
(able to relate to others, to see benefit in relationships).
- Having the language to discus needs and
events is optimal.
- There is motivation within the child to
- Motivation in the family (and
collaterals) to support the therapy, and support for the costs of a
relatively long form of therapy. This may require consultation by the
play therapist with many adults.
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