The Therapeutic Powers of Play
- Explain how incorporating multiple powers of play can enhance the play therapy treatment.
- Explain why it is important for a play therapist to be able to match the therapeutic powers of play to the underlying disorder.
- Identify underlying theories that support the therapeutic powers of play.
- Identify at least 3 therapeutic powers and how they can be used to treat a child in play therapy.
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is Cofounder and Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, which recognized him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Schaefer is the author or coauthor of more than 100 research articles and author or editor of over 70 professional books, including Prescriptive Play Therapy; Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias; and Essential Play Therapy Techniques.