Play Continuum FAQs
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Therapeutic play and play therapy - what's the difference?
Play Continuum Frequently Asked Questions
The seven questions below are examples of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that are asked about play therapy, therapeutic play skills and creative arts therapies.
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Question 1: What is the difference between play which provides a therapeutic benefit and therapeutic play?
Question 2: Is someone who uses therapeutic play skills with children a Play Therapist?
Question 3: How does play work fit into the scheme of things?
Question 4: Is a Play Therapist using psychological therapies the same as a child psychotherapist or psychologist?
Question 5: Are Art, Drama, Music Therapists also Play Therapists? We’ve got an Art Therapist so why should we need a Play Therapist as well?
Question 6: When is a particular application of play suitable for a child in a specific circumstance? This is an especially important issue to ensure that children are not harmed, or that their development is delayed because of an inappropriate intervention.
Question 7: How do I train for a career in play therapy or therapeutic play?
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