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Question 2: Is someone who uses therapeutic play skills with children a Play Therapist?


No. For someone using therapeutic play the aim is not to form a medium or long term therapeutic relationship with the child in the way that a Play Therapist does. Therapeutic play is extremely valuable in dealing with lower order conditions before they become entrenched and in detecting children who need longer term and more specialised help.

A Play Therapist will usually have more skills and experience in using a play therapy 'tool-kit'.

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