Play therapy strategies to help preschoolers overcome traumatic events

Dublin Core

Title

Play therapy strategies to help preschoolers overcome traumatic events

Description

MS Ed: Early Childhood/Special Education

Abstract

There are many variables that can impact a child's development. One example of this is when children are exposed to different levels of traumatic events. Play therapy is one intervention that is proven to help children work through traumatic experiences. Children do not have the verbal skills that enable them to express their emotions. Play therapy is a technique where play used as a therapeutic method to assist children in coping with emotional stress or trauma. During play therapy, the child is given the freedom to determine the type of play but the therapist can have some control in selecting the type of play materials the child can choose.
This study sought to identify how play therapists define trauma, identify the selection of tools, materials, resources and approaches each therapist selected and implemented based on the services needed for the child. Through two experts with a range of experiences in play therapy were asked to discuss and describe the specific approaches, strategies and tools they utilize to help preschoolers overcome, or to work through a traumatic event.

Creator

Zipf, Melissa

Date Accepted

2014

Contributor

Gonzalez, Katia
Frumkin, Rhoda
Gazzard, Ann

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Is Part Of

Wagner College Electronic Thesis Collection

Format

application/pdf

Extent

57 pages

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Ed_2014_Zipf_Play

Citation

Zipf, Melissa, “Play therapy strategies to help preschoolers overcome traumatic events,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed October 20, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/15576.