Play Therapy Doll House No. 13


(Play Therapy Student for Play Therapy Class)

Play Therapy Doll House No. 13

Play Therapy Doll House No. 13

I will admit that I dreaded having to make the play therapy dollhouse for my final exam in the play therapy class with Dr. Stangline. I haven’t seen a doll house in years and I have never made one before in my life. When the planning phase began I knew that I wanted to make a replica of the three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one story home that I grew up in. I piece of me wanted to turn it into a two story home but I chose to remain true to my childhood home.
I really enjoyed making the play therapy doll house. Seeing the home come together brought back a lot of childhood memories. When I think of my childhood I think of a time that was stress-free. I was allowed to be a child; I played outside with friends, and have a tree house in the backyard. When I think about my childhood I am sad that it didn’t last longer, but I understand that growing up is a part of life.
Hands down the doll house activity has been my favorite. Seeing how powerful of a tool it is was amazing. It is a great way to develop conversations that would not have otherwise come up. Although I do not plan on being a play therapist I look forward to learning more about the doll house approach because it can be beneficial to adults as well.
I am grateful for learning the importance of incorporating play into therapy. I think that as adults we take ourselves too seriously, and we miss out on a lot of fun by being the adult that we think we are supposed to be. Through this class I was reunited with my inner child and I am going to try my best not to lose touch with her again.

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