Help for Kids in Play Therapy Technique: Clip Art Theater

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Help for Kids in Play Therapy Technique / Play Therapy Activity

Help for Kids in Play Therapy Technique / Play Therapy Activity

This is my play therapy clip art theater! When Dr. S initially introduced the concept of clip art miniatures, I fell in love! I felt reassured that if I did not have a miniature that a client needed that I could not quickly make, I had a go-to resource. My clip art theater was my first experience with clip art.

I made the play therapy theater quickly and with materials readily avaliable at my site so that I could be sure I could recreate the experience with a play therapy client spontaneously.
I am really pleased with how my play therapy theater turned out. I was apprehensive about being able to find miniatures in magazines, but I did what Dr. S said, and 'let the miniatures pick me' and it worked! After I had collected a few miniatures I sat back and looked at what I picked and analyzed why I thought I picked them.

I had picked play therapy miniatures that represented parts of myself and/or my roles. The brain represents the student role and it is big because that role is dominating all others in my life right now. The woman holding a weight over her head represents to me the role I play with my family. The pleaser role and aspect of myself really comes out with my family. The woman with lots of things circling around her head in mid-air represents how I feel most of the time, balancing many things at once.

The silly orange represents my fun, goofy side that I don't have much time for right now, but will be coming out more once I am finished with school. The masked lady represents my private self, who I am behind closed doors alone. I learned a lot about myself throughout his activity. I really taught me a lot about how I see my self, my life, and my feelings.

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"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.

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