by Tanya Tucker
(Play Therapy Student for Play Therapy Class)
The play therapy game that I created was one similar to “Hot Potato” that I played as a kid in Elementary and Middle school. I took a nerf ball that I had put different stickers on it that represent a feeling. The counselor would have all the students stand in a circle. She would then have the students toss the ball around in a circle. The counselor would have a timer that she randomly sets. When the timer goes off, whoever has the ball has to share. The counselor then gives the child a scenario to explain how they would handle the situation. Some examples would be bullying, death, divorce, and cheating in school. As the children share, more conversation will be created.
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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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