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These two adorable play therapy puppets were made from a gifted student in my play therapy class. He did the most amazing job on the paper towel holder puppet and the pom pom hair puppet.
The play therapy student in my play therapy class became very attached to the pom pom hair puppet during the final exam presentation this student gave. We agreed that the colors in the hair from the pom pom balls made this a special puppet.
Any child would gravitate to these play therapy puppets. They were inexpensive to make from scraps. You can make a play therapy puppet out of almost anything. Just open your mind and be creative!
I often find I am at my most creative when I am in a pinch and need to make something, or have my play therapy client make something they need at that very moment. I often go running to my cabinet to see what materials I have on hand.
These "in a pinch" play therapy sessions make me stretch myself as a Creative Counselor. When one is doing school counseling, or in private practice, funds are often tight.
I encourage my play therapy students to utilize items they may already have. I also try to find ways to use recycled materials as it helps not only the children in play therapy, but the environment.
My wish is that you will find the benefits of play therapy either as a trained professional play therapist, or play therapy client!
I truly hope that Creative Counseling 101 can open the creative doors for your practice with clients!
Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.
*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
"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.
For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.
Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.
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