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Building upon the theoretical foundations of Gestalt therapy, this course emphasizes the methods of Gestalt play therapy, role-play, and psychodrama by using puppet play, dramatic enactment, art, floor play, sand tray, and stories. The course also covers the Gestalt approach to assessment, limit-setting, goal-setting, the developing sense of self, and the therapeutic environment.

Other Credits: BBS, APT: 7 CE Hrs. APT Approved Provider 98-046.

Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy. While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy*, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program. *

Course Number: PSY-40239
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)