Play Therapy is available in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
What is Play Therapy?
It isn't just about the toys though children and adults like to play in our playrooms!
According to the American Association for Play Therapy, Play Therapy is
"the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal
process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of
play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and
achieve optimal growth and development." Training helps the clinician
gain understanding about the many theoretical models that are utilized
by the trained Play Therapist. The Canadian Association for Play Therapy
believes in the value of play therapy and its contribution to an
individual’s mental, emotional, social and psychological well being.
Much research validates the efficacy of Play Therapy. Dr. Sue Bratton
(former Professor at the University of North Texas) continues to gather
Child Therapy and Play Therapy research studies here.