What is play therapy?
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as "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."
What is Animal Assisted Play Therapy:
Animal Assisted Play Therapy® is the integrated involvement of animals in the context of play therapy, in which appropriately-trained therapists and animals engage with child, family, and adult clients primarily in play interventions aimed at improving the client’s psychosocial health, while simultaneously ensuring the animal’s well-being and voluntary engagement in the process. Play and playfulness are essential ingredients of the interactions and the relationship. (VanFleet, 2013, 2015)
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PLAY IS POWERFUL!®
Individual therapy for children, adolescents, families and adults.
Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy consultation and training for mental health professionals.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Animal Assisted Therapy
Grief & Loss