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HDFS402 - Benefits of Therapeutic Play

 

This course provides an overview of the principles of therapeutic play, including history, theories, techniques, applications and skills. The content focuses on basic therapy skill development within the context of ethical and cultural diversity-sensitive practice. Attention is given understanding the role of therapeutic play in the context of the participant’s clinical (medical treatment) and non-clinical system (family, school, community). Participants learn strategies for engaging children in art, music, and other alternative therapeutic play to educate them on an adult’s diagnosis or on their own diagnosis. Participants are introduced to a variety of online resources available for further support. Interest in or pursuit of Child Life certification is not required. (Prerequisite: HDSFS401)

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

Course Materials


Book Title: Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, 3rd. ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9780415886819
Publication Info: Routledge
Author: Landreth, Garry
Unit Cost: $54.48
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Book Title: The Handbook of Child Life: A Guide for Pediatric Psychosocial Care - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780398078324
Publication Info: Charles C. Thomas Publisher
Author: Thompson, Richard
Unit Cost: $56.31
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Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
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Book Title: Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9781118527986
Publication Info: Wiley OL
Author: Green, Eric
Unit Cost: $39.19
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