Assignment: Paper Play Therapy in Action
Social workers are trained to â€œstart where the client is.â€ You have a responsibility to use language and interventions that are respectful of your clientâ€™s developmental and emotional level. But what if your client is a child? How can you start from the childâ€™s point of reference?
In this Assignment, you identify the play therapy strategies evident in the case of Elle (found in your Learning Resources). You also engage in self-reflection and discuss your level of comfort with providing play therapy.
Review the â€œCase of Elleâ€ from this weekâ€™s Learning Resources.
By Day 7
Submit a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following:
- Briefly summarize the key aspects of the case.
- Identify the direct and indirect play therapy strategies employed and explain how they differ.
- Discuss why you would or why you would not be comfortable providing play therapyâ€”consider both direct and indirect approaches.