Play Therapy Worksheet
What is the theory behind this Play Therapy Worksheet?
Play therapy includes psychotherapy techniques that involve the use of play to help children reveal their thoughts and emotions. It is especially helpful for younger kids who are not able to articulate their thoughts and feelings or those that have a verbal delay or are too shy to talk about their thoughts and feelings. It can involve activities such as drawing, painting, role plays, use of toys under observation etc.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet can help play therapists to learn vital information about a child’s relationship and perception of their closest family members. The child’s drawing of their family can be further probed throughout sessions to help understand more about how the child perceives their family and highlight any problem areas that should be addressed in therapy.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the young child to draw a picture of themselves with their family. Tell them they can draw whatever and whoever they like. Once the child is done, the therapist can use the drawing as a point of further discussion on who the child has drawn, what they mean to them, what they are doing etc.
You can download this worksheet here.
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