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Expected Benefits from Play Therapy

Individuals with mental challenges experience many “ups and downs” in life and may not have express their potentials to handle their emotions, behaviors, and life stresses. Often if not given the tools to work through life’s difficulties, their emotions leak out in other ways, such as behavior challenges, anxiety, or depression. Play Therapy for PTKR means Play and Creative Art therapy and it helps individuals gain tools to deal with such issues such as developmental challenges of children, socialization, life adjustment, academic issues, self-esteem, anger, aggression, grief and loss, divorce, blended family, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, hyperactivity-impulsivity, autistic characteristics, or medical conditions.

This page helps you to find more detailed information as a parent or caregiver, a professional organization or as an individual interested in working therapeutically with children and adolescents.

As a parent, caregiver or someone who knows of a child or adolescents who could benefit from play therapy or therapeutic play to improve emotional literacy or alleviate a behavior or mental health challenges.

As a professional organisation concerned with the care of children and adolescents :

*  Understand the main therapeutic applications of play and art.
*  Use the PTI Profession Structure Model (PSM) to help you to plan and     manage the delivery of play therapy services based upon a
    competency framework..
*  Provide staff development through PTI's Training Resources
*  Find out about the benefits of joining PTI as a corporate member.

As someone interested in acquiring therapeutic play and play therapy skills

*  Understand which children and adolescents can benefit the main
   therapeutic applications of play and art. .

*  Look at  career development.

*  Identify the competencies required as a practitioner and
   training opportunities..

*  Find out about the benefits of  joining PTKR

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