Even the most seasoned therapist can be challenged to consistently incorporate innovative, creative interventions into their practice. As a means to that end, Play Therapy Corner, Inc. offers play therapy techniques for trained professionals to review and consider for use in their practice. Clarification and consultation regarding the use of these techniques is available free-of-charge. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding these interventions.
Revealing Your Feelings
Materials: Paper; black marker; Crayola Color Changeables™ markers; small candy or stickers (optional)
Description: The therapist draws various shapes on the paper using a black marker. Using the invisible marker from the package of Crayola Changeable Markers™ , the therapist writes various feeling words or the word "Treat" inside the shapes. Players take turns coloring in a shape with one of the color Changeable Markers™. This will reveal the feeling word previously written inside the shape with the invisible marker. After the feeling has been revealed, the child discusses a time they experienced the feeling indicated in the shape. If the word "Treat" is inside the shape, the child selects a piece of candy. Stickers can be used instead of candy if so desired.
Materials: Doll furniture; masking tape
Description: The child is challenged to focus his/her attention and notice changes made with the doll furniture. Masking tape is used to mark off an area to represent a room. The furniture is placed in the room and the child is instructed to pay attention to where each piece of furniture is placed. After the child has studied the room, the child closes his/her eyes and the therapist changes one item in the room. The child is then instructed to open their eyes and tell the therapist what has been changed. The therapist and child can switch roles for the next turn.