SOWK6206 (Elective)

Play Therapy

For Programme:
Master of Social Work
Master of Social Sciences(Counselling)

The objective of the module is to introduce the student to the principles and practice of play therapy and its application to the counseling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families. At the end of the course, the students will have an introduction of the history and development of play therapy, an understanding of various theoretical models of play therapy, rationale for the use of play in therapy, and phrase of the client’s progress in play therapy. Practice material will be provided including how to development therapeutic rapport, conduct a play based assessment, setting up of a playroom and the selection of therapeutic play materials. Best practice tips on engaging the client, recording keeping and other ethical issues will be discussed.

For Programme:
Master of Expressive Arts and Therapy
Master of Social Sciences (Behavioral Health)

This course introduces the class to the use of play therapy in working with children, adolescents and families. The students will be presented with the essential elements and principles of play therapy, including historical development, theoretical modalities, basic techniques and applications. Students who take this course are advised to take MSBH6101 also. Assessment: 100% coursework