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PSYC0312

Play Therapy: Theory, Practice

Play Therapy: Theory and Practice
For over fifty years, therapists have been using play to understand and relieve psychological distress in children. Does it work? If so, how and for whom? In this course, we will critically examine the theoretical underpinnings of play therapy, weigh the research evidence supporting its effectiveness in treating a range of diagnoses, and explore issues at the intersection of theory and practice. Our work will be guided by theoretical and empirical texts, as well as videotaped and live play sessions that students will at times observe, conduct, and critique. (PSYC 0105; PSYC 0216 or PSYC 0224 or PSYC 0225; open to psychology majors, others by waiver) 2 hrs. lect./1.5 hrs. lab.
Subject:
Psychology
Department:
Psychology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC

Sections

Fall 2013

PSYC0312A-F13 Lecture (Gurland)
PSYC0312Z-F13 Lab (Gurland)

Fall 2012

PSYC0312A-F12 Lecture (Gurland)
PSYC0312Z-F12 Lab (Gurland)

Fall 2011

PSYC0312A-F11 Lecture (Gurland)