Case Study of a Childs Play and Development

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MODULE TITLE: Therapeutic Playwork CREDIT POINTS: 15 LEVEL: 3 LOCATION: B.A (Hons) Playwork STATUS : Elective

AIMS: This module is addressed to meet the needs of playworkers intending to practice therapeutically and aims to offer insights into a range of techniques used. The core of the module is theoretical, but practice issues will be addressed and techniques explored at a practical level. The module aims to enable intending therapeutic playworkers to make appropriate choices as to methods used and to develop skills in those they prefer.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: On completion of
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In addition to offering a strong theoretical framework, students should offer evidence of discussion with therapeutic practitioners directly, by mail or by email. The psych-couns group on jiscmail may be used for this purpose. The play-therapy group on yahoogroups is equally suitable.

A broad outline of theory to be covered. Play as a healing process - examples from theory and practice 1. Evolutionary psychology first, to examine play cues.

You can only respond to that which you can sense.
Your body has a limited range of responses.
Your brain has a limited range of responses.
Do you have a mind separate or distinct from your brain? Are its responses limited?

Play cues, play frames, temenos, the concept of a metaludic space. Making Play Work as a practice model is explained. Practical work with very young children.

Exercises in non-confrontation, play related engagement, Looking on; parallel play; joining in; simple social play; complex social play

Day 2

Tuesday 9th Feb C210; from 09.30 to 16.30 ish

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