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Non-Directive versus Ecosystemic Play Therapy

***** the Child through ***** Therapy

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The work seeks to prove the statement of thesis which states: "Ecosystemic Play Therapy provides better support for the child in play therapy than does the models contained in Non-Directive Play ***** and is there*****e more successful in elicit*****g change than non-directive ***** therapy." Play Therapy ***** defined as "the dynamic process between ***** and Play Therapist in which ***** child explores at his or her own pace and with ***** or her own agenda those issues, past and current, conscious and unconscious, that are affect*****g the child's life in the present. The child's inner resources are enabled by the *****rapeutic alliance ***** bring about growth ***** change. ***** ***** is child-centered, in which play is the primary medium and speech is the secondary medium." (Bapt, 2005) Ecosystemic methods ***** therapy ***** ***** methods of therapy for play are researched and reviewed in th***** work in a comparison of ********** two ***** toward the end of answering ***** question of which method is most desirable for therapeutic use.

Non-Directive ***** ***** Play Therapy

Supporting the ***** through ***** Therapy

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Title

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Table ***** Contents

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Statement of Thesis 4

Introduction

Play Therapy Defined *****

Non-Directive Play Therapy 6

***** Play ***** 8

Summary

Conclusion

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Non-Directive versus Ecosystemic Play Therapy

Supporting the Child through ***** Therapy

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The objective of this work is to explore the similarities and differences of the models of ***** ***** ***** in Non-Directive Play Therapy and Ecosystemic ***** Therapy.

Thesis

Ecosystemic Play Therapy provides better support ***** the child in play ********** than does the models conta*****ed in Non-Directive ***** Therapy and is therefore ***** successful ***** eliciting ***** than non-directive play therapy.

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Play Therapy *****

One method ***** therapy used in assisting the child through therapeutic methods to deal ***** coping related to emotional stress or trauma is the one ***** ***** named "play" therapy. This method of therapy has been effective 'with children who have an understanding level of n*****mal three to eight years old, who are distraught due to family problems, (e.g. parental divorce, sibling rivalry_ nail bits, bed wetter, aggressive or cruel, socially underdeveloped ***** victims of child sex abuse.

***** Therapy is defined as "the dynamic process between child and Play Therapist in which the child ***** at his ***** her own ***** ***** with his or her own agenda ***** issues, past and current, conscious and unconscious, th***** are affecting the ***** life in ***** present. The child's inner resources ***** enabled by the t*****apeutic ***** to ***** about ***** and change. Play *****rapy is *****, in which ***** ***** the primary medium and speech is the secondary *****." (Bapt, 2005)

***** ********** b*****an be*****g ***** ***** those who are referred ***** as the "pi*****ers of Child Psychotherapy. Stated in a historic*****l review of 'play therapy' is; Anna Freud (1928, 1964, 1965), Margaret Lowenfeld (1935, 1970) and Melanie Klein (1961, 1987) posited the

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