Therapeutic Play was designed by the Co-Founders of the Institute of Child Psychology, who are Registered Child Psychologists & Registered Play Therapists. They combine elements of Play Therapy, Theraplay, and non-directive exploratory-based play to create a model of interacting with children that is unique to the Institute of Child Psychology. This model is designed to increase connection, while facilitating emotionally therapeutic outcomes in children (i.e., reduced stress; processing of stressful experiences; increased confidence, empathy, pro-social behaviour, self-esteem, and attention span).
It is especially useful in instances where play therapy is not accessible.
In this lesson, Tammy Schamuhn, will walk you through an overview of our quadrant model of Therapeutic Play