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is one reason why using mandalas and coloring utensils can be useful when working
with a child with ADHD?
to the speaker, how can Non-Directive Play Therapy help a Counselor provide a
safe atmosphere for children?
a child is having difficulty expressing his or her feelings, what is one reason
why the symbolism of Play Therapy can be helpful?
are the reasons why Play Therapy can make counseling for children as effective
as Talk Therapy can be for adults?
what stage of Play Therapy might the Counselor see the child's behavior that caused
the parents and teacher to believe counseling was necessary?
to the speaker, why is "rehearsal-for-life" during play an indicator
of a child's readiness for the Termination stage?
When engaging in Empathy, one of the
Core Conditions of Counseling, what is one reason why a therapist should not comfort
the child by saying phrases like "everything will be okay?"
What is the danger of the therapist
demonstrating reactionary behavior toward the child's actions?
does the speaker mean when she says that the definition of self is the "totality
of perceptions of the child?"
adjustment and maladjustment, what is the basis of the therapist's role with a
should the therapist do in response to the child's actions instead of correcting
were the situations that the speaker advised that the therapist refer the
child to another therapist?
were the reasons that mandalas can be particularly useful for young children,
adolescents, or teens?
are the steps in the "Pop the Problem" exercise?
A. The therapist should maintain a calm, stable presence
for the child, and reactionary behavior can jeopardize that presence.
1. They give the client something to do so they do not have to look at the therapist
during talk therapy. 2. Doing something with their hands can relax the client.
client may be so focused on the activity that he or she is more honest
because of the distraction.
C. It gives children
the authority to be who they are without being told to grow up, which is a common
instruction from parents and teachers
D. 1. When a counselor is observing
a child at play, she is experiencing and participating in the emotional lives
of children rather than just "reliving situational happenings." 2. Counselors
can respond to the child in "real-time" rather than discussing incidents
that are now "historic," such as past episodes of aggression, etc.
to help children
remove obstacles from their path.
F. 1. Write the problem on the balloon.
2. Discuss possible solutions for the problem. 3. Have the client choose which
solution will be tried. 4. Pop the balloon to signify eliminating the
Instead of intense, symbolic play, the child acts out events related to day-to-day
life and shows clear progress in behavior, indicating readiness to terminate counseling.
1. If the therapist does not feel that he or she can be warm and accepting toward
a child 2. If the therapist cannot say that he or
she likes the child
Using mandalas and coloring can help children that have difficulty concentrating
to go inside themselves and focus.
J. Instead of correcting actions,
the therapist should accept the actions and let the child do what he or she wants
to with the toys.
K. Children can take the feelings they cannot express
with words and recreate situations to express themselves through the symbolic
communication of play.
L. Testing for Protection Stage
The child's "self" develops only through interaction with others, therefore
the child's perception of people and the world creates the "self." If
the child is treated positively, he or she can have a positive view of the self.
Offering a false sense of hope may discourage the child from experiencing the
feelings he or she may be having. It is okay for kids to be in bad places, if
you offer support rather than false reassurance.