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Role of Play

Child psychotherapy differs from adult treatment because children can not talk about what bothers them in the same way that adults can.  Children express how they feel through what they do, children often express their feelings in play.  Child psychotherapy and Child Psychoanalysis make use of play as a form of communication.  For example, a child who is preoccupied with feelings of sadness, anger, or episodes of abuse will express those feelings in their play once they feel safe and comfortable in the treatment.  

 

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