National Play Therapy Week starts Feb. 2. Licensed mental health professionals throughout the country are taking part in Play Therapy of Week.
According to the Association for Play Therapy, Play is our first language. The APT said that, just as adults use words to communicate, children use play to express thoughts and feelings that might otherwise remain hidden.
APT adds that thousands of licensed mental health professionals within and outside of the United States use play therapeutically to help their clients, especially children, to describe and manage their behaviors and mental health problems.
Many professionals using Play Therapy are identified by credentials that they obtain through specific Play Therapy training and supervised experience beyond their general licensure requirements and enable them to publicly advertise their Play Therapy expertise.