SCHOOL BASED PLAY THERAPY SERVICE
PCCA is the FIRST organization which provides play therapists to support counseling services in primary schools in Hong Kong. The School-based Play Therapy started off in 2016 in two schools which mainly for children with special needs. The hard work of PCCA paid off as more schools asked for support in play therapy. Dr. Yuen, our director in clinical services, has developed a play therapists team to accommodate the ever growing needs in schools. We are pleased to have more than 10 schools in our service.
The comments to our play therapy are encouraging. The service users are impressed with our professionalism which is the result of the close supervision and training in child-centered play therapy.
We foresee the development of play therapy will be in a rapid pace. We are determined to train more professional play therapists to answer the needs in the community.
Scope of School-based Play Therapy Services
Consultation for Teachers
Helping teachers to equip more effective teaching and classroom management skills
Arranging workshops to enhance the knowledge and skills in student development.
Play therapy for students in needs
Strengthening the school-home relationship
Please contact us for School Based Play Therapy Scheme.
What is Play Therapy?
Children find it difficult to express their feelings and experiences as the same way as adults do. Children use play as a natural medium of communication. Children are able to express their feelings, needs and desires through play. An understanding of children’s play provides cues to help the therapist to get connected to the inner world of the child. In the caring, respect and encouraging atmosphere, children are able to “play-out” their feelings and engage in the self-healing process.
Does it mean that my child has illness or abnormality when he/she is in play therapy?
Play therapy has been demonstrated significantly positive results with various children. Children in hospitals, churches, shelters, prisons, public and private schools are benefited as well. Ply therapy helps children to develop positive self-concept and resilience.
How Can I help my child?
The Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) model developed by Dr. Garry Landreth is by nature a short-term child-centered play therapy intervention. Parents learn the basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills, and they practice a weekly 30-minunte special play time with their child at home. The effectiveness of CPRT is compelling.
Counseling is a helping process during which the counselor assists the client to deal with challenges in life. Counseling facilitates positive changes, but not just gives advices or guidance.
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SPECIAL PLAY TIME
" Games are children's language,
Toys are their words. "
In play therapy, play is the child’s communication medium. During the special play time, the child is willing to open up, deal with stress, and take on challenges with courage.
What children learn in play therapy:
Children learn to genuinely express themselves.
Children learn to be more creative, and develop more trust in themselves.
Children learn to be more responsible to their own choices.
Children learn to develop a more positive self-concept.
Two parent consultation sessions
Four 30-minutes sessions
Follow-up play therapy after the special play time experience.
The children in special play time will be seen by PCCA’s practicum students.
3-10 years old children
Please download the "Special Play Time Application Form"
from the “Form” section.
Working under supervision (see “Clinical Supervision, Training and Development”) means that a counsellor or psychotherapist uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist to review their work with clients, their professional development, and often their personal development as well. Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role, and for counsellors who work in institutions, supervision and management will normally be entirely separate. The supervisor acts not as a ‘boss’, but as a consultant.
Some counsellors also use group supervision, in which several therapists confer on each other’s work, although ordinarily this is used in addition to individual supervision, rather than as a replacement.
Who Needs Supervision?
In the view of this site, all counsellors and psychotherapists, regardless of experience, need supervision. Not only do most professional bodies in the UK such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy require supervision, but it is also seen by many as an ethical imperative. A client who encounters a therapist working without supervision should probably consider carefully whether they wish to work with that therapist. (Having said that, it should also be recognized that significant cross-cultural differences in views on supervision exist: many practitioners in the US, for instance, are not supervised.)
Why is Counselling Supervision Needed?
Supervision exists for two reasons:
To protect clients, and
To improve the ability of counsellors to provide value to their clients.
Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counsellor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counsellor concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviour and general approach with the client.
What Does Supervision Mean for Confidentiality?
The practice of supervision means that many details provided by clients are shared with people other than the counsellor concerned. However, overall client confidentiality is still safeguarded because:
Individually identifying information (such as full name) is not revealed, and
Information shared in supervision is itself protected under a contract of confidentiality and normally may not be shared outside the supervision relationship.
In other words, while some client details are shared within the supervision relationship, these are not traceable back to the specific individual client, and they do not normally pass beyond the supervision relationship. (It is possible that a supervisor might bring a supervisee’s client information to their own supervisor, if for some reason they are struggling with the supervisee.
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