A Gestalt Approach
Play gives us a place to explore, create and express ourselves along with the sense of adventure, freedom and fun. Through the experiment of playing, it is one of the most important ways in which we as humans have learned skills and roles needed for survival.
Play therapy can be of benefit to adults with mental health issues. It is an effective way to help children, adolescents, those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, learn as well as move with greater ease through difficult passages in their lives.
Play therapy and play based interventions are a wonderful way to meet and connect with this group of clients at their level of functioning. This approach assists them with social skill functioning, emotional regulation, connection and building relationship. Interventions are designed to address specific learning styles and particulars in skill acquisition that children, adolescents and adults with developmental disorders possess.