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Advanced Course A.Y. 2017/2018

Play therapy: playful and expressive interventions for child care: methods and experiences

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Play therapy: playful and expressive interventions for child care: methods and experiences

  • Chair Cinzia Galasso
  • Coordinator Lucia Celesti
  • Coordinator Carla Carlevaris

Game and creativity are the ways through which the affective and cognitive growth of the child happens. When hospitalized, these become fundamental elements for a complete healing process that can support the whole family, by helping people overcome the potential traumas connected to the disease and the stay at the hospital. The consideration and management of these aspects isn’t always part of the education of the healthcare professionals, even though it is a fundamental aspect in the approach towards the young patient.

The Course's purpose is to lead the learner in experimenting and deepen theoretical and practical aspects of the playful and expressive intervention on children and adolescents. The learner will acquire necessary skills to give appropriate care and to listen to the patient, to make right playful interventions and to support the child and adolescent in managing the negative emotions. The knowledges and skills learnt might be used in Pediatric Assistance and Healthcare Institutions, contributing in the creation of a brand new specific Educational figure, for the psycho-social cure of the ill child and to give the healthcare professionals the instruments that will make easier to interact with young patients.

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