You wave goodbye to your client, tidy up your office from all the creativity, mess, and magic that just happened, and you go to write your progress note.
But were you REALLY doing anything? Was what just happened play therapy… or were you just playing?
When it comes to child and adolescent therapy, who should be in charge of the changing? Doing the heavy lifting and the work? The child or the parent?
Well… my answer to this question is usually BOTH!
How often do you invite parents into the playroom?
Every so often? When parents request it? When the treatment plan is due?
Tired. Exhausted. Can’t get out of bed in the morning.
Parents say that teens are impossible to wake up in the morning.
Teens say, well….they just aren’t that tired.
I'm Ann Meehan, an LPCC,