Navigating Messy Play: Balancing Client Needs And Cleanliness In The Playroom
In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, I delve into the crucial topic of managing messy play within the therapeutic setting, especially when dealing with limited resources (if you don’t have an office manager to help you clean between sessions). I stress the importance of making strategic choices when it comes to selecting materials for the playroom, aligning them with your own tolerance for mess. Moreover, I underscore the significance of understanding personal boundaries in this context. I make a clear distinction between messy and mess-making play, and I emphasize the need to provide creative alternatives that allow for artistic expression while maintaining the overall cleanliness and order of the therapeutic space. Striking this balance is essential for nurturing creativity while ensuring a sense of order, benefiting both the therapist and the child in therapy.
Podcast HQ: https://www.playtherapypodcast.com
Play Therapy Training HQ: https://www.playtherapynow.com
Email me: [email protected]
Follow me on Twitter: @thekidcounselor https://twitter.com/thekidcounselor