Play Therapy and all the ‘inappropriate’ behavior of kids in the Play Room


Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CE.

Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.

Often in Play Therapy whether we are directive or non-directive, certain unattractive behaviors by children are passively ignored. These include the unmentionable and disgusting actions like nose picking, bleching, pasisng wind, and cussing. In addition, consideration of gender differences for both the clinician and client is a must when addressing these sensitive children’s issues.



Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the definitions of picking noses, burping, farting and cussing in play therapy.
  • Illustrations from Child-Centered Jungian and Adlerian Therapy Theories will be discussed.
  • Play Therapy techniques will be shared on how to address these topics.
  • Countertransference will be highlighted in order to discuss gender issues in play therapy.