03 Essentials of Ethical Practice in Play Therapy


Essentials of Ethical Practice In a Play Therapy Setting

Overview: This will be an introduction into ethics and a review of ethical decision making models in a Play Therapy setting. The CACPT Code of Ethics will be a pivotal component to this workshop, observing the child-therapist relationships, play therapy case reporting, ethical considerations such as confidentiality, dual relationships in play therapy.

Standards of practice both from an ethical point of view as well as professionally will be addressed. Ethics will be looked at in the context of who we are as play therapists, where we work and how these can influence and affect our decision making processes. Key ethical conflicts will be explored and discussed in a play therapy setting. The Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy code of ethics and the application of it to the professional practice as a Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand the importance of ethical practice;
2) Apply the CAPT Code of Ethics to professional practice in a Play Therapy setting; 3) Apply a model for ethical decision making in a Play Therapy role;
4) Define confidentiality and understand its importance to the professional practice of child psychotherapy and play therapy;
5) Understanding the ethical considerations therapists should consider before employing touch in a play therapy setting.


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