In Play Therapy With a 6-Year-Old, Dr. Jane Annunziata demonstrates her approach to working with children. Play therapy is premised on the assumption that a child's problems come from unconscious conflicts and developmental deficits, both of which will be revealed in their play.
In this session, Dr. Annunziata works with a young boy named Matthew who has been sad and withdrawn. Through the process of play therapy, Matthew expresses more of his emotions, and the therapeutic alliance becomes stronger.
This video features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.