Club meeting — Play Therapy

On October 24, our Club invited Ms. Candy Lok, a therapist specializing in play therapy and filial therapy to give a talk on her expertise. Ms. Lok introduced to our members the basic concepts and theories of play therapy, and explained how play action can reveal a great deal about the psychology of a child. While her work focused on children from talking age up to mid teens, she explained that the concept could very well be applied to other age groups, including infants. In general, Ms. Lok explained that visual observation and listening were as important in understanding children’s feelings as asking the right follow up questions at the right time. Ms. Lok also shared with us a number of anonymized cases in which a simple painting or sand play can reveal a great deal about how a child thinks.