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Play Time is a podcast for child therapists practicing play therapy who are interested in listening to someone ramble about their own play process, and who want to explore the beautiful, messy, and complex work of healing and transformation that happens inside of their playrooms. You can expect new Play Time episodes to be released every other Monday.

Play Time is a podcast for child therapists practicing play therapy who are interested in listening to someone ramble about their own play process, and who want to explore the beautiful, messy, and complex work of healing and transformation that happens inside of their playrooms. You can expect new Play Time episodes to be released every other Monday.
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Play Time is a podcast for child therapists practicing play therapy who are interested in listening to someone ramble about their own play process, and who want to explore the beautiful, messy, and complex work of healing and transformation that happens inside of their playrooms. You can expect new Play Time episodes to be released every other Monday.

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English


Episodes

Episode 15: Resistance in Therapy

9/9/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we tackle resistance from children about coming to therapy. What do we do when a child resists? What does it bring up for us as clinicians? And how can we continue the child-centered process of respecting a person who does not want to spend time with us? This question was sent in by a listener, and I do my best to address it. As always, you can reach me at barnettchildtherapy@gmail.com You can also check out https://barnettchildtherapy.com/ and sign-up for a...

Duration:00:17:27

Bonus Episode for New Book 'On Sharing'!

8/29/2019
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This is a special episode to coincide with the release of my first children's book, 'On Sharing'. The episode talks about children and sharing, names the core struggle for children regarding sharing, and provides empathy building and examples for parents to use with their kids for whom sharing is a struggle. Enjoy! As always, you can reach me at barnettchildtherapy@gmail.com You can also check out https://barnettchildtherapy.com/ and sign-up for a newsletter regarding new podcasts and...

Duration:00:10:34

Limits and Self Efficacy

8/26/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we explore limits in session, how they promote self efficacy inside of the clients we see, and why the limits we don't set are just as important as the limits we do set. As always, you can reach me at barnettchildtherapy@gmail.com You can also check out https://barnettchildtherapy.com/ and sign-up for a newsletter regarding new podcasts and other new content as it comes out, including recommended readings in child therapy.

Duration:00:19:21

The Reality of Vicarious Traumatization

8/12/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we cover vicarious traumatization. Vicarious traumatization is when helping professionals take on some of the trauma and pain of the clients they see as they are empathetically connecting with them to help them heal. We explore why this is a particular difficulty for play therapists, and what play therapists can do to ameliorate the effects of working with individuals with trauma. Ideas regarding post-traumatic play were based on reading Eliana Gil's...

Duration:00:18:18

Working with Parents and Caregivers in Session

7/29/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we tackle working with families in session, both exploring some of the ways we can structure our sessions with the adults in the child's world, and also some of the goals for us to keep in mind as clinicians as we go about treating the family system. Some therapists mentioned in this episode are R.D. Laing, with selections from his work, 'The Politics of the Family', as well as the work of Eliana Gil, and her work with families and attachment issues using...

Duration:00:23:06

Unconditional Positive Regard and Acceptance

7/15/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we dive into one of the bedrocks of everything we do as child-centered play therapists: unconditional positive regard. We explore what this radical form of acceptance is, why it is important, and how we go about the work of cultivating the ability to consistently accept the children we see in session. Feel like contacting Andrew for any reason? You can reach him at barnettchildtherapy@gmail.com.

Duration:00:15:10

On Living a Child-Centered Life

6/28/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we take a look at what being child-centered means, and what it looks like for clinicians and others to embody child-centered principles in their day-to-day lives.

Duration:00:21:04

Emotional Development in the Playroom

6/24/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we tackle emotional development in the playroom. Some topics from this podcast, including anger, and moving through emotions, have been covered in some form on previous podcasts, and this episode is an attempt to name what emotional development is from a child-centered perspective, and how we help foster emotional growth for the child in session.

Duration:00:17:03

The Therapeutic Situation of the Child

6/10/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we take a look at what it is like for a child coming into therapy, and name some of the difficulties in explaining therapy to children regardless of the modality used. Children are most often forced to come into therapy, and this creates a far different experience for the child than for adults who are most likely voluntarily coming in for treatment. Like what you heard? Didn't like what you heard but have money lying around you are unsure what to do with?...

Duration:00:23:26

Competitive Play for a Competitive World: Exploring Competition in the Playroom

5/28/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we dive into competitive play, explore it's value, and discuss how competition is an unavoidable part of all children's lives, and the importance of children developing a healthy relationship with competition and comparison. Like what you heard? Didn't like what you heard but have money lying around you are unsure what to do with? Consider supporting the show to keep Play Time advertisement free: https://www.patreon.com/playtimepodcast Also, if you'd like to...

Duration:00:19:54

The Therapeutic Power of Nonsense

5/15/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we dive into those times when play doesn't make as much sense, when the rules and roles are shifting, and what that means for the client and their therapeutic process. Elements of Jungian Psychology, in particular the use of dreams, is used to help bring more clarity around what confusing or chaotic play can tell us about where the client is at in relationship to themselves and to their internal world. Like what you heard? Didn't like what you heard but have...

Duration:00:19:30

Playing the Part: Taking on Roles in Session

5/3/2019
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In this episode of Play Time, we explore the times when children ask us to participate in a role inside of their play, and the complications that come with embodying a character fully while also allowing the play to be led completely by the child inside of the play room. Acting and role playing in session demands a lot from the clinician, and we look at some of the complications that come up with role playing, and what we can keep in mind as clinicians to help as make these scenarios as...

Duration:00:25:56

Feelings and the Body

4/24/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we tackle the relationship between feelings and the body, explore children's relationships to their feelings, and consider the most effective ways to help a child move through their emotional experiences. Like what you heard? Consider supporting the show to keep Play Time advertisement free: https://www.patreon.com/playtimepodcast

Duration:00:23:03

What is Play?

4/10/2019
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On this episode of Play Time, we dive into figuring out what play is, how play is an integral part of our lives, the value of a child being able to play, and the empathy, awareness, and respect of self and others which is an inherent part of the play experience. Much of this podcast was inspired by Johan Huizonga's book 'Homo Ludens', which explores the relationship between humans and play. Like what you heard? Consider supporting the show to keep Play Time advertisement...

Duration:00:19:14

Aggression

3/11/2019
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Each episode of Play Time is based around a different topic related to Child-Centered Play Therapy. In this one, we take a look at aggression from clients in session, and the different challenges play therapists face in dealing with aggression in the play room. The first part of the podcast talks about what the aim of this podcast is, before diving into the topic of aggression. Like what you heard? Consider supporting the show to keep Play Time advertisement...

Duration:00:29:46