adv clin week 8 discussion 1.docx - Post an explanation of ways play therapy might be beneficial for Claudia Using the insights gained from the articles

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Post an explanation of ways play therapy might be beneficial for Claudia. Using the insights gained from the articles, describe ways you might have worked with Claudia to address her fears and anxiety related to the mugging she witnessed. According to Taylor (2009), “Sand tray therapy relies primarily on nonverbal communication through the use of carefully selected miniatures within the confines of a sand tray to facilitate clients’ healing and strengthen internal resources”. At a very young age Claudia became traumatized due to witnessing a mugging in her neighborhood. This traumatic event caused Claudia to have a distorted perception of reality causing her to react negatively to her environment as well as developing a sense of fear for her environment. “For some, the sand itself is so relaxing that deep and painful issues are less frightening to discuss in the therapy session” (Homeyer & Sweeney, 1998). In Claudia’s case, sand therapy would help her to express her fears as well as her feelings about her traumatic experience. It can help the social worker to relate to Claudia on her own level. This form of therapy will allow Claudia to act out her version of her

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