What is child therapy called?
What is play therapy? Play therapy is a form of therapy used primarily for children. That's because children may not be able to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults.
A child therapist is a mental health professional who focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of disturbed children, while a child psychologist is a professional that can diagnose and treat many different mental health problems and syndromes in children.
Child psychologists are sometimes called developmental psychologists. While developmental psychology refers to the study of cognitive and behavioral processes that occur throughout the lifespan, many developmental psychologists focus on children and adolescents.
Child and Adolescent Therapists are responsible for providing psychological evaluations and therapy for young people and children. Their duties include conducting behavioral observations, implementing long-term and short-term interventions, and developing individualized treatment plans.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
This therapy type is one of the most common types of therapy for children, especially for those with anxiety or depression. During therapy, kids learn how to recognize and understand their thought patterns and how they contribute to their situation.
To train as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, you must have completed a recognised pre-clinical course. These courses include psychoanalytic and child development theory and psychoanalytic observations of infants and young children.
Psychologists can do research, which is a very important contribution academically and clinically, to the profession. A therapist is a broader umbrella term for professionals who are trained—and often licensed—to provide a variety of treatments and rehabilitation for people.
Preschoolers make sense of their world through play, and can't always put their feelings into words. This makes play therapy a fantastic option for this age group, since it builds on a young child's natural strengths. I usually start seeing children for therapy by themselves around ages 7-9.
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a form of talking therapy that is widely available through the NHS and organisations like Healios that work in partnership with the NHS. CBT is an evidence-based therapy that helps children and young people to make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Child therapy (also called child counseling) is similar to therapy and counseling for adults: it offers a safe space and an empathetic ear while providing tools to bring about change in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Just like adult clients, child clients receive emotional and goal support in their sessions.
What are pediatric therapies?
Pediatric therapy works by helping children develop, improve, or regain cognitive, physical and motor functions, which can boost their confidence and self-worth. Banner Health's team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists deliver compassionate, comprehensive care using age-appropriate, play-based techniques.
- Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies.
- Behavioral therapy.
- Cognitive therapy.
- Humanistic therapy.
- Integrative or holistic therapy.