Children who have been abused or traumatized in some way may benefit from working with a therapist. Children often reenact trauma through repetitious play in order to establish mastery over their emotions and integrate experiences into their history on their own terms. Through the use of toys and props, children may naturally share their emotions and past experiences without feeling the pressure they might encounter with traditional talk therapy.
For this Discussion, review the course-specific case study for Claudia and the Chiesa (2012) and Taylor (2009) articles.
Respond to the colleagues posts contained in the attachment by expanding on evidence in support of play therapy.
Support your responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.