Play therapy


The therapy that uses play to communicate with and help children towards a better social integration, emotional development and trauma resolution.

Alternative labels

counseling using play to communicate
play therapies
play therapy techniques
counselling using play to communicate

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Play therapy is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Play therapy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Complementary therapist: Complementary therapists use a range of complementary and alternative therapies to work simultaneously with the clients` body, mind, and spirit in a holistic approach. They offer practices and services for holistic wellbeing, health maintenance, health education, health promotion and prevention of illness, along with the sustainable treatment of certain illnesses, especially chronic illnesses. Their practices include but are not limited to acupuncture, aromatherapy, banotherapy, homeopathy, and herbal medicine.




  1. Play therapy – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022