Group play therapy can be an effective way of groups of children addressing issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, Parental separation or divorce, relocation. Group play therapy addresses the issue of concern through individual therapeutic activities and group games or creative activities.
Children in group therapy benefit from the overall support of their peers, as well as learning they are not the only one feelings a particular way or going through a particular experience. Group members together learn new skills of self- regulation and/or self expression. Children attending group therapy are grouped off together by referral issue of concern and who are at similar stages of development.
*For more complex referral issues of concern, individual therapy is recommended rather then group therapy.