Usually, you will see notation of the child's age (which will often reflect the fact that the child is too young to gain benefit from regular talk therapy - i.e. insight oriented, behavior modifying, etc.). You will also see documentation reflecting the type of psychotherapy utilized (in this case, the type should be "play therapy") as well as any specific tools used (i.e. board game, sand box, finger paints, etc.). The counselor may also cite specific diagnostic reasoning (i.e. autism, mental retardation, etc.) as to why play therapy may be used. Hope this is helpful . . .
Wendy R. Ley, LCSW, CPC-A
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