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c UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN FACULTY OF BUSSINESS AND SOCIETY CRITICAL REVIEW OF A PLAY THERAPY MODEL: The Ecosystemtic Play Therapy Model (EPT) (WORD COUNT: 1714) ALINA ELENA DUMITRU STUDENT NO: 11011742 Module Team: Dr. Lisa Waycott February 28, 2012 The Ecosystematic Play Therapy Model (EPT) Introduction The Ecosystematic Play Therapy (EPT) is based on theory. This kind of therapy allows therapists to work “with children at any developmental level in a variety of context” (International Journal of Play Therapy, Vol. 10(2), 2001, 33). EPT assumes that therapists have to include always in the children’s entire ecosystem, the child, the problems that the child has, and the therapy process. Being based on theory, EPT is used by therapists to develop well-defined treatment goals and to elaborate creative interventions for achievements of these goals. Using play during this process, the therapist manages to improve his relationship with the child, and also to support the therapeutic process. EPT focuses on helping all children function optimally in the contexts in which they live. However, the therapist is also venturing out of the playroom to advocate for children and push for changes in the systems that most impact their lives. 1. Description of Model The Ecosystematic Play Therapy Model is based on The Ecosystematic Play Therapy Theory. This theory is developed from a phenomenological philosophical perspective, and varies from the traditional natural science perspectives. It has been noted (O’Conner and Ammen, 1997) that “within the phenomenological perspective absolute truth does not exist, and our understanding of events is the result of the interaction between our internal process and our experiences in the world”. According to Schaefer (2011) Ecosystematic Theory and the model “were developed in the 1980s and

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