Jungian Analytical Play Therapy (JAPT) Another approach to play therapy is Jungian Analytical Play Therapy (JAPT). According to Green (2008), JAPT is a vigorous and innovative approach to counseling children through usage of symbolic connotation. Jungian play therapists get an understanding of children’s symbols or archetypes only within the developmental stage that they are in and permit children to come to understand symbols from their own phenomenological point of view. The role of the therapist is to motivate therapeutic wellness by encouraging warmth between the child and therapist, and reassuring the development of internal healing inclinations that are naturally instilled within all children’s psyches (Green, 2008).
According to…show more content… The counselor's diagnostic approach is what makes JAPT unique from other treatments. The diagnostic approach is both implicated and separated during therapy. The play therapist can demonstrate opposition to the analytical attitude in effort to assist in interpreting the child’s untreated issues (Green,…show more content… Conclusively, Jungians assert that the unconscious nature of the therapist provides the successful outcomes in child psychotherapy. Furthermore, their unconscious nature allows for the child's psychic affliction to be conveyed, as well as, serving as a voice on the child's behalf. (Green, 2008). Therapists are able to sync into their personal emotions throughout the play therapy session through countertransference and become aware of their feelings triggered throughout the child’s play, while sympathetically transferring these emotions to the child’s ego (Green,