chapter  9
The Playful Therapist: Personifying Play in Your Practice
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As we have established, a client’s capacity to engage in play is closely linked to his or her personal history and inner world. erapists are no dierent. Gerald Corey (2009) has noted, “As therapists we serve as models for our clients.” (p. 17) e extent to which you, as a therapist, engage in play and fun in your own life-with a partner, if you have one; by yourself; or with close friends and family members-will naturally inuence your ability to empower your clients to engage in play in their lives. We believe that therapists who hope to encourage their married clients to adopt play as a key behavior for renewing their relationship must be playful themselves.