7 behavioural indicators are given – there are almost certainly more to be added. Each of these is related to the Play Continuum levels. For example we believe that Providing a sand pit with toys applies to play level 1, play work – level 2 and therapeutic play work – level 3 but not to other levels. However Using a sand play session as an assessment tool starts at the Play Continuum level 4 (Therapeutic Play) and also applies to Filial Play – level 5, Play Therapy – level 6 and Child Psychotherapy – level 7.
In addition the behavioural indicators are related to the level of experience (role). For example, Mediates a sand play session with a child applies to role level 2 (Initially Trained Practitioner) upwards whereas, Monitors a client’s development using a series of sand trays applies to role level 4 (Fully Skilled Practitioner) and upwards stopping at role level 7.
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Illustrative Example of a competence, with behavioural indicators
Competence is able to use Sandplay.