Recently a 6-week reality play therapy (RePT) model was developed for use with clients ages 7–14. RePT utilizes directive activities by integrating play and reality therapy techniques. In this study, we provided a 2-hr training on the RePT model with 24 participants in the mental health profession. At the end of the training, participants shared their perceptions of the RePT model, rated their confidence in utilizing activities from RePT, and rated the likelihood that they would utilize these interventions with child and young adolescent clients. Overall, participants reported confidence in utilizing most aspects of the RePT model and were more likely to implement the RePT activities that they felt most confident about after the training. Based on participants’ feedback, suggestions for revising and expanding the RePT model are provided, along with suggestions for future research with the RePT model.
Describe and revise the RePT model to include a broader population of clients.
Apply trauma sensitive considerations for utilizing the RePT model.
Assess ways to incorporate the caregivers in the therapeutic process when using RePT.