•Helps counselors establish rapport with children

•Understand children

•The way they interact and

•Their relationships;

•Also allows the teaching of social skills

•Child comes to session looking more hopeful and relaxed.

•Child appears to have increased confidence.

•Child can summarize what has happened and what has been learned.

•Child’s interactions with parents appear more relaxed.

•Play patterns, interactions, and/or body language has changed.

•Child openly raises a problem or concern.