Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Between Philosophy and Therapy: Understanding Systemic Play Therapy through Embodied and Enactive Cognition (EEC)

Buy Article:

$20.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

This paper will explore the relationship between Systemic Therapy, which integrates play with objects in its dialogical repertoire with a philosophical account of an Embodied and Enacted Cognition (EEC) and its understanding of pretend play. We will first describe aspects of systemic dialogical practice, followed by an example from the therapeutic room that showcases one effective approach of the practice that involves play. Then, to explain the success of this play approach, principles of the EEC will be introduced together with a new understanding of pretence play as an embodied and sensorimotor activity. Finally, how the theory applies to the success of the play therapy will be exemplified. The paper ends with possible relevance and future impact of this novel understanding of cognition to systemic dialogical approaches and other therapeutic practices. We suggest that there is a clear advantage to collaboration between therapists and philosophers.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2014

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more