Psychology Intern at SUNY New Paltz Children's Center
During the duration of time I spend working with the toddlers. I developed my observation skills through watching them engage in play therapy. I would see how the children played alone, besides others, and interacting with others. This told me many things about the child's personality. In addition, I also observed their attachment styles to their care givers. I did this by taking note of their reactions when their parents dropped them off in the center and when they came to pick them up. I noticed many different attachment styles ranging from avoidance and anxious. Overall, my goal was to use my observations to help improve the developments of the children while I was there through healthy reinforcements.