Via recorded webinar
Note: To maximize this training, participants are requested to have ready: Paper (3 pieces), Markers (assorted colors) and Optional craft supplies such as: Tape, scissors, colored felt, tin foil, cotton balls, straws, pipe cleaners, glitter, googly eyes.
Children are often excluded from family therapy because many practitioners are at a loss of how to effectively engage them. The use of creative activities in family therapy such as games, art, and storytelling, facilitates the participation of all family members. Play and expressive arts techniques, in particular, offer an advantage over traditional “talk therapy” because children are provided with a more developmentally appropriate means to communicate. Additionally, play and arts activities facilitate family relatedness.
Through this fun and interactive webinar, participants will learn a number of innovative play therapy techniques to engage, assess, and treat families. The advantages of using play therapy techniques with families will be outlined, and tips for overcoming challenges will be discussed. Videos of family play therapy sessions will illustrate techniques.
Original recording date: August 19, 2020 Length: 181 min
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List three benefits to using play, art, and other expressive techniques in family therapy
- Implement at least 2 strategies for engaging resistant family members
- Utilize at least 6 play therapy techniques in sessions with families.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Cornett, N. (2020). Family play therapy: Why & how. Play Therapy (15)2, 8-11.
Gil, E. (2015). Play in family therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
Green,E., Baggerly, J., Myrick, A.C. (2015). Counseling families: Play-based treatment. Rowan & Littlefield.
Horwath, J., Platt, D. (2020). The child’s world: The essential guide to assessing vulnerable children, young people, and their families. Journal of Social Work, 20(5), 694-696.
Lariviere, M.D., & Lyness, K. (2017). Transforming troubled children, teens, and their families: An internal family systems model for healing. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 43(2).
Lowenstein, L. (Ed.) (2010b). Creative family therapy techniques: Play, art, and expressive activities to engage children in family sessions. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Wehrman, J.D., & Field, J.E. (2013). Play-based activities in family counseling. American Journal of Family Therapy. 41(4). 341-352.
Willis, A.B., Haslam, D.R., Bermudez, M. (2016). Harnessing the power of play in emotionally focused family therapy with preschool children. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 42(4).
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
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