Via recorded webinar
When children are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) the plan for treatment requires a careful examination of the context for the child’s symptoms and the degree of symptom severity in order to determine the best approach for treatment using play therapy. This 3 hour webinar will provide a theoretical overview of three approaches to play therapy, training on how to discern which theoretical approach is most appropriate and what interventions are best for a child depending on the context and severity of symptoms.
Original recording date: April 10, 2019 Length: 3.5 hours
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Name the diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children ages 4-11.
- Describe the theoretical basis for three approaches to play therapy that can be utilized with GAD.
- Explain the reasons for including parents in the play therapy process with children diagnosed with GAD.
- List 15 play therapy interventions tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
- Apply theoretical basis and appropriate intervention implementation to case examples.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
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Bratton, S. C. (2015). The Empirical Support for Play Therapy: Strengths and Limitations. Handbook of Play Therapy,651-668. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch35
Bubrick, J., Anxiety Disorders Center, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service, & Child Mind Institute. (n.d.). Treating Anxiety in Children | Behavioral Treatment. Retrieved from https://childmind.org/article/behavioral-treatment-kids-anxiety/
Choi, J., & Yoo, M. (2018). An Analysis of Play Themes and Therapy Progress of a Child with Anxiety Disorder in Play Therapy. Korean Journal of Play Therapy,21(2), 209-244. doi:10.17641/kapt.21.2.2
Dillon-Naftolin, E. (2016). Identification and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children in Primary Care. Pediatric Annals,45(10). doi:10.3928/19382359-20160913-01
Drewes, A. (2009). Play therapy. In A. Yasik, B. Mowder, & F. Rubinson (Eds.), Evidence based practice in infant and early childhood psychology (pp. 289-307). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
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Knell, S. M., & Dasari, M. (n.d.). Cognitive-behavioral play therapy for anxiety and depression. Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children (2nd Ed.).,77-94. doi:10.1037/14730-005
Oconnor, K. J. (2015). Ecosystemic Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy,195-225. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch9
Piacentini, J., & Bergman, R. L. (2001). Developmental Issues in Cognitive Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy,15(3), 165-182. doi:10.1891/0889-83184.108.40.206
Salzer, S. (2014). Efficacy of manualized short-term psychodynamic therapy for separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder in children. Http://isrctn.com/. doi:10.1186/isrctn11333815
Schaefer, C. E., & Drewes, A. A. (2015). Prescriptive Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy,227-240. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch10
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