Via recorded webinar
Proper termination of play therapy services must be attended to in order for children and families to have opportunity for healthy closure of the therapeutic process and relationship.
This 2 hour training will review the ethical importance of appropriate termination in play therapy and will provide a framework for termination and a variety of techniques and activities therapists can utilize to provide children and families the chance to say goodbye.
Original recording date: January 25, 2021 Length: 2 hours
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of healthy and appropriate termination of play therapy services.
- Cite the relative professional ethics code that addresses the process of termination.
- List 10 play therapy termination activities.
- Describe how to provide termination when the therapy ends more abruptly than planned for.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
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Comer, J. S., Hong, N., Poznanski, B., Silva, K., & Wilson, M. (2019). Evidence base update on the treatment of early childhood anxiety and related problems. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 48(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2018.1534208
Kottman, T. & Meany-Walen, K. K. (2018). Doing play therapy: From building the relationship to facilitating change. Guilford Publications.
Kottman, T., & Meany-Walen, K. (2016). Partners in play: An Adlerian approach to play therapy. John Wiley & Sons.
Post, P. B., Ceballos, P. L., & Penn, S. L. (2012). Collaborating With Parents to Establish Behavioral Goals in Child-Centered Play Therapy. The Family Journal, 20(1), 51–57. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480711425472
Ray, Dee. (2011). Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice. Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice. 1-326. 10.4324/9780203837269.
West, J. (1984) Ending or Beginning? A Discussion of the Theory and Practice of Termination Procedures in Play Therapy, Journal of Social Work Practice, 1:2, 49-65, DOI: 10.1080/02650538408414775
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