Via recorded webinar
One of the most challenging situations clinicians face is helping children and adolescents process, cope and heal from trauma. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network defines Childhood trauma as exposure to child abuse (physical, sexual or emotional); death, loss, grief, medical trauma, natural disasters, exposure to violence (domestic and community); bullying, refugee trauma, terrorism and complex trauma.
Research studies developed by Kaiser Permanente and the Child Guidance Clinic in PA have shown that youth with 4 or more ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are at high risk for addictions, mental health and physical health concerns as they mature.
As practitioners, our job is to help children develop a sense of Safety (the child feels cared for) ; Self-regulation (helping child modulate arousal); Self-reflective information processing (reflect); Traumatic experiences integration (resolution); Relational engagement (appropriate attachments); and Positive Affect Enhancement (self-worth), as they heal from the trauma they have experienced.
This course will help prepare you to help youth with a trauma history through the utilization of evidenced based play therapy techniques such as Sand Therapy; Art Therapy; Doll-house, dolls, figurines, babies, bottles; Trucks, fire engines, cars; Plastic figures, army guys, bugs; legos, kinnex and magna-tiles; Masks, capes, and dress-up materials; Play dough, clay, kinetic sand; Puppets and Theater; Constructive toys; Doctor kits and Medical supplies; Food, plates ; Music- instruments and song and narratives.
As clinicians, we have the awesome responsibility to guide youth and their families through the healing of the trauma and help them gain mastery of their lives through social and emotional learning.
Part 1: Foundations of Trauma-Focused Play Therapy
Part 2: Working with children
Part 3: Working with adolescents
Original recording date: July 22, 2019 Length: 181 minutes
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List 3 foundations of trauma theory and the rationale for play therapy utilization in treatment.
- Describe 3 separate ACE studies, their outcomes and clinical applications.
- Utilize 2 techniques in making clients feel comfortable expressing and procession their feelings and emotions.
- Implement a three-phase treatment model for working with children and adolescents who experienced trauma.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Gil, E., & Briere, J. (2006). Helping abused and traumatized children: Integrating directive and nondirective approaches. New York: Guilford Press.
Gil, E. (2011). Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy (TF-IPT) (P. Goodyear-Brown ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Gil, E., & Shaw, J. A. (2014). Working with children with sexual behavior problems. New York: Guilford Press.
Kestly, T. A. (2014). The interpersonal neurobiology of play: Brain-building interventions for emotional well-being. New York ; London: W.W. Norton & Company.
Lowenstein, L. (2011). The Creative Use of Therapeutic Games with Children, Youth and Families. Toronto, Canada: Champion Press.
Steele, W., & Raider, M. (2001). Structured sensory intervention for traumatized children, adolescents, and parents: Strategies to alleviate trauma. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press.
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: Note: This course provides 3 contact hour(s) self-study credits. Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.
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