Via recorded webinar
Note: Course can be purchased now on pre-order sale price and video will be sent to you on November 4, 2021 after the live event.
This three-part webinar series moderated by Liana Lowenstein will present a mix of theory and innovative child and play therapy techniques to address challenging clinical issues. Whether you are a beginning or seasoned child or play therapist, this training will better equip you to deal with some of the toughest clinical issues including dysregulation, problematic sexual behavior, encopresis, and enuresis.
Each three-hour webinar features interviews between Liana Lowenstein and leaders in the field. Liana offers live commentary and weaves together the speaker’s key concepts. You will learn innovative approaches and creative child and play therapy techniques to work more effectively with children, teens, and families.About the 3 Part Series
This course can be taken as a standalone or as part of the complete series (9 CE total)
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Purchase Recorded Series: click hereDiana Garza-Louis:
As child and play therapists encounter children referred for sexual behavior problems, it is important to keep in mind that young children (under age 12) are not considered “sex offenders.” Their sexual development is at a level where sexual impulses and sexual fantasies as seen in adolescents and adults are very different, and sexual intent for sexual gratification is often questionable. Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy interventions help children increase awareness of thoughts and feelings and teaches skills to manage problematic sexual behavior. Juliet Fortino:
Many children with histories of sexual abuse struggle with problematic sexual behaviors. This training will review common symptoms and behaviors seen in child and play therapy sessions, as well as uniquely distinguishing characteristics of juvenile perpetrators versus sexually acting out children. Play therapy techniques specific to this population will be explored.
Original recording date: November 3, 2021
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify age-appropriate sexual behaviors and red flags to inappropriate sexual behaviors in children that need therapeutic intervention.
- Implement tools to assess problematic sexual behavior.
- Utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy techniques to assist children in managing problematic sexual behavior.
- Identify problematic sexual behaviors commonly seen in therapy sessions.
- Demonstrate at least 5 play therapy techniques for use with children who exhibit problematic sexual behavior.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Garza-Louis, D. (2016). Playful cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with sexual behavior problems. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Play therapy in middle childhood (pp. 99-113). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Gil, E., & Shaw, J. (2016). Children with sexual behavior problems in Handbook of child and adolescent group therapy. Routledge.
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2017). Children with sexual behavior problems: Improving Minnesota’s ability to provide identification and early intervention services through policy and practice recommendations. Retrieved from https://www.mncasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Children-with-Sexual-Behavior-Problems.pdf.
Gil, E. M. (2016). Using integrated directive and nondirective play interventions for abused and traumatized children. In L. A. Reddy, T. M. Files-Hall, & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Empirically based play interventions for children (p. 95–113). American Psychological Association
Ritzi, R. M., Ray, D. C., & Schumann, B. R. (2017). Intensive short-term child-centered play therapy and externalizing behaviors in children. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(1), 33–46.
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
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