Via recorded webinar
This course provides 3 CE non-contact APT Hours. See below for full details.
NOTE: To maximize this training: Please print out the last 3 pages of the handout (Flowers & Weeds and Lollipop Tree) and prepare 1 sheet of paper and colored markers
The creative use of games, art, and stories in therapy is an effective way to engage clients and help them to resolve difficulties. Expanding your repertoire beyond traditional “talk therapy” to include play therapy and expressive arts will make therapy sessions more engaging and effective.
A variety of therapeutic games, art activities, stories, and other techniques will be highlighted. The techniques will be applied to specific clinical examples to illustrate how they can help clients work through treatment issues such as feelings identification, anger management, social skills, stress reduction, and self-esteem.
The activities presented can be used with a wide range of presenting problems and difficulties such as family violence, divorce, grief and loss, serious illness, and placement in out-of-home care. Videos and activity demonstrations will illustrate techniques. This webinar will be fun and experiential, and participants will come away with many new techniques to add to their existing repertoire.
Original recording date: June 22, 2020 Length: 182 min
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify 3 guidelines for selecting therapeutic activities
- Implement at least 6 new play therapy and expressive arts techniques with children and teens
- Describe key processing skills to deepen therapeutic work
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Lowenstein, L. (2014). Cory helps kids cope with sexual abuse: Playful activities for traumatized children. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Lowenstein, L. (2016). Creative CBT interventions for children with anxiety. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Malchiodi, C. (1998). Understanding Children’s Drawings. New York: Guilford.
Malchiodi, C. (2003). Handbook of art therapy. New York: Guilford.
Perrow, S. (2012). Therapeutic storytelling: 101 Healing stories for children. Hawthorn Press.
Rubin, J.A. (1984). Child Art Therapy: Understanding and Helping Children Grow Through Art. (2nd ed.). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Schaefer, C., & Reid, S. (2001). Game play: Therapeutic use of childhood games (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.
Strayhorn, Joseph (1988). The competent child. New York, Guilford Press.
Sunderland, M. (2017). Using storytelling as a therapeutic tool with children. Routledge.
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
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