Via recorded webinar
Trichotillomania is currently classified as an “Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. This condition causes significant stress for children and teens and is treatable.
This 2-hour recorded training provides an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of trichotillomania using a play therapy approach combining cognitive behavioral play therapy, mindfulness-based play therapy techniques steeped in researched and evidence-based methods.
Original recording date: June 10, 2020 Length: 120 minutes
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the nature of trichotillomania and name the possible causes for the development of this disorder in children.
- Explain the benefits of cognitive behavioral based facilitative play therapy techniques as intervention to treat trichotillomania in child clients.
- Describe how to use mindfulness-based play therapy techniques as interventions to treat trichotillomania in child clients.
- Explain how to utilize a child-centered play therapy approach in working with children with trichotillomania.
- Describe the importance of working closely with the parents of child clients receiving play therapy who suffer from trichotillomania.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
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Hamid, N., Bordbar, M., & Marashy, S. A. (2022). The effectiveness of habit reversaltraining with cognitive behavior therapy on quality of life and symptoms of trichotillomania patients. Medical Journal of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, 44(2), 116-126.
Harrison, J.P., Franklin, M.E. Pediatric Trichotillomania. Curr Psychiatry Rep 14,188–196 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-012-0269-8
Kazemi, N., Kooshki, S., & Emamipur, S. (2021). A Comparison of the Effectiveness ofMindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy inImproving the Time Perception of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD). Journal of Applied Family Therapy, 2(1), 200-219.
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Lee, E. B., Homan, K. J., Morrison, K. L., Ong, C. W., Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P.(2020). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trichotillomania: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Adults and Adolescents. Behavior Modification, 44(1), 70–91.https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445518794366
Nesbitt, E. (2020). Behavioral therapy is a viable treatment option for children andadolescents with trichotillomania. Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates, 6)(2, 7.
Patkar P, Patil AA, Singh I, Priyambada R, Chaudhury S. Trichotillomania in childhood: A case series. Ind Psychiatry J. 2021 Oct;30(Suppl 1):S243-S248. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.328820. Epub 2021 Oct 22. PMID: 34908700; PMCID: PMC8611599.
Wilton, E. P., Flessner, C. A., Brennan, E., Murphy, Y., Walther, M., Garcia, A., ... &Freeman, J. B. (2020). A neurocognitive comparison of pediatric obsessive-compulsivedisorder and trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48(5), 733-744.
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