Via live interactive webinar
This training provides 3 non-contact CE APT credits. See below for full details.
Note: To maximize this training, participants are requested to have ready: Paper (3 pieces), Markers (assorted colors) and Optional craft supplies such as: Tape, scissors, colored felt, tin foil, cotton balls, straws, pipe cleaners, glitter, googly eyes.
Children are often excluded from family therapy because many practitioners are at a loss of how to effectively engage them. The use of creative activities in family therapy such as games, art, and storytelling, facilitates the participation of all family members. Play and expressive arts techniques, in particular, offer an advantage over traditional “talk therapy” because children are provided with a more developmentally appropriate means to communicate. Additionally, play and arts activities facilitate family relatedness.
Through this fun and interactive webinar, participants will learn a number of innovative play therapy techniques to engage, assess, and treat families. The advantages of using play therapy techniques with families will be outlined, and tips for overcoming challenges will be discussed. Videos of family play therapy sessions will illustrate techniques.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List three benefits to using play, art, and other expressive techniques in family therapy.
- Implement at least 2 strategies for engaging resistant family members
- Utilize at least 6 play therapy techniques in sessions with families.
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Cornett, N. (2020). Family play therapy: Why & how. Play Therapy (15)2, 8-11.
Gil, E. (2015). Play in family therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
Green,E., Baggerly, J., Myrick, A.C. (2015). Counseling families: Play-based treatment. Rowan & Littlefield.
Horwath, J., Platt, D. (2020). The child’s world: The essential guide to assessing vulnerable children, young people, and their families. Journal of Social Work, 20(5), 694-696.
Lariviere, M.D., & Lyness, K. (2017). Transforming troubled children, teens, and their families: An internal family systems model for healing. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 43(2).
Lowenstein, L. (Ed.) (2010b). Creative family therapy techniques: Play, art, and expressive activities to engage children in family sessions. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Wehrman, J.D., & Field, J.E. (2013). Play-based activities in family counseling. American Journal of Family Therapy. 41(4). 341-352.
Willis, A.B., Haslam, D.R., Bermudez, M. (2016). Harnessing the power of play in emotionally focused family therapy with preschool children. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 42(4).
3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same credit status as live in person by New York, Maryland and many other State boards. Please confirm with your local board.
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: This course provides 3 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
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.
ASWB ACE Approved:
Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education credits (in person or live online).
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