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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 dynamic workshop, participants will learn a number of innovative play-based techniques to engage, assess, and treat families. The advantages of using creative techniques with families will be outlined, and tips for overcoming challenges will be discussed. Videos and activity demonstrations 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.
- Describe three common challenges in family therapy and identify strategies to overcome these challenges.
- Utilize at least 6 play-based techniques in therapy sessions with families.
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Bailey, C. E. (Ed.). (2005). Children in therapy: Using the family as a resource. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
Dattilio, F.M., & Jongsma, A.E. (2010). The family therapy treatment planner. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Gil, E. (2014). Play in family therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
Kerr, C., Hoshino, J., Sutherland, J, and Parashak, S. (2008). Family art therapy: Foundations of theory and practice. New York: Routledge.
Landgarten, H.B. (1987). Family art therapy: A clinical guide and casebook. New York: Routledge.
Lowenstein, L. (Ed.) (2010b). Creative family therapy techniques: Play, art, and expressive activities to engage children in family sessions. Toronto, ON: Champion Press.
Rivett, M., & Street, E. (2009). Family therapy: 100 key points and techniques. New York: Routledge.
Sori, C.F. (2006). Engaging children in family therapy: Creative approaches to integrating theory and research in clinical practice. New York: Routledge.
Taibbi, R. (2007). Doing family therapy: Craft and creativity in clinical practice (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.
Wehrman, J.D., & Field, J.E. (2013). Play-based activities in family counseling. American Journal of Family Therapy. 41(4). 341-352.
3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
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