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Dream Worlds: Using Play Therapy in the Treatment of Childhood Sleep Disturbance
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Tuesday, Sep, 14, 2021 10.00 AM to 01.15 PM EST
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Christina M. Scott
Christina M. Scott, MEd, LPCC-S, RPT, NCC
Creative Crisis Specialist
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Christina Scott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Play Therapist living in Ohio. She provides teletherapy services to clien... Show More


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Course Description:
For children, play is a way to organize their world and their experiences. Play represents their language as well as their reality; through play children make sense of their world. Dreams give insight into the internal worlds of the individual. For children who struggle with sleep and dreams/nightmares, play serves as the therapeutic vehicle, allowing them to communicate their innermost struggles to their trusted clinician and to receive therapeutic guidance. 

Play therapy has many advantages including the fact that play is often a familiar safety net where the child feels in control and thus can give themselves permission to describe their experiences more effectively. This built in rapport affords the clinician a glimpse into the child’s life as well as an opportunity to gain insight into the challenges related to the sleep problems.

This training will focus on exploring children’s dreams and nightmares through the lens of two major theories: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy and Jungian Play Therapy. Participants will learn the steps and rationale for six creative play therapy interventions to use with clients. These activities will focus on exploring the child’s dreams and reducing nightmares and sleep disturbance. 

You don’t want to miss this fascinating, creative and engaging training! 
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and describe two major play therapy theoretical approaches in assessing and treating childhood sleep disturbance (Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy and Jungian Play Therapy).
  • Recall six specific play therapy techniques to assist the child client in managing his/her maladaptive sleep symptoms.
  • Describe strategies for utilizing digital play to improve a child’s sleep hygiene and dreams. Identify three dream-focused phone apps to assist the individual in preparing for a restful night’s sleep. 
    Sources and Resources (click to expand): 
    Fehr, K. K., Russ, S. W., & Ievers-Landis, C. E. (2016). Treatment of sleep problems in young children: A case series report of a cognitive–behavioral play intervention. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology,4(3), 306–317. doi: 10.1037/cpp0000153

    Johnson, C. R., & Campbell, J. M. (2016). Sleep monsters and superheroes: empowering children through creative dreamplay. Santa Barbara (Calif.): Praeger.

    Kahn, M., Ronen, A., Apter, A., & Sadeh, A. (2017). Cognitive–behavioral versus non-directive therapy for preschoolers with severe nighttime fears and sleep-related problems. Sleep Medicine, 32, 40–47. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2016.12.011

    Knell, S. M., & Dasari, M. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral play therapy for preschoolers: Integrating play and cognitive-behavioral interventions. In C. E. Schaefer (Ed.), Play therapy for preschool children (p. 157–178). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/12060-008
    CE Credits:
     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.

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    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.
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    Dream Worlds: Using Play Therapy in the Treatment of Childhood Sleep Disturbance
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    • Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy and Dreams/Sleep 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Jungian Play Therapy and Dreams/Sleep 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Nightmares 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
    • Therapeutic Powers of Play and Dreams/sleep 11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 15 Minute Break 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Play Therapy Interventions 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Digital Play and Sleep/Dreams 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Q & A 01:00 PM - 01:15 PM

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    5 Review(s)
    Lilli Perez, PhD, RPT-S
    Lilli Perez, PhD, RPT-S

    I appreciated the ease of which the training was offered and provided.

    Ariel Landrum, LMFT
    Ariel Landrum, LMFT

    This training was wonderful. I learned a variety of ways to incorporate dreams into my practice with youth and families. The instructor touched on how... Show More

    Lori Derr, LCSW
    Lori Derr, LCSW

    The training was informative, useful, and interactive. There were a lot of ideas given for interventions that I will implement in my work with kids. I... Show More

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    Live Participant

    Engaging presenter and fascinating topic.

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    Live Participant

    The trainer was awesome, loved how she included everyone in the conversation. She seemed very informed.

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