Via live interactive webinar
Note: This online event has been approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for 3 CE Hours (non-contact) and meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar." See below for full details and APT site for their new policies as of July 1, 2022. Up to 40 "Live Webinar" credits are accepted for renewal. Course is limited to 50 attendees only. Once capacity is met, course will be unavailable for purchase.
Therapy is most effective when treatment is based on a comprehensive assessment which guides the interventions. Nowhere has this been more challenging than working with children or teens who often present as both hesitant, unable, or resistant to share what they are thinking or feeling. This is compounded by the recent pandemic which has forced mental health professionals to find new skills for online engagement and services.
This training will outline a step-by-step model that will empower you to effectively assess children and teens with a wide variety of presenting issues. Participants will learn an innovative play-based assessment model they can implement immediately into their practice and thereby create more effective outcomes.
A number of key issues will be highlighted, including key guidelines for assessment; factors that affect assessment; structure of assessment; gathering information from caregivers and collaterals; rapport-building; treatment planning; providing feedback on assessment results to caregivers.
Creative structured play therapy activities will be presented. Case examples will demonstrate the assessment techniques and how they can be used by clinicians. The key steps for developing a treatment plan will be outlined, and a sample treatment plan will be presented. Participants will receive a packet of assessment activities that they can use immediately in their clinical practice.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Utilize 3 play therapy interventions to build rapport with children and adolescents
- Implement 3 play therapy techniques to assess children and adolescents
- List the 3 key steps for developing a treatment plan
- Identify 3 guidelines for providing feedback to caregivers
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Cavett, A. (2010). Structured Play-Based Interventions for Engaging Children and Adolescents in Therapy. Infinity Publishing.
Jongsma, A. E., Peterson, L. M., & McInnis, W. P. (2014). The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates. John Wiley & Sons.
Lowenstein, L. (2002). More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth. Toronto: Champion Press.
Lowenstein, L. (2008). Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Toronto: Champion Press.
Lowenstein, L. (2009). Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth. Penguin Books.
Maruish, M. E. (2020). Essentials of Treatment Planning (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) (A. Kaufman & N. L. Kaufman, Eds.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Schneider, W. J., Lichtenberger, E. O., & Mather, N. (2018). Essentials of Assessment Report Writing, 2nd Revised Edition (N. L. Kaufman, Ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
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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