ʺI’m in the playroom with a client…now what?ʺ The Nuts and Bolts of Child-Centered Play Therapy
The primary goals of this workshop are two-fold: To educate about Axline’s eight principles of play therapy and how they can be a clinical guide when working with children in the playroom; and to demonstrate and practice the nuts and bolts of conducting child-centered play therapy. These goals will be met by describing playroom basics and Axline’s eight principles of play therapy; demonstrating and practicing interventions in the playroom (i.e., verbal tracking, emotion reflection and amplification, responding to a child’s questions and commands, returning responsibility to the child, whisper technique, and what to do when a child asks for help); and examining the importance of, and practicing the ACT technique for, limit setting. In addition, common play therapy themes, signs that a client is moving towards healing and wellness, and how to tell when it is time to terminate will be discussed. Lastly, the importance of working with clients’ caregivers and common caregiver practices that can aggravate client symptoms will be examined.
Presented by Beverly Hines, MS in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, LPC
Thursday, November 15 - 8AM to 12PM (4 CE hours)
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