Inspiring Children and Adolescents Through Creativity - Using Art Expression in Play Therapy
The focus of this course is to better understand the world of the child through art and drawings in order to inform diagnosis and treatment planning in play therapy. There are a variety of art-based assessments that are used clinically and in research. The visual arts of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage, etc. involve both the process of creation and the product of the creative process. This process of image making for any individual is always a reflection of the self. As human beings we are intrinsically wired to reproduce and interrupt the world through our own individual filters. Therefore, as play therapists, to be able to utilize this process within our clinical practice and prove highly beneficial and cost effective. This preconference workshop will begin with a brief overview of using art expressions in clinical practice and cover the major clinical modalities used in art and play therapies. Both non-directive and directive art therapy evaluations will be explained and participants will experience this process first hand. This workshop is heavily experiential and designed to build upon the principals covered by the presenter in the PowerPoints. These creative tools will be introduced and practiced, giving play therapy students and practitioners a higher comfort level using drawings and art interventions when counseling children and their families.
Lori Fairgrieve, PhD, LCPC, LMFT, RPT-S
Thursday, November 15 - 1PM to 5PM (4 CE hours)
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