When: February 2, 2018
Where: Parish Hall
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
2 Cherry Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Continuing Education: 6 1/2 hours of continuing education credits will be offered. Play Therapy Associates of Vermont is a Continuing Education Provider for the Association for Play Therapy, APT provider #07-214. For more information on APT or Play Therapy see www.a4pt.org.
Peeking Over the Wall:
Play Therapy with Children who Internalize Struggles
Some of our most challenging clients are children who internalize. These are the children who hold their cards close to their chest, making play therapy an excellent vehicle for supporting this population. They often struggle with coping with negative emotions or stressful situations and direct their feelings inward. Play therapy allows children to express these feelings and provides a save venue for processing. Workshop participants will spend the day examining case studies, formulating a clearer understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by this population and explore possible play therapy options for releasing pent-up emotions. Play therapy techniques using many modalities, including sand and miniatures will be explored.
For More Information:
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify three examples of internalizing behaviors.
2. Identify three play therapy strategies for eliciting feelings from the child.
3. Identify the goal for using play therapy with a child who internalizes feelings.
4. Identify strengths of this population and how they can be exercised using play therapy.
5. Identify play therapy techniques that could be used to support this population in an externalizing world.
6. Demonstrate two play therapy interventions to use with this population.
Withdrawal Policy: (a) If participant withdraws earlier than four weeks prior to the first day of a workshop, then participant will receive a full refund of the paid deposit, minus a $25 withdrawal fee. (b) If participant withdraws within four weeks before the first day of a course (but earlier than one week prior to the first day), then participant will receive a 50% refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee. (c) If participant withdraws within one week before the first day of a course, then the deposit is forfeited.
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Play Therapy Associates of Vermont provides one-on-one and small group supervision for licensed clinical therapists and school counselors.