Play therapy is a beneficial and fun approach that supports the ability of children (and often teens) to work through an array of emotional and behavioral challenges. In response to COVID, play therapists have learned to use on-line games and other activities across screens as part of play therapy. While some therapists have returned or plan to return exclusively to the office, others are considering seeing clients in both formats (hybrid model).
This webinar explores ways that therapists can maintain their skills and utilize both on-line and hands-on play therapy activities in telemental health or integrate digital activities into the office. Topics to be addressed include requirements for successful and ethical on-line and digital play therapy, benefits and challenges of each, considerations for culturally sensitive care, identification of common themes/metaphors in computer games and review of a variety of on-line and digital interventions to engage clients and address the concerns that brought them into therapy. The webinar will be taught using didactic instruction, videos, and on-line play with other participants.
- Describe the difference between digital play and on-line play and identify three ways to gain competency in use of digital play.
- Describe five benefits and challenges to providing play therapy on-line.
- Identify factors that indicate parents may be appropriately included in on-line play therapy.
- Identify five on-line play therapy interventions to help children express feelings and learn coping strategies
- Learn ways to set up and use on-line play interventions.
- Identify three common themes and metaphors in computer games and how these can be used in play therapy.
Jeannette Harroun has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she povides psychotherapy and individual consultation and supervision. Her approach to therapy is described as positive, warm and playful. She works with children, teens and parents in addressing a variety of concerns including self-regulation, impulsivity, parenting and co-parenting issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and many more. She is a collaborative supervisor with the Wright Institute, has taught at the University of Phoenix and provided numerous trainings and workshops.
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This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates and graduate mental health students.
Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (Provider #76949) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. SICGT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. There is an additional charge for BBS approved CE certificates.
Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241. There is no extra charge for APT credits.
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