A Path Towards Healing: Play Therapy Techniques for Bereaved Clients
From the death of a loved one to divorce and separation, children experience various forms of grief that, if left untreated, can negatively affect their health and development. This one day training addresses how the play therapy process can address grief and bereavement in children and adolescents. Attendees will leave this training with a better understanding of grief and how play therapy can help clients move towards emotional healing after losing a loved one. Time will be spent exploring themes in a child’s play that may signal grief and discussing play therapy interventions that can help address that behavior. Participants will:
- Identify the stages of grief and how it effects children and adolescents using a play therapy framework.
- Develop ways to engage families in the healing process in family play therapy sessions.
- Take part in specific play therapy interventions to use across the life cycle.
- Identify various cultural considerations in grief and bereavement.
- Discover ways to combine books and play therapy techniques to help address grief.
- Examine ways to apply trauma-focused play therapy techniques to help clients who have witnessed a loved one’s death.