Culturally Competent Play Therapy: Addressing Therapeutic Needs for Diverse Populations
A core ethical component is for clinicians to utilize cultural competence when working with clients. But what exactly does that mean? This training will identify the important characteristics of minority populations and ways to engage them in play therapy. Interventions include play therapy games and activities for LGBTQIA clients and ways to empower young girls within a play therapy framework. Participants will:
- Discuss how different ethnic and racial cultural aspects apply to play therapy.
- Adapt specific play therapy interventions that are applicable to various populations.
- Understand the importance of being a culturally competent play therapist.
- Assess the importance of different cultural traditions and holidays and their applications to play therapy.
- Evaluate the importance of identity in minority populations.
- Improve their skills in integrating more culturally-sound play therapy techniques into their practice