From Blocks to Bingo: Play Therapy Across the Lifespan
We know how easy it is to play with children, but how about when they get older? Engaging teens and adults into play therapy can be challenging but is not impossible. This two-day training will teach participants how to apply play therapy to young children, teens & adolescents, families, and adults. Participants will learn how to engage these different populations in play therapy and practice various interventions to use in individual, family and group sessions. Specific information on how to address gender and sexual orientation will also be covered. Participants will:
- Discuss the foundation of brain development and its importance in incorporating play therapy with clients.
- Develop techniques to engage adults and teens in play therapy.
- Examine how adverse childhood events affect children and their play.
- Discover play therapy interventions that support human development across the lifespan.
- Illustrate ways a play therapy environment can promote brain development.
- List ways adverse childhood events can impede a child’s development.
- Analyze how to address the disruption in play caused by traumatic events.
- Take part in play therapy interventions to promote sensory integration.
- Learn ways to apply play therapy interventions to promote social-emotional development.
- Explain the benefits of play therapy with adults.
- Create specific play therapy interventions to use when working with LGBTQIA clients.
- Identify ways to engage families in play therapy.