Webinar: The Anti-Biased Play Therapist: Addressing Therapeutic Needs for Diverse Populations
May 14th, 2021
The recent racial justice movement has further highlighted the need for play therapists’ to recognize the unique needs of marginalized clients. A core ethical component is for clinicians to be mindful of their implicit biases. But what exactly does that mean? This training will challenge the play therapist to evaluate the way they treat and view the behaviors of minorities in the playroom and beyond. Additionally, attendees will learn how to apply the important characteristics of minority populations and gain strategies to engage them in culturally-competent play therapy. Interventions include play therapy games and activities for youth from marginalized communities including children of color and LGBTQ youth. 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