Webinar: Play it Away: Addressing Suicide in Play Therapy 8.2022
August 6th, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Suicide is an issue that affects people of all race, genders, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, age and sexual orientation. As mental health professionals & play therapists, we have a duty to clients of all ages to effectively identify, document and treat clients who are at risk of harming themselves. This webinar will provide professionals with play therapy skills to provide ethically-sound support to clients across the play therapy process. Attendees will engage in experiential activities to identify play themes that may signal self-harm or suicidal risk in play therapy sessions. Play therapy interventions to support safety both in and out of the playroom will be explored, along with play-based strategies to support those who may be at higher risk of suicide including children of color and LGBTQ youth.
*This training meets the requirements for the Missouri LCSW suicide intervention required continuing education hours*
- Identify play themes that may signal issues around self-harm in play therapy session.
- Utilize play therapy interventions to support clients who display signs of self-harm.
- Analyze play therapy interventions to support marginalized youth who have experienced bullying.
- Discuss play-based strategies to develop safety plans for children with suicide ideation.