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Pre-teens and Teens in Play Therapy

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Using neuroscience, Developmental, Synergetic, and Systemic theories, and participants will explore how to navigate this "awkward" and sometimes "overwhelming" developmental stage using an eclectic framework of non-directive and directive play therapy approaches.  Understanding how to assess the teen's emotional age, an area often missed when working with this population, will also be covered as a way to understand how to incorporate play into the therapy process. The information presented is designed to open minds and hearts as participants uncover the wisdom of the changing brain and the wisdom of the teenage years.  Through lecture, demonstration, and discussion, this workshop will deconstruct this mysterious stage and support play therapists in discovering how they can help mature and remodel the teenage brain, while supporting movement towards the discovery of the authentic self- the cornerstone of the development of a teenager's identity.  
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Pre-teens and Teens in Play Therapy

*pre-recorded*

With their changing brains and hormones, finding ways to integrate play with pre-teens and teens can at times just feel “Awkward”.  Learn how to navigate therapy with our clients who are no longer children, but also not quite yet adults.

From twelve-year-olds to seniors in high school, adolescence is a time filled with change. This can make the notion of bringing play therapy to this population a challenge. Do we play? Do we talk? Do I ask questions? What do I do?”  As such, many therapists find themselves at a loss with this age group, feeling just as confused as they do!  In this workshop, play therapists will delve into the mysteries of the teenage mind as we bust myths and glean insight into how to best offer therapeutic support.  Using neuroscience, Developmental, Synergetic, and Systemic theories, and participants will explore how to navigate this “awkward” and sometimes “overwhelming” developmental stage using an eclectic framework of non-directive and directive play therapy approaches.  Understanding how to assess the teen’s emotional age, an area often missed when working with this population, will also be covered as a way to understand how to incorporate play into the therapy process.

The information presented is designed to open minds and hearts as participants uncover the wisdom of the changing brain and the wisdom of the teenage years.  Through lecture, demonstration, and discussion, this workshop will deconstruct this mysterious stage and support play therapists in discovering how they can help mature and remodel the teenage brain, while supporting movement towards the discovery of the authentic self- the cornerstone of the development of a teenager’s identity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify why it is important not to have a script for when to apply directive and non-directive play therapy interventions with pre-teens and teens.
  • Discuss the importance of assessing the pre-teen or teen’s emotional age in the play therapy process.
  • Describe the most important goal when applying play therapy to your work with pre-teens and teens.

FORMAT:

Online via Learning Portal on Institute of Child Psychology website.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals to the field of play therapy. Participants will explore the basic theoretical and ethical foundations of play therapy, and will gain practical skills and strategies to work with children in order to begin integrating this modality into their clinical practice.

This is a certified course through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the Institute of Child Psychology is an approved provider with APT; only registrants who are mental health professionals or graduate students in the mental health field should be taking this course.

APT Only accepts professionals in the field of mental health as eligible to continue with their certification towards becoming a play therapist. It is the participants responsibility to ensure they are eligible: https://a4pt.site-ym.com/page/CredentialsHomepage

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT APPROVAL:

Association for Play Therapy:  3.0 non-contact hours (APT Provider #21-634)
APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Handouts for your review, and an electronic certificate outlining APT non-contact hours will be granted after the training and the final quiz is successfully completed. Final quiz must have a minimum passing park of 75% in order to be considered a passing grade. 

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:

Refunds are NOT permitted for this course. All purchases/courses are FINAL SALE. 

***DISCLAIMER:

All workshops provided by the Institute of Child Psychology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.

Please contact our administration team if you require further details at info@instituteofchildpsychology.com

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Instructor Information

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, co-founder of the Synergetic Education Institute, creator of the Business of Therapy and host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast. She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity and is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.