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Digital Seminar

Play, Play Therapy, and Games: Proven Strategies to Engage Children in Therapy


Faculty:
Gary G. F. Yorke
Duration:
6 Hours 35 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 26, 2017
Product Code:
POS062370
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Create stories that engage children and achieve therapeutic goals
  • Foster emotional competence and social skills
  • Overcome resistance
  • Game activities using everyday materials

This dynamic and engaging workshop is perfect for adding play clinical therapy strategies and techniques to your repertoire. You will learn practical and engaging strategies to use immediately, for children with ADHD, depression, anxiety, ODD, and more.
The strategies and techniques you will learn in this workshop include storytelling, therapeutic board games, rating scales, Thumballs, paper and pencil games, checkers, noncompetitive games, communication games, popular children’s games such as Candy Land and Don’t Break the Ice®, and Bibliotherapy. The strategies and techniques taught in this workshop are suitable for children with a wide variety of challenges, including anger, anxiety, depression, non-compliance, disruptive behavior, and social skill deficits. A detailed course handbook will provide additional information about techniques and strategies discussed in this workshop, as well as additional resources.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Play Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an APT Approved Provider 05-165. Successful completion of this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 non-contact hours.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** ASHA Self Study CEUs are available on this course from 05/01/2018 to 04/30/2021. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 05/01/2018 or after 04/30/2021 cannot be reported.

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists who participate in the self-study (Digital Seminar or Online Course) will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided under the Handouts section of the online program.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Gary G. F. Yorke Related seminars and products: 2

Ph.D., Psychologist

Austin Behavioral Health Center


Gary G. F. Yorke, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, is a licensed psychologist and has been in private practice in Austin, Texas, for over 20 years. He and his wife co-founded Austin Behavioral Health Center which provides play therapy and assessment services to children and adolescents. Dr. Yorke is also president and founder of childtherapytoys.com, an internet based store for child clinicians. He is the creator of My First Therapy Game, The Social and Emotional Competence Game, The Social and Emotional Competence Card Game, and author of My Medication Workbook. He has presented workshops on storytelling, ADHD, child therapy, assessment, Bipolar Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and the use of games in child and play therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gary G. F. Yorke is the founder and president of Childtherapytoys.com, LLC. Dr. Yorke receives royalties for The Social & Emotional Competence Game, The Social & Emotional Competence Card Game, and My Medication Workbook. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Gary G. F. Yorke has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior​, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Fun with Literacy: 100s of Activities, Exercises and Tips for The Classroom & Therapy (Birth-Preschool)​, please visit our product store.

To order the The Social and Emotional Competence Card Game for ADHD, Asperger’s, Anxiety, Depression & Bipolar Disorder, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Play Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

Let’s Play Games!

  • Use games diagnostically and therapeutically
  • Select games for specific diagnoses and symptoms
  • Games to establish rapport
  • Maintain a therapeutic attitude while encouraging clients to have fun

The Intersection of Play, Play Therapy, and Games

  • Establish therapeutic goals collaboratively
  • Select materials specific to the client’s symptoms and behaviors
  • Teach skills and alternative behaviors
  • Facilitate interpretations and connections
  • Reinforce appropriate behaviors in sessions

Strategies to Engage Children and Parents

  • Engage parents, before, during, and after the initial visit
  • Educate parents about play therapy
  • “Homework” interventions
  • Communication games

Strategies for Young Children (3 to 6 years old)

  • Brief therapy strategies
  • Parent training
  • Cooperative games
  • Storytelling games
  • How to use non-therapeutic games
  • Address disruptive behavior disorders
  • Play techniques and bibliotherapy for anxiety and depression

Strategies for Elementary School Children (6 to 11 years old)

  • Engage children in the first and second sessions
  • Collaborate with parents
  • Selection and use of therapeutic games
  • Storytelling
  • Structured activities for ADHD, anxiety, depression and ODD
  • Suggestions for non-therapeutic games

Strategies for Middle School Children (11 to 14 years old)

  • Engage middle school children in the first and second session
  • Reluctant clients and withdrawn clients
  • Angry and passive-aggressive clients
  • Clients/students with weak social skills
  • Structured activities for ADHD, anxiety, depression and ODD
  • Collaborate with parents
  • Selection and use of therapeutic games
  • Storytelling
  • Non-therapeutic games

Special Issues in Child Therapy

  • How much self-revelation is OK
  • Disruptive behaviors, cheating and frustration
  • Resistance to game play
  • Include siblings, parents, friends

Objectives

  1. Implement strategies for engaging children and their parents in therapy while maintaining a therapeutic environment.
  2. Apply a variety of interventions to foster social and emotional competence.
  3. Communicate how games make therapy accessible and productive.
  4. Utilize a variety of games to facilitate therapy, overcome resistance, foster emotional and social competence skills and make sure clients have fun when they come to their session.
  5. Implement Bibliotherapy techniques strategically and develop storytelling skills that can be used to mirror our client’s healthy development and coping skills, and to model and suggest strategies for addressing problems.
  6. Employ popular, commercially available games (e.g. Candy Land) to facilitate therapy.

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Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 102

Comments

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"I really enjoyed this workshop and found it very helpful. "

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"Easy and quick to register, even at the last minute. Thank you for this opportunity!"

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"I really enjoyed the subject matter and the presentation. Mr. Yorke was a pleasure to listen to."

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