Play Therapy for Tweens and Teens: Strategies to Build Rapport, Invite
Live Webcast

Play Therapy for Tweens and Teens: Strategies to Build Rapport, Invite Emotional Expression, and Navigate the Unique Challenges of this Developmental Stage


Faculty:
Jennifer Lefebre
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC054800
Brochure Code:
PLW68485
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Living in a developmental stage that is inherently confusing and chaotic, adolescents are vulnerable, unsure of themselves, and often guarded when it comes to trusting and relating to others. Most teens and tweens are not in therapy by choice, and typically are NOT interested in talking about their feelings or the issues adults have identified as “problems,” especially with a stranger.

As a therapist, this presents a challenge for engaging teens and tweens who are clearly struggling but unwilling or unable to talk about it. At a time when adolescents and preteens need our help in navigating the multiple challenges of family, academic, and social life more than ever, the gap between clinical theory as taught in graduate school and real-life practice continues to widen.

Play therapy offers a unique avenue for expression that honors these clients’ developmental level and gives language to their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening manner. Through the power of play, you can help teens and tweens process their emotions, build self-regulation skills, improve distress tolerance, and discover themselves in a non-directive safe way.

Watch trauma expert and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), Dr. Jennifer Lefebre, in this experiential, interactive live webcast full of creative, effective play-based interventions that can easily be integrated into the work you are already doing.

Using music, metaphors, art, movement, sandtrays and more, you can effectively treat many of the clinical issues these kids are facing, including:

  • Depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, OCD
  • Low self-worth, identity development, self-injury, difficulty relating to others
  • Impulsivity and poor judgment, difficulty accepting responsibility
  • Pressure related to social media, sexual activity, drug and alcohol use
  • And More

Discover how play therapy will inspire and transform your work with tweens and teens!

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 live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

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COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS - SOUTH CAROLINA

This program has been approved for 6.5 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 is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.5 clock hours in length.


EDUCATORS - ILLINOIS

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6.5 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

 

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form found on the “materials” tab. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee (if not already paid with, and in addition, to your registration fee) to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


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6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


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


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PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.5 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


EDUCATORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.5 CPE clock hours. 


EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS & EDUCATION SERVICES PERSONNEL - NEW JERSEY

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


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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.5 contact hours or .65 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS - FLORIDA

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Particpants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


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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 webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.5 contact hours.


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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW YORK

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 activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


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SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS - KANSAS

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


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.5 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS - ASHA

ASHA

This course is offered for .65 live ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.5 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

Jennifer Lefebre Related seminars and products: 5

Psy.D., RPT-S


Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S, is a clinical psychologist and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. Her clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She has extensive experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, first responders, and combat veterans. Dr. Lefebre is the clinical director at Healing the Child Within, a holistic trauma center in northwestern Connecticut which integrates psychotherapy, yoga, and eastern philosophies into the treatment of complex trauma. She also provides clinical supervision and play therapy consultation throughout New England and online, and is an infant and early childhood mental health consultant.

She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient, community mental health settings, and schools, while teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level and providing trainings around the country. She and has received specialized training in many modalities, to include Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-A). She is working towards becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Jennifer Lefebre is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Jennifer Lefebre is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store.


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, CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindfulness Skills for Kids Card Deck and 3 Card Games, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Facilitate verbal and nonverbal expressions of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in teens and tweens through the use of four or more play therapy interventions.
  2. Transform your work and enhance the capacity for healing and creativity among tweens and teens through play therapy strategies to build resilience and self-esteem.
  3. Discover how play therapy can increase engagement and build therapeutic rapport within this dynamic developmental stage via play-based assessments and icebreakers.
  4. Evaluate the balance between both structure & freedom and independence & dependence, and learn at least four play therapy strategies to maintain this flow.
  5. Build confidence in teaching caregivers how to play with their adolescents, and how to make these experiences part of their daily routines.
  6. Learn how to combine play therapy and traditional therapies to support the constant shifts in this developmental stage.

Outline

ADVANCING ADOLESCENT TREATMENT WITH PLAY THERAPY

Why Play Therapy? What is It, and How is It Different with Teens and Tweens?

  • Evidence supporting the benefits of play and creativity with this population
  • Therapeutic powers of play
    • Neurobiology of play & impact on trauma and attachment
  • Avoid pitfalls when working with teens and tweens
    • The frustration factor ~ use of cognitive skills and language
    • Understand the difference between resistance, opposition and shut-down
    • Play-based assessments and icebreakers to increase engagement
  • Limitations & potential risks

From Client-Centered to CBT, a Myriad of Play Therapy Approaches as Applied to Adolescents

  • Developmental Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
  • Adlerian Play Therapy
  • Client-centered Play Therapy​
  • Theraplay®
  • Play therapy with families and groups

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT ~ TASKS, THEORIES & CHALLENGES

Physical, Cognitive, Moral, and Psychosocial Development Changes and Milestones of Tweens and Teens

  • Autonomy from parents & family
  • Relationships, friendships & intimacy
  • Identity development
  • Moral reasoning & physical and intellectual growth

Influences of Culture, Heredity, Environment and Social Setting on Adolescents

  • Social media, television and movies, music, electronics…oh my!
  • This is the world we live in…how it effects treatment and growth

Striking a Balance

  • Structure & freedom and independence & connection
  • Verbal intellect & playfulness and creativity
  • Strategies to teach caregivers how to play with their adolescents, and how to make these experiences part of their daily routines

PROVEN PLAY THERAPY TECHNIQUES

Enjoy the Silence ~ How to Use Silence to Increase Engagement and Therapeutic Rapport

  • Try not to laugh
  • Hide & seek & peek-a-boo
  • What might this be? What can this do??

Walk this Way ~ Embodied Play Therapy and Movement Techniques to Increase Emotional and Behavioral Regulation

  • The floor is lava...The floor is quick sand
  • Mirror, mirror
  • Trauma-informed yoga

What’s on Your Play List? ~ How to Use Music to Facilitate Therapeutic Discussion

  • Trashballs
  • Catch the beat
  • What are you listening to?

Enter Sandman ~ The Use of Sandtrays to Facilitate Verbal and Nonverbal Expressions of Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

  • Safe Place
  • Futurerama
  • Half & half

How to Use Drawing, Paint, Clay, Masks, and More!

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists

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