With the combination of the non-phase treatment approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Play Therapy, children will now have the opportunity to learn the various parts that make them who they are, express the feelings and beliefs of their parts, and gain knowledge that others have parts as well - in a creative way.
When children view us as present and authentic in a crisis, particularly when they’re dysregulated, we create an opening for healing. By creating rhythms and connection, we give children with difficult emotions permission to create new experiences that teach them how to respond rather than react, as they’ve done in the past. This program offers effective interventions for individuals, dyads, families, and groups.
This workshop will explore the therapeutic power of LEGO® in play therapy and counseling for working with children, adolescents, and adults. You’ll gain an understanding of how to incorporate LEGO® into directive and non-directive play therapy interventions to engage clients, improve communication, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and increase self-esteem and well-being.
Packed with creative interventions and insights, this 3-hour recording is sure to leave you inspired and full of ideas for your next tele-session, including how you can:
- Set up a space that is welcoming and therapeutic (yes, even for virtual offices!)
- Engage and connect with all kids, including those who are non-verbal and/or hesitant
- Cultivate the neurological benefits of attunement, co-regulation, and trust
- Troubleshoot common barriers to effective treatment
- Creatively include caregivers to extend support between sessions
- And more!
Explore ethical considerations of touch - current research, cultural concerns, and the importance of touch to human development. Come away with 20+ clinical and ethical best practice guidelines! Case examples will demonstrate in-the-moment interventions dealing with issues related to attachment, autism, ADHD, Sensory processing disorder, and physical and sexual abuse.
Join Dr. Cheryl Fisher to examine the whole-body, whole-brain benefits found in nature-based activities. It offers a multisensory approach to bringing mindfulness, green space, and biodiversity into your clinical or academic setting. Learn how engaging in nature can counter the negative effects of a skim, scan, scroll world and promote a calm and alert state. Windows optional!
Join Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW, Founder of FirstPlay Therapy®, an Infant Mental Health & Developmental Play Therapy model, to discover new innovations in the infant-parent attachment relationship. New breakthroughs in the neurobiology of touch will show you how crucial touch is to the attachment relationship. Touch and attachment literally go “hand-in-hand”!