Program Content Description / Learning Objectives:
Day One: Using Play Therapy to Treat Attachment Disorders: Children with traumatic early life experiences are at risk for attachment disorders. This training will help play therapists develop a fundamental understanding of how attachment impacts brain development. We will explore how play therapy interventions, including Theraplay®, can assist in helping form secure attachments between children and caregivers. Video clips of attachment based play therapy will be shown. Learning how to educate and involve caregivers in play therapy to promote healthy attachment will also be explained.
Objectives:Summarize the fundamentals of attachment theory; Summarize the four dimensions of Theraplay® ; Utilize play therapy techniques that will enhance attachment; Identify how to educate and involve caregivers in play therapy to promote healthy attachment.
Day Two: Taming the Worry Monster: Play Therapy with Anxious Children
Anxiety is a common problem for many children. Whether the anxiety arises from genetic factors or environmental conditions children need to find a way to face the anxiety and master it. This training will examine the symptoms of anxiety and how it impacts children. We will explore play therapy interventions as a way of teaching children how to manage anxiety producing situations. The parent’s role in the play therapy process will also be discussed.
Objectives: Summarize the prevalence of anxiety in children and the need for timely intervention; Identify different types of anxiety and how it presents in children; Describe play therapy techniques that will help children manage anxiety; Identify how to incorporate parents in the play therapy treatment process.
Early Bird Fee: $300 Must register and pay before September 1, 2017 - Noon
After September 1, 2017 $350 - LIMITED SEATING
About the Presenter: Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S owns a private practice www.pamdyson.com in Plano, TX providing parent consultations and play therapy services for children 3-12 years of age. A former early childhood educator with a passion for preschoolers, she is the founder and director of the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training www.dfwplaytherapy.com and serves on the board of directors of the Association for Play Therapy.
*Garrett Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6763. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Garrett Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763. *Garrett Counseling is approved by APT to provide continuing education. Garrett Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APT Approved Provider 15-430.
Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid. This is very limited seating.
Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancel fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.