Techniques

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  • (Live) Play Therapy with Children with ASD (2 CEUs)

    $60.00

    LIVE-Jan. 31, 2019 12:00-2:00 PM CST

    (Contact)-2 CEUs. Presenter: Dr. Whitehead

    1 in 88 children are diagnosed with ASD, with males being diagnosed more than females (1:54 vs. 1:252). In addition, many children with ASD do not play in a manner that is beneficial to their development, may engage in inflexible, repetitive play patterns, may not exhibit symbolic or pretend play, and may not develop play scripts or understand the scripts of other children. Given this, it is important for clinicians to really understand the dynamics and symptoms of ASD, and learn creative ways to incorporate play, and work with families of children with ASD.

  • (Live) Play Therapy with EMDR (2 CEUs)

    $60.00

    LIVE Feb. 5, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM CST

    (Contact) 2 CEUs. Presenter: Dr. Whitehead

    Similar to EMDR in adults, the use of EMDR in children allows them to be able to heal from emotional distress caused by their negative life experiences. EMDR can be used with children who are both verbal and even pre-verbal, and can be a great supplement to play therapy. As the therapist, your role is to help the child identify a target memory that causes them emotional distress and the child will then identify a negative thought that is associated with that accessible memory. Dual Attention Stimulation or Bilateral Stimulation (e.g. “EMDR buzzies”) is utilized in order to help the child think about the distressing event while engaging in something else. Therefore, with the use of “buzzies” children are able to relax and essentially reduce their negative emotions.

  • (Live) Attachment Theory and Play Therapy (2 CEUs)

    $57.99

    LIVE Jan. 29, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM CST

    2 CEUs (Contact) Presenter: Amy Badding, RPT, MS, NCC, LMHC.

    Participants will learn about Object Relations theory and how it can be used in your play therapy practice.  The five types of attachment will be discussed and how they relate to your clinical practice with children in play therapy.  Learn about Theraplay and other interventions to use with your child clients who struggle with an attachment disorder.

  • (Live) School Professionals and Play Therapy (2 CEUs)

    $60.00

    LIVE Jan. 17, 2019 12:00-2:00 PM CST

    2 CEUs (Contact) Presenter: Dianna Green

    Schools and school personnel play a critical role in the growth, development, and success of children. Learning to partner with schools and school personnel can be a vital part of achieving desired mental health outcomes as well as gaining a complete client presentation. Learn out to effectively work within the school system and setting to gain the most in your therapeutic interventions.

  • Intro to EMDR/Play Therapy

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S with Kris Walpus, LIMHP, RPT

    EMDR “meets” Play Therapy, what are they about? There are many different approaches to working with children. Here is your opportunity to learn about the basics of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in Play Therapy. Clinical examples of both approaches will be provided. The opportunity to hear from two experts in the field is an added bonus. This webinar will compare, contrast, and challenge each of these very effective ways of helping children through life challenges.

  • Getting Ready for School…Does that have anything to do with Play Therapy and a Play Room?

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Often kids are referred to counselors at the beginning of the school year. Is it play therapy, behavior management, family counseling, or medication management?? Play therapists need to understand, appreciate, suggest, guide, and confront “school issues” that enter the play room. Do different toys mean different things during school, summer school, breaks? What toys do we use? How? When? This workshop will address all these issues.

  • Stop it! Should I bully and tease or just be sarcastic? Does this have any relationship to Play Therapy?

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Many of our children are bullied and teased at school. As clinicians, we need to distinguish between bullying, teasing, and being sarcastic. Too often children end up tattling and blaming which creates additional problems for all involved. When all these sensitive behaviors take place, we miss opportunities to help children focus on building a strong self-esteem in order to navigate these aggressive behaviors.

  • The Holidays: Using Play Therapy to Help Children Deal with the Holidays

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    During the Holiday “season” we often forget about children’s challenges in school, family, friends, and within themselves.  Depression, anxiety, and ADHD are often diagnosed and treated more heavily during these stressful times.  What happened to the joy, fun, and warm feelings that were characteristic during Holiday “seasons”?  Watching children in the play room with the use/intervention of defined play therapy techniques can often help children emancipate from difficult relationships, feelings, or behavior.  Play therapy 101 can/should be implemented during this season.

  • How is ‘Being Mean’ Played Out in Play Therapy

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Children will sometimes act “mean” in the playroom. Is “mean” defined as oppositional, destructive, passive, distant, rude, etc. etc.? This webinar will explore the etiology of “mean” in children’s play, analyze how to confront/address it, and suggest play therapy methods to help the child understand and change his/her behavior. Issues of transference/counter-transference will be discussed.

  • Limit Setting in the Play Room: Play Therapy has a lot to say about Boundaries

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Often children test limits in a play room. Depending on one’s theoretical training, how the clinician implements these boundary settings in her/her play room is not anticipated. Learning how, why, and when to set limits is an integral part of Play Therapy.

  • Using a Potpourri of Play Therapy Techniques

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    This webinar will discuss several topics/techniques as they apply to child development.  Families deal with bedtime/naps, the “witching hour”, parents who travel, and Sunday night planning for the week.   Are these parenting issues? Clinical challenges?  Or both?  Play Therapy, Filial and Theraplay are some of the different approaches to helping organize and structure a family that will be explained and applied.

  • Food, Playing House, The Popcorn Walk, What is “Nurturing” in Play Therapy?

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    This webinar will discuss techniques on how to nurture children in the play room. The use of food, “playing house”, and taking a Popcorn Walk are some of the techniques that will be discussed. Each webinar workshop offers one hour of continuing education credit. To receive credit, a quiz and an evaluation must be completed following each webinar. Kids Inc. is an approved provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education by the Association of Play Therapy, APT Approved Provider 10-275.

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