Children in Crisis: Using Play Therapy
Date & Location:
Date: Friday and Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2011
Time: 9am - 4pm (both days)
Location: Regent University - Classroom Building, Rm 228
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Note: There is Limited Space for this workshop! Register early to ensure you will be able to attend.
Open to the Public with Registration
Many U.S. cities have experienced serious losses through natural disasters. Often times therapists, social workers, first responders, and psychologists are needed to go into communities and homes to assist in helping children make sense of the crisis events. Children are forced to learn how to keep living as they try to make sense of the devastation and loss that has happened all around them. This 2-day workshop will examine and address some play therapy techniques that can be used to assist children who go through different types of crises. The workshop will provide practical insights for providers to consider and the opportunity to practice using the play therapy techniques.
Licensed Psychologists and Community Counselors, Mental Health Providers, School Counselors, In-Home Mental Health Providers, Lay Counselors, Educators, Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response Personnel, Emergency Services, Healthcare, Chaplains, Transportation & Homeland Security, and Other People-Helping Services and Counseling and Psychology Students.
Individuals who attend the workshop will leave with information about specific techniques that can be used to provide a service to children when their community experiences a natural disaster or tragic event.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the value of the service that they can offer in communities to children, who are underserved, in general, and desperately need assistance during times of crises.
This workshop is designed to help participants:
- Recognize the difference between different types of crises that happen in children's lives.
- Summarize the ways in which crisis events affect children emotionally and psychologically.
- Observe demonstrations of play therapy techniques that can be used in working with children in crisis.
- Practice using play therapy techniques in triads and larger groups.
- Utilize narrative therapy to assist children in crisis events and reenactment to help the healing process.
- Create series of interventions that can be easily used in a variety of settings where children go through crisis events.
- Design a plan that can be taught to others who can assist in treating children through crisis events.
- Discuss the possible ways the play therapy techniques can be utilized in work sites.
- Gil, E. Ed. (2010) Working with children to heal interpersonal trauma: The power of play. New York: NY: The Guilford Press.
- Goodyear-Brown, P. (2010). Play therapy with traumatized children. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Russ, S.W. & Niec, L.N. Eds. (2011). Play in clinical practice: Evidence based approaches. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Friday, November 4
9:00-9:15 am - Check-in Table Open / Refreshments
9:15-10:30 am - Crises in the Home and Family
10:30-10:45 am - Break
10:45am-12:00 pm - Psychological Effects & Play Therapy Crisis Interventions
12:00-1:15 pm - Lunch Break (On Your Own)
1:15-2:30 pm - School Crises - Bullying/Deaths
2:30-2:45 pm - Break
2:45-4:00 pm - School-Based Play Therapy/Group Therapy & Solution-Oriented Techniques
Saturday, November 5
8:45 - Check In Table Open / Refreshments
9:00-10:00 am - Crises in Community
10:00-10:15 am - Break
10:15-11:45 am - Play Therapy: Crisis Reenactment & Narrative Play Therapy
11:45 am- 1:00 pm - Lunch Break (On Your Own)
1:00-2:30 pm - Anxiety Disorders Integrating Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2:30-2:45 pm - Break
2:45-3:30 pm - Sandtray Therapy
3:30-4:00 pm - Mental Health Provider Support
Dr. Vickey L. Maclin, is a Professor and Resident in Psychology holding a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Clinical Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary.
Dr. Maclin has taught several courses in child and adolescent psychology and child and adolescent development and she is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and she has attended several of their conference. Dr. Maclin provides play therapy in clinical practice. Dr. Maclin has also worked as a substance abuse counselor with adolescents and their families. She is an Assistant Professor at Regent University in the School of Psychology and Counseling Clinical Psychology Program.
Dr. Maclin's areas of research interest include: cultural competence and diversity issues, and partnerships with African American church and mental health services. Her areas of teaching are with child and adolescents, adult development and aging, personality theories and clinical practica. Some of her areas of clinical work includes working with children and adolescent issues, sexual abuse and trauma with children and adults.
Dr. Arlene Brown’s research interests are in the areas of attachment theory, family, returning military personnel & their families, child and adolescent counseling/psychology, juvenile delinquency, and the importance of fathers. Dr. Brown has presented at local, state, and regional conferences on issues of military families, traumatized children/adolescents, development of bullying behaviors, multicultural child issues, and clinical supervision. She has had published articles on addressing the treatment needs of traumatized children and adolescents.
General Registration: $119 - Includes Training, Materials, and Attendance Certificate. (Did you register to attend the September 30/October 1st Play therapy workshop? See above for special discount.)
Current Students (Non-Regent) / Children's Church Ministry (ID Required at Event): $49.00 - Includes Training, Materials, and Attendance Certificate. Note - Professional and Continuing Education Certificate with CE hours is not available with this registration during or after registering.
Current Regent University SPC Students: Registered Regent University SPC students will receive academic credit (1 Academic Credit) for attending the September 30-October 1 workshop and this Play Therapy workshop. All Regent University SPC students must register for these workshops as a course through Genisys. Please note, Regent students must attend both Play Therapy workshop dates and students will receive 1 academic for each workshop (2 academic credits).
There is Limited Space for this workshop!
Register early to ensure you will be able to attend.
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Professional and Continuing Education:
Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program (Provider #4446). Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This event meets or exceeds the requirements of continuing education for counselors and psychologists.
When Professional and Continuing Education hours are purchased, Professional and Continuing Education certificates of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop. No partial credits are given.
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