Expressive Interventions with Neurotypical and Neurodiverse Youth
Education regarding Incorporating play therapy into mental health sessions can improve depression, resilience, anxiety, self-esteem, academic functioning, as well as subjective and psychological well-being.
Date: February 15th, 2023
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (EST)
Location: Online via Zoom
Learning Objectives (6-hour Training):
Explore the therapeutic powers of play as core change agents for mental health professionals utilizing play therapy.
Discuss three types of play therapy commonly used in mental health treatment.
Discuss the implementation of play therapy with youth in virtual and in-person settings.
Explore play therapy as a beneficial alternative to talk therapy with youth diagnosed with ADHD.
Identify and discuss at least two theories and techniques that can be used in play therapy to address presenting problems with youth receiving mental health treatment.
Demonstrate and practice at least three expressive activities to use in play therapy sessions with youth.
Trainer: Althea T. Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, RPT-S™