Explore creative use of play in working with families with younger children
Learn how to work creatively with young children in therapeutic environments through the use of play.
This experiential workshop focuses on creative and expressive ways of working systemically and therapeutically with children and families. Therapists and workers often work with children or adult members of families, but do not feel confident in seeing younger children in sessions with parents and adolescent older siblings. This workshop considers the rationale for including children and play in family therapy and explores a range of creative techniques for involving all family members in sessions where there are children present. We will also be considering guidelines and resources for the use of telehealth when working with children in families.
What Will You Learn?
By attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe the therapeutic rationale for using play and other creative techniques in the context of clinical work with families with children
- Describe a range of child-focused activities and therapeutic modalities and apply these to your work with families
Clinicians who are working therapeutically with families and wish to enhance their skills in play and creative therapies that consider the needs and expressive capacities of children.
In this workshop, subject matter experts will help you explore key concepts and theoretical and practical frameworks.
Demonstrations and activities make this an interactive and engaging workshop. Art and drawing, sand play, the use of hand puppets, St. Luke’s cards and storytelling are some of the fun and therapeutic interventions we will be using. Participants are invited to share their practice wisdom and ideas for integrating play and work with families.
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