About the Event
Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Lindsey Venesky, PhD, NCSP, for a live interactive webinar on: Watch, Children at Play: An Introduction to Play Therapy
Date: January 5th, 2024
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm EST
Location: online via zoom webinars
*Participants will not have access to their cameras/microphones
Credit Hours: 3 Clinical CEs
Among many mental health clinicians who work with children, there is a consensus of the importance of incorporating play into therapy sessions. However, the specific manner of utilizing play in therapy is often less clear. Just as verbal communication serves as a means to identify and address mental health needs in adolescents and adults, play can serve that same purpose for children (Cooper & Stagnitti, 2009; Davis, Loeb, & Lee, 2021). Incorporating play into therapy sessions allows clinicians to meet children where they are developmentally. Play therapy techniques also offer a unique opportunity to support children in resolving psychological and behavioral difficulties that may be difficult for them to communicate verbally (Schaefer, 2010). Research also highlights the benefits of involving parents and families in play therapy with the client (Meersand & Gilmore, 2018). This training serves as an introduction of play therapy for mental health clinicians. Specific topics will include the theory of play therapy, using play as an assessment tool, and specific play therapy techniques. Examples and case studies will also be used to support participants’ learning.
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. - Benefits of play therapy for child therapy; focus on developmental context
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. - Theoretical basis for play therapy
12:30 - 12:45 p.m. - Assessment methods using play
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. - Specific play therapy techniques
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. - Applications for specific needs and diagnoses
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Examples and case studies
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Q&A
*This program does not have breaks
1.Participants will identify the theories that support the use of play therapy techniques in therapy sessions with children.
2.Participants will describe specific methods of incorporating play for both assessment and therapeutic purposes.
3. Participants will explain various ways to individualize play therapy interventions based on client need, family engagement, and cultural considerations.
Dr. Lindsey Venesky currently works as a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor at Cognitive Behavior Institute. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist. Her professional experiences include working in public schools, community mental health centers, and private practice. Although she has experience working with a wide range of populations and clinical needs, her specific interests include working with children and families as well as addressing grief and trauma.
Cooper, R., & Stagnitti, K. (2009). Play as therapy: Assessment and therapeutic interventions. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Davis, E. S., Loeb, D., & Lee, T. (2021). Implementing play and language therapy to work with preschool children with language and behavioral issues. International Journal of Play Therapy, 30 (2), 157-166.
Dillman Taylor, D., Purswell, K., Cornett, N., & Bratton, S. C. (2021). Effects of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) on disruptive behavior of at-risk preschool children in Head Start. International Journal of Play Therapy, 30 (2), 86-97. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1037/pla0000125
LaKaavia, T. & Ray, D. C. (2021). Child-centered play therapy and social-emotional competencies of African American children: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Play Therapy, 30 (2), 74-85. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1037/pla0000152
Meersand, P., & Gilmore, K. J. (2018). Play therapy: A psychodynamic Primer for the Treatment of Young Children. American Psychiatric Association.
Parker, M. M., Hollenbaugh, K. M. H., & Kelly, C. T. (2021). Exploring the impact of child-centered play therapy for children exhibiting behavioral problems: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Play Therapy, 30 (4), 259-271. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1037/pla0000128
Schaefer, C. E. (Ed.) (2010). Play therapy for preschool children. American Psychological Association.
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