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On Wednesday October 28 at 11 am EASTERN time zone Carmen Jiminez-Pride will lead a one hour class called Healing Trauma with Diverse Populations Using IFS as part of the 2020 Play Therapy Mini Master Class Series. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerful model for understanding people as having internal parts that often are in conflict with one another. Carmen teaches that children have parts too and understanding the basic notion of the IFS model in our play therapy work can really help therapists know how to help facilitate healing. This particular hour of training will focus on helping diverse populations heal trauma through the lens of IFS.

Carmen K. Jimenez-Pride is the founder of Outspoken Counseling and Consulting. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Children Yoga Teacher and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.

In 2004 Carmen earned a Bachelor of Social Work with a certificate in Child Protective Services from Benedict College and then was accepted into the advance-standing program at the University of South Carolina earning a Masters of Social Work in 2005 with a focus on communities and organizations. Carmen has vast experience treating children, adolescents and adults with culturally diverse backgrounds addressing a wide range of concerns. Her career in the mental health field spans more than 15 years. She utilizes her educational, professional and life experiences to her work as a therapist, consultant, trainer, educator, coach and author. She is the President of the South Carolina Association for Play Therapy and the founder of Diversity in Play Therapy.

I first encountered Carmen a few years ago when I learned about her books and products. I was struck by her creative and innovative spirit and how that spirit comes to life in all the work she is doing in our field. Her book called No, No Elizabeth addresses the need for boundaries and guidelines for young children while also celebrating their need for free play and expression. She offers services and products through Play Therapy with Carmen. She has an entire emotion literacy line of products I highly recommend called Focus on Feelings. 

Carmen offers continuing education training, professional consultation and supervision services.

Why sign up for the class called Healing Trauma with Diverse Populations Using IFS?

IFS is a model that can be used with culturally diverse populations to begin the healing process of various traumas. The model is well known in practice with adults but can also be very effective with children. The model integrates well with sand tray therapy and expressive arts. Carmen will be introducing some interventions you can use with clients to help facilitate the healing of trauma with diverse populations.

You can sign up for Carmen Jiminez-Prides’ class and learn about the 2020 Play Therapy Mini Master Class Series RIGHT HERE!