December 6, 10:45-1:00 EASTERN
When a child’s parents are going through a divorce the entire family goes through major changes which has rippling effects on the dynamics between the parents, between the parents and children and between the siblings. This 2 hour live webinar will examine the effects of divorce on the children in the family as well as the family system as a whole and will specifically address how the use of play therapy with the children individually, sibling sessions, parent child dyads and the family as a whole can be effective in helping the family have a healthy exploration and expression of emotions and preferences with regard to relationship dynamics. We will examine the continuum of conflict between parents and the way this information can inform your play therapy treatment planning process.
- Describe and enumerate the levels of conflict between parents on the continuum and how that will inform treatment planning.
- Describe the most recent research on the effects of divorce on children and families and how therapeutic intervention can be supportive.
- Name 5 specific powers of play and describe how play is an agent of change and growth for children and families going through divorce.
- List at least 10 play-based interventions that can be used with children in session individually with siblings and/or with parents and whole family.
The live webinar counts as 4 hours of contact play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).