In this workshop, you will learn how to use play therapy theory to understand and conceptualize entire family systems and interaction patterns. You will learn several ways to engage parent and caregiver support of individual and family play therapy treatment modalities. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of theories of family play therapy and how they can be used to enhance parent child connections. We will explore:
- Use of theories of play therapy combined with family systems theory in conceptualization of clients and their families
- Ways to overcome barriers to family engagement in play therapy treatment and have thriving family or parental rapport
- Specific Family Play Therapy Theories
- Using Family Play Therapy both in the office and providing tools and activities for “at-home” use.
At the end of workshop, the learner will be able to:
- Conceptualize family systems incorporating at least 1 theory of play therapy
- Understand and identify minimum of 3 evidence based reasons family involvement and support are critical to success of play therapy
- Identify and utilize at least 5 tools for building engagement, understanding, and rapport of family’s with play therapy theories, modalities, interventions, and overall treatment plan.
- Understand framework and general use of 3 theories of Family Play Therapy
- Understand and utilize interventions from at least 2 theories of Family Play Therapy
- Have understanding and confidence in communicating to parents “at-home” play therapy interventions or activities based on research to use with any child to enhance and promote relational attachment and overall resilience of children and families