Diagnosing Grief in The Playroom
This 5 hour course will help participants with treatment of grief-related play in the playroom. We will cover common diagnoses such as Bereavement-Related Disorder, PTSD, GAD, MDD, and Adjustment Disorder related to Bereavement.
The Neurodiversity Paradigm and The Play and Child Therapist
This home study course will introduce participants to the neurodiversity paradigm in application. Topics such as ableism, making, the double empathy problem, behavior, communication, play preferences, and social navigation will be explained.
Attachment Theory in FirstPlay Therapy
In this 2.5 hour recorded course, discover the underlying theories and models that support FirstPlay® Therapy and Somatic Storytelling (aka Kinesthetic Storytelling®). A focus is on attachment theory and how it applies in FirstPlay techniques.
The Ethics of Touch in Play Therapy
In this 3.5 hour recorded course, gain an overview of the topic of touch in child psychotherapy sessions, the current research and neurobiology of touch related to oxytocin and cortisol, affective touch and mirror neurons.
Parent & Child Touch & Attachment Assessments
In this 2 hour recorded course, learn several recommended assessment methods to better illuminate the parent’s and child’s experiences of attachment and touch. Also, learn drawing interventions to be implemented in family play therapy sessions.
Using Music to Engage Children and Youth
Using the therapeutic powers of play, we will discuss how to engage a client's with their favorite music, use music for mindfulness, self-regulation and coping skills.