** The book is required for this course and is not included in the price of the course. The book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Family-through-Expressive-Therapies/dp/039371375X **
**This is a book-study course only. You will purchase the book on your own (it is not included). After you finish reading the book, you can login to take the quiz and obtain your certificate. There are NO supplemental materials (PowerPoints, lecture, etc) included in this book-study course.
There are many ways to help children and families heal from trauma. Leaning on our ancestral wisdom of healing through play, art, nature, storytelling, body, touch, imagination, and mindfulness practice, Janet A. Courtney helps the clinician bring a variety of practices into the therapy room. This book identifies seven stages of therapy that provide a framework for working with client’s emotional, cognitive, somatic, and sensory experiences to heal from trauma. Through composite case illustrations, practitioners will learn how to safely mitigate a range of trauma content, including complicated grief, natural disaster, children in foster care, aggression, toxic divorce, traumatized infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome, and young mothers recovering from opioid addiction. Practice exercises interspersed throughout guide practitioners to personally engage in the creative expressive and play therapy techniques presented in each chapter, augmenting professional self- awareness and skill- building competencies.
By the end of this E-book learning course, Practitioners will be able to:
Understand how to engage personally in at least 10 different expressive and play therapy techniques and thereby augment professional self-awareness and skill-building competencies.
Analyze why understanding why tapping into our cultural and societal “collective unconscious” (from a Jungian perspective) is relevant to working in expressive play therapies.
Describe at least seven different play therapy models as they relate to the different chapter topics presented in the book.
Understand and be able to explain the importance of Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow as the “founders” of humanistic psychology and the chief principal of the theory.
Identify the seven stages of therapy and their organizational phases.
Create a user-friendly chart or PowerPoint for the Journaling Guidelines that are offered to promote privacy and a sense of safety in the journaling experience.
State at least five differences between FirstPlay Infant Play Therapy and FirstPlay Kinesthetic Storytelling.
Describe at least five different types of nature-based interventions.
Describe at least five different expressive art therapy assessments and how to integrate them into play therapy.
Describe at least five different Family Play Therapy interventions.