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Course description

** This course is being retired.  In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**

In this video interview, Dr.  Jodi Mullen discusses her research and experience on the culture of childhood.  She believes that in order for play therapists to be effective they have to be competent cross-culturally. Luckily, the language of play is universal. Still play therapists must take into account the world of children is vastly different from that of adults. There exist rules, values, customs, and language that are part of a culture that adults have left long behind. A culture where one is generally powerless, physical size matters, and your daily accomplishments are judged as inconsequential by the dominant culture of adulthood (drawings, homework, physical tasks like cartwheels). What’s important to children is not judged as such by the dominant culture. Children experience a childhood where their thoughts and feelings are often dismissed and minimized - little person equals little problem. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to understand childhood through a cultural lens and how that relates to play therapy practice.

2. Participants will be able to give examples of how childhood can be considered a culture.

3. Participants will be able to integrate viewing childhood as a culture into the work they do as play therapists.

 

Reviews (4)

I really enjoyed hearing Dr. Mullen discuss how viewing childhood as a culture can inform play therapists in their work with children. Her explanations and anecdotes helped to solidify the concepts. As an MFT intern who has worked with children, I can see how this approach can benefit the therapeutic relationship for both the play therapist and the child.

by Stephanie Unson

This seminar provided an excellent perspective of the 'cultural' aspects of childhood and how it relates to our (therapists) presence with children in the playroom and in general. Good reminders and new ideas as well.

by Laura West

This seminar provided an excellent perspective of the 'cultural' aspects of childhood and how it relates to our (therapists) presence with children in the playroom and in general. Good reminders and new ideas as well.

by Laura West

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I really enjoyed hearing Dr. Mullen discuss how viewing childhood as a culture can inform play therapists in their work with children. Her explanations and anecdotes helped to solidify the concepts. As an MFT intern who has worked with children, I can see how this approach can benefit the therapeutic relationship for both the play therapist and the child.

by Stephanie Unson

This seminar provided an excellent perspective of the 'cultural' aspects of childhood and how it relates to our (therapists) presence with children in the playroom and in general. Good reminders and new ideas as well.

by Laura West

This seminar provided an excellent perspective of the 'cultural' aspects of childhood and how it relates to our (therapists) presence with children in the playroom and in general. Good reminders and new ideas as well.

by Laura West

The professional was able to explain clearly about culture in childhood, she used several situations to explain about it. I was engaged in the topic and liked very much.

by Marcia Goncalves-Terlep

Jodi Mullen, PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-S

Jodi Mullen, PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-S

Guest Speaker

Dr. Jodi Ann Mullen, PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-S is a professor at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she is the coordinator of the Mental Health Counseling Program and Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy.

She is the Director of Integrative Counseling Services in Auburn, Cicero, Fulton & Oswego, New York. Dr. Mullen is credentialed play therapist and play therapy supervisor with over 20 years experience. She is the author of several manuscripts on counseling youth, play therapy, and supervision.

Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description.  Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked.  Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 


Course Contents

1 Video

1 Survey

1 Quiz

6 Texts

2 PDFs

1 Audio