2-Day Workshop for the price of 1 - WOW!
(due to the generosity of University of Phoenix and Dr. Brian Bethel)
Presented at University of Phoenix
Play Therapy And Traumatized Children
Presented by Dr. Brian Bethel
Dr. Brian Bethel, PhD: Dr. Brian L. Bethel is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Bethel earned his PhD. In Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University where he also earned dual Master’s degrees in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. With over twenty years of clinical practice, Dr. Bethel brings a diversity of strengths to his clinical practice. As the founder and director of Interplay Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC. Dr. Bethel operates a private counseling practice and provides educational services to community organizations. He has dedicated much of his professional career to working with individuals impacted by trauma and continues as a mental health clinician for a Child Advocacy Center that serves children and families across southern and southeastern, Ohio. In 2018, Dr. Bethel was awarded an Award of Excellence in Research from the Association for Play Therapy for his research on the use of play therapy for children with disabilities.
Day 1: Friday, March 15, 8:30 - 4:30 Play Therapy Basics
Play therapy is an adaptable form of psychotherapy that has grown in popularity over the last seventy years. Built from the philosophy that play is a child’s natural form of communication, play therapy offers many therapeutic benefits when working with children. Unlike tradition treatment modalities, play therapy is not dependent upon a child’s verbal or developmental capacities and thus can be implemented for children with a diversity of developmental competencies. This training will highlight the use of play therapy with children who present with a range of behavioral and emotional challenges. Various theoretical models of play therapy will be discussed as well as research supported play therapy interventions. Experiential activities will be utilized throughout this presentation to enhance participants experience
Day 2: Saturday, March 16, 8:30 - 4:30 Play Therapy for Trauma
Traumatic experiences have become far too common in the lives of children. While no one is immune from traumatic experiences, children are particularly vulnerable to a diversity of adverse challenges. Specifically, the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) found that over fifty percent of individuals will experience at least one form of childhood adversity. Additional studies have asserted that four out of ten adolescents will be exposed to violence. Moreover, it is estimated that seventeen percent of teens have been physically assaulted and eight percent of adolescents are survivors of sexual assault (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2012). This training will highlight the use of play therapy when serving traumatized children. Specifically, this curriculum will offer participants evidenced-based research to support the implementation of play therapy strategies when working with teen who are addressing traumatic experiences. Likewise, the facilitator will demonstrate and provide experiential activities to provide specific play therapy techniques that are applicable for this population,
- Acquire an increased awareness of the diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation of PTSD and its implications for play therapy.
- Gain additional knowledge regarding the neurological effects of trauma in the lives and common therapeutic obstacles for children with PTSD in order to address those obstacles through play therapy
- Demonstrate knowledge of play therapy treatment and interventions that are supported by research for children with PTSD.
- Identify common play themes with traumatized children.
- Apply various theoretical models of play therapy when working with children and families following traumatic events.
- Be exposed to specific play therapy techniques for children who are affected by PTSD.
Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's , LPCCs, and/or LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CAMFT-CSJV Chapter is approved by CAMFT as a Continuing Education Provider (CEP #62276)
Refund Policy: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case that the event is cancelled or rescheduled.Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact the Continuing Education Chair, Laura Slagle, at (559) 530-2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.