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Advanced Play and Expressive Art Therapy for Children and Adolescents

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Advanced Play and Expressive Art Therapy for Children and Adolescents




6.5 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers. For other states please email swope@columbia.edu.

$250 single; $200 each for 5 or more

Alumni will receive a $50 discount. Please email swope@columbia.edu for the promotional code. Your email should contain your name and the year you graduated.

This is an advanced workshop in a two part series. Students with experience in play-therapy who did not enroll in the original introductory workshop may enroll the advanced workshop.

*Open to the public



Subject/Topic:

Play is the language of children. Play is what fosters learning and development (Russ, 2004), helps children develop roles for survival, creates positive connections and relieves stress (Landreth, 2002).

To understand play is to understand children. Almost 80 percent of social workers regularly work with children and adolescents, yet over half do not consider it their practice area and do not have training specific to this population.

Because children do not yet have the verbal language to express their experience, play allows them to share their feelings, experiences and to learn more adaptive behaviors and coping skills. Play therapy has been found to be an evidence-based practice for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity, autism spectrum, oppositional defiant and conduct disorders, anger management, crisis and trauma, grief and loss, divorce and family dissolution, academic and social developmental, and physical and learning disabilities, with meta-analytic reviews of over 100 play therapy outcome studies ranging from moderate to high positive effects (Bratton, Ray, Rhine, & Jones, 2005; LeBlanc & Ritchie, 2001; Lin & Bratton, 2015; Ray, Armstrong, Balkin, & Jayne, 2015; Reddy, Files-Hall, & Schaefer, 2005).

After today's workshop, participants will significantly add to their own clinical toolbox, with an understanding of advanced expressive arts and play therapy techniques with a focus on post-traumatic play, how to identify it and address it in practice with children and their families as well as the use of sandtray in treating trauma.

Workshop Description

The workshop will use a combination of lecture, seminar, discussion and experiential activities. Participants will do a brief review of child-centered and directive play therapy models before a short lecture on theoretical underpinnings of sandtray therapy and other advanced expressive arts and play therapies. Lecture will also discuss facets of post-traumatic play and trauma-informed expressive arts work. Exposure to and practice of individual and small group activities will include sandtray, mixed media collage techniques, mask-making, clay work and book altering.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify advanced assessment and diagnostic expressive and play therapy tools.

  • Develop an understanding of more advanced play and expressive art therapy techniques including: Identify the facets of post-traumatic play and at least two interventions to address PTP once it has been identified.

    • the ability to identify the difference between directive and non-directive sandtray therapy.
    • preliminary assessment tools to understanding symbolic imagery in the sandtray.
    • specific adaptations to using the sandtray within the group modality.
  • Identify and process challenges of limit setting in the play room

  • Participate in experiential exercises that will strengthen and expand your play and expressive arts therapy practice.


Presenter:

Elisabeth (Beth) Counselman-Carpenter, LCSW, PhD, is a full-time professor of clinical practice at Columbia School of Social Work, teaching courses on clinical interventions, evaluation, and the application of risk and resilience theories and research to at-risk populations. In addition to her role as educator, she has her own private practice, providing individual, group, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. For more information, please see Professor Counselman-Carpenter's CSSW bio.

Continuing Education Contact Hours Information

6.5 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers. For other states please email swope@columbia.edu.. In order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the entire workshop. Certificates will be emailed within 30 days of the workshop. CSSW is an approved NYSED provider for continuing education contact hours and a CSWE accredited institution.

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.




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