√ Great combination of theory and practice so learnt a lot whilst also having tools to take away.
Often, children are unable to verbally express what they are feeling;
thus, in play therapy toys serve as children's words and play as their language.
Help children face fears with fun. Learn creative ways to help children and young people manage anxiety. In this workshop we will review relevant DSM 5 anxiety disorders, consider art and play therapy case studies and practice suitable methods and tools to work creatively, safely and effectively with children with anxiety. Anxiety is one of the main reasons for referral of children to counselling. It is increasingly being seen in children from early primary school age to adolescence. This course will offer a practical guide to the assessment of anxiety in children and options for creative intervention.
Consider and practice evidence based therapies for managing anxiety in children including creative CBT intervention strategies, child-centred play therapy, PTSD play therapy, structured art exercises and solution-focussed approaches. Find ways to engage anxious children in counselling and group work that goes beyond manualised care.
Case presentations will be used to illustrate types of anxiety presentations and treatment interventions in both individual and group settings. Skill based activities will focus on intervention planning and group work activity design. This workshop provides practical, useful and interactive opportunities to expand your understanding of and ways of working with children with anxiety.
Psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, case workers, child and family counsellors, mental health and pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines with an interest in art therapy or play therapy. No artistic experience or skill is necessary. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
Jacki Short - Counselling Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist
Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood, NSW.
Free parking onsite and walking distance to Burwood Train and Bus Station.
3 - 4 August 2020
Included in the workshop price:
Regular Price $660
Early Bird $630 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Student Price $560
Student Early Bird $530 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.
√ The range of techniques and skills provides a great tool kit for a new comer to this field. I enjoyed the hands-on and role play activities and the safe environment that was quickly established to enable discussion and conversation. Facilities and catering were excellent and communication was outstanding.
√ I enjoyed and found useful the practical application, interaction, exposure to different therapies, inclusion of DSM 5 criteria, size of group, opportunities to practice and use techniques, varying media, workbook, video, food, organisation and case studies.
√ Really enjoyed the tactile resources, puppets, cards, colourful art supplies always available and visible.
√ It was great to have opportunities to participate in therapies and discuss what experiences were like for both clients and therapist which gave us real world practice.
√ Up to date information on DSM 5 was really helpful.
√ Case studies were useful as was DSM 5 criteria.
√ l liked the opportunity to apply creative activities to anxiety.