When therapists take into account that the world of children is vastly different from that of adults we can better connect with them, understand their perspective, and make sense of their behaviour. Aggression and aggressive behaviour are just ways children are communicating to us about their inner model of how the world works, their experiences, and frequently their trauma. Unfortunately, aggression in childhood even in the therapeutic playroom, is often looked at through lenses of pathology and fear. In this online course, we will focus on the unique opportunities children who demonstrate aggression provide in play therapy when our work is centered in viewing play, even aggressive play, as communication, understanding our counter transference and employing limit setting that facilitates prosocialness.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
1) Explore the various meanings of aggressive behaviour.
2) Understand how limit setting can be used to help children make pro-social changes.
3) Describe how counter transference impacts the relationship with the child.
4) Engage in authentic learning opportunities.
5) Challenge the typical ways aggressive behaviour is viewed.
Please note, this is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE training event. We don't record this.
Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, play therapists, case workers, child and family workers, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students who are currently working or intend to work with children.
Presenter- Jodi Ann Mullen, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master
|Jodi Ann Mullen, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master, has been a Mental Health Counselor and Play Therapist for over 25 years. She is a professor at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she coordinates the Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy. She is also the Director of Integrative Counseling Services in New York State. Dr. Mullen is an international speaker and author. She has authored several manuscripts on play therapy and counselling. Dr. Mullen navigates the world of child rearing on her podcast Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of Andrew and Leah.|
WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2022, 9AM - 12PM AEDT (SYDNEY TIME)
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Special Price $150
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I really enjoyed the session today, Jodi is so knowledgable and a great presenter. I enjoyed Jodi's story-based examples to illustrate the concepts she presented - especially around setting limits. It was useful to practice the reframes with other allied health professionals who have a different focus than I do as an arts therapist. :) Thanks for organising the session and for the great work you do! Su Hanfling
Great training. Very clear, easy to understand and with great examples and content that can be applied. Learnt so much and had clear view on how to look at aggressive behaviours that can arise in a session and how to manage the challenges. Dr Jodi is always wonderful to learn from. she taps on all the challenges and concerns that comes in the counselling sessions or in the therapist mind. easy and clear to follow content.
Fruitful learning! There are real clinical experience sharing and theoretical concepts helping me to deal with children with aggression. Tiffany