Mental health and education professionals who work with children can significantly benefit from training in play therapy. The most basic skills in play therapy can improve rapport and subsequently relationships with children (professional AND personal). In this webinar, you will learn basic play therapy skills to engage children (through the primary grades) in play therapy. Developmental and cultural issues relevant with this population will be addressed. Many practical and dynamic interventions will be presented.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
1) Identify three ways to use play therapy with children
2) Understand how to replicate play therapy techniques suitable for children
3) Use beginning play therapy skills to address the developmental and emotional needs of 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 25 years. She is a professor at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she coordinates the Mental Health Counseling Program and 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.|
Participants will need paper and coloured textas (markers) on hand for the webinar.