This 1 hour workshop explores play therapy techniques for working with ill children and their families.
This 1 hour workshop explores play therapy techniques for working with ill children and their families. The presenter discusses the differences of chronic illnesses, serious illnesses, critical illnesses, and terminal illnesses. Development of a child’s concept of death and how children might process their own life-threatening illness in play are discussed. Play therapy activities and interventions to attend to attend to physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and practical needs of ill children are provided. The presenter discusses how to navigate family issues involving ill children and how to support families through psychoeducation and family play therapy activities. Finally, the presenter discusses self-care for clinicians working with ill children.
Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the stages of when a child faces a life-threatening illness and how these stages may present themselves during play.
- Apply play therapy activities and interventions to attend to physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and practical needs of ill children.
- Demonstrate ways to incorporate guardian and family support through family sessions and family play therapy sessions.
Samantha Willis, M.Ed., LPC (AL), NCC, Registered Play Therapist
1 non-contact hour
APT approved provide number 18-527
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Here is the course outline:
In this video, Samantha discusses the differences of chronic illnesses, serious illnesses, critical illnesses, and terminal illnesses.
Material related to the course.
Complete the evaluation for this course.
Take the quiz and pass to receive your certificate.
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
|Certificate of Completion 1 hr|