Grief and Loss in the Play Room: Play Therapy Techniques
Presented by Jenn Pereira, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC-S, RPT-S
The training is designed to assist therapists in using play therapy based techniques to support clients and families who are dealing with grief and loss issues. Primary and secondary grief and loss issues are seen frequently during play therapy sessions, therefore it behooves therapists to: have a solid understanding of the symptoms and effects of grief, how our child clients understand grief and loss, the ways in which play therapy can support coping skills, and have a repertoire of play therapy based techniques from which to draw. We will also work to dispel the myths commonly encountered when dealing with grief and loss in child clients.
Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the play therapy themes of children dealing with grief and loss (Primary and Secondary).
- Apply 2-3 play therapy techniques to the elements of grief and loss seen in the play therapy room.
- Identify ways in which play therapy and play therapists can support the family system with learning how to cope with grief.
Level of training: Intermediate
2 CEs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement
About our presenter: Dr. Jenn Pereira is an Assistant Clinical Professor with ASU's Counseling and Counseling Psychology Unit. Her special area of focus is play therapy and working with children. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Clinical Traumatologist with school, private practice, and agency background, and has worked in the field for 16 years. Jenn has been a supervisor for both state licensure interns and play therapy credentialing interns for many years, and is also passionate about providing training to students and professionals in the areas of trauma, play and sand therapy, and working with the culture of children.
AZAPT Members $35
Check in at the door begins at 6:10 p.m.
AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.