Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Parent/Caretaker Relationship Transition (PCRT©)
Presented by Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S, DCSW
Parent or caretaker relationship transition is one the biggest challenges facing children today. The change created by this issue prompts multiple changes in the family. The “face” of the family changes; emotions run high, and children are often caught in the middle of conflict and chaos. The child’s grief and confusion may be forgotten or at a minimum delayed, in the restructuring of the family.
This workshop is designed to provide clinicians with knowledge and skills that will enhance their ability to treat children of divorce or PCRT©. They will learn about the impact of parent or caretaker relationship transition on children, parents and society. They will also review the possible adverse developmental implications of this challenge for children.
Instruction will be offered regarding play therapy approaches and techniques for child clients. Also, though a play therapy lens, instruction will address how to guide (play therapy translation skills) parents/caretakers and children through the complications of divorce or PCRT©. Play therapy interventions as it relates to the child’s transition adjustment and self-esteem will be reviewed. Instruction will be offered regarding specific examples of play therapy techniques for children of divorce or PCRT©. Bibliotherapies and other interventions will be discussed.
Participants will be asked to share case experiences. Questions regarding future treatment issues will be encouraged.
Participants will be able to:
- Utilize the current statistics of divorce and relationship transition as it relates to the preparation/ understanding of play therapy interventions
- Discuss basic paperwork/play therapy paperwork and basic assessment tools when working with children involved in PCRT©
- Explain PCRT’s © emotional and developmental impact on children as it relates to play therapy treatment
- Discuss COVID-19 and its influence regarding loss with this play therapy treatment population
- Utilize 2 play therapy techniques for use with children and families with PCRT©
- Assess the value of play therapy translation to the parents, caretakers, attorneys and other professionals making decisions for the health of the identified child client (a play therapy translation tool will be introduced to participants)
Level of training: Beginner
2 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics
About our presenter: Teri V. Krull, LCSW, RPT-S, DCSW (NASW) has a 35-year private practice treating children and providing consultation to professionals and parents. A member of APT since 1985 and co-founder and first president of the Arizona APT, she served 6 years on the APT Board, chaired the APT board of directors (2000) and is currently a board member of the National APT Foundation. Teri is an international presenter in play therapy, parent coach and has produced 4 educational play therapy films for long distance learning. In 2010 she was honored with the Arizona District and State NASW Lifetime Achievement Award. Teri is licensed in both Arizona and Maryland. You can contact her at www.playtherapy.tv or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AZAPT Members $40; Nonmember Guests $50
Limited to 40 participants.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.
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.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than August 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after August 1, 2021.
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