National Play Therapy Week 2022
Expressive Play Therapy Tools to Help Children Figure Out What’s Behind Their Anger presented by Althea T. Simpson, LCSW, RPT-S
Many children receiving play therapy treatment experience problems with managing their anger. This intermediate play therapy workshop was developed from an integrative framework to therapeutically help children who struggle with anger to manage their emotions. Anger may be a common reaction seen in play therapy sessions but is only problematic when it becomes uncontrollable, and children lose control of their behavior. As children become angry many physiological events occur that contribute to dysregulation often seen in children receiving play therapy treatment. Mental health professionals will practice 2D and 3D therapeutic activities that can be used in play therapy treatment with children experiencing anger management problems.
Useful Materials: art supplies (i.e., paper, markers, crayons, etc.) and LEGO
Participants will be able to:
- Identify at least three causes of emotional difficulties in children receiving play therapy treatment.
- Identify physiological symptoms of anger that is often seen in children receiving play therapy treatment services.
- Examine the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in play therapy as an intervention for children with anger problems.
- Demonstrate at least two expressive treatment strategies to use in play therapy with children experiencing anger problems.
Level of training: Intermediate
3 APT Non Contact CEs - Play Therapy Skills and Methods
About our presenter: Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from “Hurt to Healed.” She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice in Woodbridge, Virginia. Althea has delivered presentations for numerous organizations, community events, and professional conferences and seminars. She also has been a guest on radio programs and podcasts, and authored or co-authored articles for blogs, enotes, and two anthologies.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.
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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 2022. 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.