Using Play as a Means towards Child and Adolescent Mental Well-being (Online Session)

This training aims to empower participants To understand the therapeutic power and value of play as well as to be aware of how typical play may vary according to age, gender, culture, etc.

R5,500.00

Using Play as a Means towards Child and Adolescent Mental Well-being (Online Session)

Description

Dates:
Online Session 4-8 March 2024
   
   

 

Learn how to use play to improve emotional well-being in child and adolescent mental health.

 

☆Who is this for?

• All healthcare professionals working with children and adolescents in a mental health setting.
• Previous training and experience in typical child development and child and adolescent mental health is preferable.
• Including professions such as medical practitioners, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses and other therapists.

☆This training aims to empower participants:

• To understand the therapeutic power and value of play
• To be aware of how typical play may vary according to age, gender, culture, etc.
• To consider typical childhood development when assessing and treating a child in a mental health setting
• To understand how a child and adolescent client differ from one another and from adult clients
• To consider a child’s unique temperament during assessment and treatment.

☆This training aims to teach participants:

• The history of play therapy and the different approaches within play therapy
• The theory behind child-centred play therapy and how to apply it in practice
• The theory behind gestalt-play therapy and how to apply it in practice
• Why, when and how to set boundaries within the practice
• The therapeutic use of self as an essential technique in the play practice
• How to set up a playroom and select toys
• How to conduct sessions/consultations/feedback with parents
• How to apply different techniques and methods when assessing and treating a child/adolescent.
• How to plan and execute therapy sessions for clients.
• About a variety of modalities/types of play and how and when to use them in practice.

☆Participants will receive exposure to the following play modalities:

• Relaxing Play (board games, puzzles)
• Sand Play (miniatures, symbolic play)
• Metaphors and Fantasies (Rosebush, Monster, Safe Space)
• Creative Play (drawing, painting, clay)
• Biblio-Play (stories, cartoons, books)
• Projective techniques (drawing, painting, sculpting)
• Dramatized Play (puppets, dolls, masks, dress-up)
 
☆Contact Marnie for more details
marnie@i2we.co.za

Cost: R5500
30 CEU’S accredited (HPCSA)
20 CEU’S accredited (SACSSP)

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Event Details

Start date: March 04, 2024

End date: March 08, 2024

Start time: 09:00 SAST

End time: 17:00 SAST

Venue: Online Via Zoom