Addressing Grief and Loss in the Play Room
presented by Jenn Pereira, PhD, LPC, LMHC-S, CPT-S, RPT-S
This 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, and the ways in which play therapy can support coping skills. We will also work to dispel the myths commonly encountered when dealing with grief and loss in child clients.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the play therapy themes of children dealing with grief and loss (Primary and Secondary)
- Identify 1-2 play therapy techniques to manage 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
- Discuss application of play therapy techniques to different aspects of grief and loss that arise in the play room
Session limited to 40 participants. | 2 APT Contact CE
Please note that CEs are not for anything other than APT hours.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Jenn Pereira, PhD, LPC, LMHC-S, CPT-S, RPT-S is an Associate Clinical Professor with ASU's Counseling and Counseling Psychology Unit. Her special areas of focus are Child-Centered Play Therapy, working with children and families, and trauma work. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, with school, private practice, and agency background, and has worked in the field for 20 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, grief work, play and sand therapy, and working with the culture of children. Jenn consults and presents on these topics locally and nationally and loves introducing people to the power of play!
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.
MIAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 99-050. MIAPT maintains responsibility for the program.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify MIAPT you are canceling, and we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a refund for the registration fee minus $15 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. No refunds after June 1, 2021.
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Skill Level: All skill levels