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You will leave ready and excited to work with children of all ages
Fill your tool kit full of techniques to use at the office, schools, in the community – anywhere that you are working with children
New and innovative techniques made simple such as sand tray therapy and drama therapy
Make counseling children fun and therapeutic
Effectively diagnose and counsel through play
Children lack some cognitive abilities needed to understand their world and experiences because they are still developing. In addition, they also lack the vocabulary to communicate their emotions and perceptions to someone else. This is where Play Therapy can be very useful and a vital tool. This seminar recording will teach you how to use play therapy as an incredible method of communication and diagnostics. It will teach you how to interpret the ways in which children play, the importance of what they play with/what they create, and how to interpret their interactions with us as the professional.
By the end of this seminar recording, you will learn how to understand and determine what the individual is struggling with and causes for presenting behaviors and emotions through their play. You will end with a tool box filled with ready to use Play Therapy techniques that you will immediately be able to implement in your work with children and clients of all ages. This tool box will consist of appropriate tools for different presenting problems such as anger, ADHD, depression, anxiety and more. Some of the tools will include Sand Tray therapy, coloring, the use of puppets, dance/movement, “I Spy”, Gift Boxes, and so many other great techniques. Much of this conference will include active learning and hands on participation. So get ready to learn, have fun and see the world through a child’s eyes.
PLAY THERAPY – HOW TO USE IT!
Specific techniques and novel approaches
Assessment and diagnostic
Non-directive versus directive/soft and hard mediums
Hands on learning and using the techniques – from crayons, to puppets, to movement and much more! This will be the focus of the day
Sand tray work
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What animal am I?
Maps – where in the world do you want to be?
Dance and movement
Emotions – Feeling face
Bam Bam dolls
What techniques are best for what disorders:
Depression and self-esteem issues
PLAY THERAPY WITH FAMILIES
Areas of caution
Hard and soft mediums
Sexualized and acting out behaviors
Children who have been abused
Explain the purpose and goals of play therapy.
Implement specific and easy play therapy techniques for specific presenting issues.
Use play therapy as a diagnostic tool and interpret what you see.
Determine which play therapy techniques to use with different children and different presenting problems.
Address change to issues to be aware of and areas of caution including selecting the best materials depending upon the presenting issue.
Demonstrate how to use these techniques in a variety of settings including group play therapy.
ABOUT CHRISTINE DARGON
Christine Dargon, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She has been working with children and families for years in such areas as abuse, divorce and custody disputes, children of alcoholic/drug addicted parents and adopted children. She is co-owner of Valley Counseling and Psychological Services (VCPS) in Sedona, AZ. VCPS offers a wide range of psychological services including play therapy, psychological testing and counseling for individuals of all ages. Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 15 years specializing in Child Development and Counseling. She is on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Family Therapy, her Masters’ of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University with a focus in School Counseling and her Bachelors’ in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Connecticut. She is also a member of the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Dargon is the founder and director of a Children’s’ Theater Company and served for years as the director of the drama program at a large metropolitan high school on the east coast. She has much training and experience with drama and dance and now integrates that into her therapeutic work.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
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