Play Therapy Series:
Play Therapy: Counseling in the Child's Language
Dr. Dee Ray, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic, The University of North Texas
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
This webinar will present an introduction to Play Therapy. Children often have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings, which may produce obstacles for the child counselor. This workshop is intended to present step-by-step introductory methods on how to help children accurately express themselves to the counselor in their own language of play. In Child-Centered Play Therapy, the healing factor is identified as the relationship between play therapist and child. Relationship is based on clear communication between therapist and child, yet the child communicates through play. This webinar will offer a process for developing healing relationships with children, as well as help counselors use play therapy to reach treatment goals.
1. Participants will learn the functions of play in therapy.
2. Participants will learn the six necessary conditions for effective play therapy.
3. Participants will learn the goals and objectives of play therapy.
4. Participants will learn effective responses of play therapists.
5. Participants will learn effective responses of play therapists.
Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Counseling Program and Director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic at the University of North Texas. Dr. Ray has published over 100 articles, chapters and books in the field of play therapy, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy. Dr. Ray is author of A Therapist’s Guide to Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice, Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, and co-author of Group Play Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy Research. She is current editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling and former editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy. She is a founding board member and past president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. She was noted as one of the Top 25 Women Professors in Texas and the recipient of Association of Humanistic Counseling Educator Award, Texas Outstanding Counselor Educator Award, Outstanding Research Award for Association for Play Therapy, Outstanding Research Award for Texas Counseling Association, and Nancy Guillory Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Field of Play Therapy from Texas Association for Play Therapy.
CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.
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