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Workshops – 2019 Hong Kong Play Therapy Conference

WORKSHOPS


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Child-Centered Play Therapy: The Path to Healing from the Effects of Interpersonal Trauma, Part 1 (WS01)
Anxious and Depressed: Meeting the Needs of Children with Mood Dysregulation Through Play Therapy, Part 1 (WS02)
Relational Healing: Effective play Therapy for Disruptive Behaviors, Part 1 (WS03)
The Power of Involving Families in the healing Process of Play Therapy, Part 1 (WS04)

Child-Centered Play Therapy: The Path to Healing from the Effects of Interpersonal Trauma, Part 2 (WS01)
Anxious and Depressed: Meeting the Needs of Children with Mood Dysregulation Through Play Therapy, Part 2 (WS02)
Relational Healing: Effective play Therapy for Disruptive Behaviors, Part 2 (WS03)
The Power of Involving Families in the healing Process of Play Therapy, Part 2 (WS04)
09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
19/F

Child-Centered Play Therapy: The Path to Healing from the Effects of Interpersonal Trauma (Part 1) -- WS01

Dr. Sue Bratton, Ph.D, LPC-S, RPT-S

Early experiences of interpersonal trauma often underlie symptoms and diagnoses that bring children to play therapy, with the result that as mental health professionals we often focus on the presenting symptoms and coping strategies rather than focus on the child’s underlying needs and the process of healing. The child’s complex and sometimes difficult journey toward healing will be explored from a Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) framework. Allowing children with a history of interpersonal trauma and attachment disruptions to access and integrate their experiences in safe and manageable ways is essential to the healing process particularly for children who have experienced pre-verbal traumas stored as implicit memory. Case example and video vignettes will be used to examine attachment dynamics and the complexity of trauma play in terms of its personal meaning for the child and how that informs the critical work within the child’s system. Examples of when and how to effectively involve caregivers will be presented. Neurobiological and developmental aspects of interpersonal trauma and attachment disruptions will be discussed in support of CCPT to treat children who have experienced early interpersonal/relationship traumas.
02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
19/F

Child-Centered Play Therapy: The Path to Healing from the Effects of Interpersonal Trauma (Part 2) -- WS01

Dr. Sue Bratton, Ph.D, LPC-S, RPT-S

Continuation of Part 1...

09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
19/F

Anxious and Depressed: Meeting the Needs of Children with Mood Dysregulation Through Play Therapy (Part 1) -- WS02

Dr. Dee Ray, Ph.D, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

Anxiety and depression disorders are the most prevalent types of disorders in children and adolescents. If left untreated, children with mood disorders are at high risk for developmental delays because of the high level of comorbidity and low levels of remission. Children who have mood disorders struggle with academic achievement, family cohesion, general happiness, self-esteem, and social and peer relationships. Dr. Ray will describe the process of child-centered play therapy with children who exhibit clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression. This workshop will identify assessments that can be used to identify and track mood dysregulations in children. Dr. Ray will specifically match and demonstrate the change variables in play therapy that help reduce problem symptoms. Participants will learn and observe play therapy skills that are effective with these children. Additionally, this workshop will offer tips on how to work with parents, caretakers and teachers of children who struggle with anxiety and depression.
02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
19/F

Anxious and Depressed: Meeting the Needs of Children with Mood Dysregulation Through Play Therapy (Part 2) -- WS02

Dr. Dee Ray, Ph.D, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

Continuation of Part 1...

09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8/F

Relational Healing: Effective Play Therapy for Disruptive Behaviors (Part 1) -- WS03

Dr Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

Children with severe behavioral problems; children with attachment disruptions; children who have been abused; children who are angry or depressed; children who have experienced trauma; children on the brink of institutionalization. These are our toughest cases and the ones for which we have few answers and effective interventions. This presentation will address why and how play therapy works for children with disruptive behaviors. Play therapy will be described and demonstrated in detail regarding its use and effectiveness with children displaying the most problematic presenting issues. Participants will learn how to communicate effectively through play therapy, how to measure effectiveness throughout treatment, and how to work within the “real” world of responding to parents and other adults. The play therapy process will be explored through the use of themes, session and case evaluation, and person of the play therapist. Specific techniques regarding consultation, documentation, measurement, and systemic intervention will be addressed.
02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
8/F

Relational Healing: Effective Play Therapy for Disruptive Behaviors (Part 2) -- WS03

Dr Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

Continuation of Part 1...

09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Power of Involving Families in the Healing Process of Play Therapy (Part 1) -- WS04

Dr. Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S

Research shows the effectiveness of play therapy can be significantly enhanced by including parents in children’s therapy and has the added benefits of preventing future problems by strengthening familial relationships and teaching/modeling more effective ways to parent. This presentation will focus on strategies for involving parents as therapeutic partners in the child’s healing process, dependent on child and parent readiness. Grounded in an attachment framework, Dr. Bratton will discuss and illustrate through case example various ways of involving parents to maximize treatment effect ---from initial assessment and diagnosis---to working with the family as an adjunct to individual play therapy through parent consultation and family play therapy interventions---to involving parents fully in the therapeutic process as the primary change agent in their child's life via Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Dr. Bratton will provide an overview of the considerable empirical support for CPRT, including its successful use with Chinese families.
02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 05:30 PM

The Power of Involving Families in the Healing Process of Play Therapy (Part 2) -- WS04

Dr. Sue Bratton, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S

Continuation of Part 1...